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Widefield School District 3 - 3A

Summary: Authorizes an increase in Widefield School District taxes by $3.5 million annually to fund the school district, including compensating for lost state funding, recruitment and retention of teachers, reducing class size, and expanding technology.BALLOT LANGUAGE: SHALL WIDEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 TAXES BE INCREASED $3.5 MILLION IN 2018 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY AN AMOUNT THAT, WHEN COMBINED WITH OTHER TAXES PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BYDISTRICT VOTERS IN 2002 FOR THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND, EQUALS TEN PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT’S TOTAL PROGRAM AS PROVIDED BY STATE LAW (AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN STATE LAW OR ANY SIMILAR TERMS PROVIDED IN ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISION OF STATE LAW), BY THE LEVY OF PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND AT A RATE THAT WILL PRODUCE AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TEN PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT’S TOTAL PROGRAM, TO FUND DISTRICT OPERATIONS INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS:- RECOVERING A PORTION OF CUTS IN STATE FUNDING TO ENHANCE DISTRICT STEM, READING, WRITING, AND MATH PROGRAMS,- RECRUITING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF,- REDUCING CLASS SIZES AND SUSTAINING INNOVATIVE ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING,- COVERING OPERATING COSTS RELATED TO A NEW SCHOOL FACILITY FOR PRE-K THOUGH 8TH GRADE, AND- ENSURING THAT STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY?
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