I’m a taxpayer and registered voter in the Elizabeth C-1 School District. My daughter is enrolled in the district, and I regularly volunteer at her …
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I’m a taxpayer and registered voter in the Elizabeth C-1 School
District. My daughter is enrolled in the district, and I regularly
volunteer at her school. I’ve seen firsthand what the district’s
teaching staff can do with limited classroom resources — they truly
Annual funding per student in the Elizabeth C-1 School District
is $6,732. This is $1,207 less than the Colorado average and ranks
167th out of 176 public school districts statewide. Because of
limited funding our teachers are paid substantially less than their
peers in neighboring districts.
The net result is we’ve been losing 30-40 teachers each of the
past several years to districts that pay better.
The Elizabeth C-1 School District ranks as a “high performing”
district under Colorado school accountability guidelines. However,
we cannot expect to maintain high academic standards if we are
unable to attract and retain the best possible teachers for our
Proposition 3A is a proposed mill levy override that will
generate approximately $1.2 million in additional annual revenues
for the Elizabeth C-1 School District. The vast majority of these
funds — 86 — will be dedicated to teacher and support staff
The remaining 14 percent will be used for curriculum
enhancements and technology improvements. The cost to homeowners in
the district will be $4.67 per month for every $100K in actual
property value. For the average $340K home in the community, this
equates to about $200 per year.
I believe we owe this investment to our children and our
community, and I encourage all concerned voters to support
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