Jeffco Public Schools 2018 Ballot Initiatives - Page 3



2018 Mill Levy Override
Ballot Initiative
WHAT IS A MILL LEVY OVERRIDE?
• Used for ongoing expenses and needs such as attracting &
retaining quality teachers & staff
• Voter-approved property tax increase
• Funds stay local in Jeffco Public Schools
• Put simply: a mill levy brings classrooms to life - it’s about
students & staff
$33M MILL LEVY TAX IMPACT
MILL LEVY OVERRIDE USES
• Increasing competitiveness with surrounding districts to attract
& retain quality teachers & staff
• Increasing school safety & security including increased mental
health supports & counseling
• Expanding career/technical education & STEM options
• Improving classroom materials & technology
• Expanding full-day early childhood education
• Supporting charter schools
$2.10/month per $100K in (residential) value
*Figures are approximations based on available data.
Increasing
competitiveness with
surrounding districts
10%
• $300K home = $6.31/month
• $500K home = $10.52/month
Increasing school safety
& security including
increased mental health
supports & counseling
10%
ACCOUNTABILITY
• None of these funds will be used for senior central
administration
• Monitored by a citizen oversight committee
• Subject to annual external audit
10%
50%
20%
Expanding career/
technical education &
STEM options
Improving classroom
materials & technology
Expanding full-day early
childhood education

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