Jeffco PTA has voted to endorse this measure as we feel it is vital funding to upgrade security and technology, keep quality teachers in the classroom, and ensure students have the necessary skills for college and the workforce – all for approximately $4.12 per month for every $100,000 in home value.
We ask that you please join us in the effort to spread the word and get involved. Here are ways you can get involved and some helpful information.
Sign up to volunteer with the 3A 3B campaign – send an email to 3A3BInfo@supportjeffcoschools.com. – Or contact the Jeffco PTA Advocacy Chair – Katy Winner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want a Yard Sign, participate in phone banking or canvassing our community with information on 3A & 3B? Sign up here.
Contact Jeffco PTA Legislative Chair – Katie Winner, email@example.com with any questions, comments or concerns. Your engagement and productive involvement in our schools matters!
Jeffco Schools has a Tradition of Excellence with a long history of strong schools and great teachers. Yes on 3A and 3B will ensure Jeffco students and teachers are able to learn and work in a safe environment that prepares all students in the district for college and the work force.
At a special meeting August 2 2016, the Board of Education voted to place a $535 million bond and $33 million mill levy override on the ballot this November.
If Jefferson County voters approve the mill levy ballot measure, the funding will enable Jeffco Public Schools to:
- Increase per-student funding for programs suited to individual schools such as STEM, career/tech, and art and music;
- Have transparent and competitive teacher compensation to ensure the district’s ability to attract and retain the best teachers;
- Cover any funding gaps should the state reduce funding; and
- Improve safety and security, including enhanced mental health services such as school counselors and intervention programming
If voters approve the bond, the funding will enable Jeffco Public Schools to:
- Improve, update, and repair 110 schools, including updating technology, lab spaces, and furnishings;
- Renovate and construct additions at 45 schools and facilities, including more classroom space; and
- Replace four current school facilities and construct three new elementary schools.
The funding from both the mill levy override and the bond will benefit all neighborhood, option, and charter schools in the district.
After reviewing the current budget, projected future school funding, and facilities conditions, the Board felt that asking voters for this funding was needed in order to provide the best learning resources to prepare students for the workforce and college. This includes attracting and retaining the best teachers and enhancing school safety and security to provide the best learning environment for students.
If approved, the bond and mill levy override will cost taxpayers $4.12/month per $100K home value and $15.04/month per $100K property value for non-residential properties.