Did you know that 3A/3B is a 15% Tax Increase?
Here are some facts:
JeffCo Residents Already Pay 30% More Mills than the Average Colorado District:
JeffCo - 48.721 vs
Avg CO District - 37.505
$39M (3A) PERMANENT Increase: Doesn’t cover $46 million in cuts
$99M (3B) in Bonds to Cover Routine Maintenance on Air Conditioning and Security Systems?
Would You Borrow for 20 Years to Fix a Leaky Roof?
Funding IS Adequate
How Funds are Spent Needs to Change
Spending Nearly One Billion Dollars
$11,000 per student
Does the money go to the classroom to help student achievement? NO
Does the money go toward pay raises for highly effective teachers? NO
Is Instrumental Music, Outdoor Lab and Librarians the only place to cut? NO
Where will the money go?
- $5M to buy back furlough days
- $24M in increased PERA costs
2004 – $43.4M
2012 – $76.0M
2018 – $100.8M (Estimated 15% of General Fund Expenditures)
We can preserve vital programs for our students without increasing taxes.