• Voting Underway on District 50 Ballot Measures


    Thousands of votes have already been cast in the November 2014 election, but we won’t know until next week if voters have approved Adams County School District 50’s mill levy override and bond election proposal.

    Early voting began in mid-October in advance of the November 4 Election Day. Voter turnout is expected to be high because of hotly contested races for Governor and U.S. Senator.

    The two election measures are described below:

    3C - The Bond Proposal (2 dollars per month per $100,000 of assessed property valuation) would raise $20 million to upgrade safety and security features in schools and add air conditioning to the five elementary schools that are without. In addition, the money would be used to renovate facilities providing students access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes to prepare them for jobs of the future. Funds would also be available to match state funds as part of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program.

    3D - The Mill Levy Override (3 dollars per month per $100,000 of assessed property valuation) would raise $2.5 million a year to support academic programming focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as practical vocational training. The funds would offset future budget cuts that impact classroom sizes as well as arts, theater and music programs. The dollars would keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom and support the continued implementation of the District’s successful Competency Based System (CBS).

    You can read the ballot language here.

    Voters can still register online at: www.govotecolorado.com.

    Posted October 30, 2014