Election Initiatives 2017
The Estes Park School District R-3 Board of Education approved a resolution at their regular board meeting on August 21, 2017 authorizing to place a mill levy override on the November 2017 election ballot. The proposal will require approval by voters and will come with a tax increase (approximately $5.25 a month based on a $400,000 home). The Mill Levy Override in the amount of $1,009,583 annually would provide ongoing funds for improvements such as:
- Recruiting and retaining a strong diverse pool of teachers and staff, as well as provide continuous leadership and growth opportunities;
- Expanding college and career programs such as apprenticeships, career technical education (vocational) courses to explore trade fields such as mechanics, carpentry, technology, greenhouse operations, and agriculture;
- Providing comprehensive mental health, wellness and safety resources by expanding on social emotional learning (SEL) and including more wrap around services to support students;
- Expanding technology access to more students, and integrate new forms of innovative education;
- Adjust curriculum to expand on 21st Century skills, essential life skills, hands-on post secondary experience, financial literacy and career readiness.
There would be strong oversight and accountability associated with the proposed funding measure. All spending from the mill levy override would be publicly disclosed through the Financial Transparency information on the District’s website.
For more information on the proposed mill levy override, questions or feedback, please visit the district website: www.estesschools.org/election2017 or contact the Designated Election Official via email at Heather_Gooch@estesschools.org or via telephone at (970) 586-2361 ext. 3001.
District Election Boundary Map
Correction to Previously Distributed or Advertised Material
There was an error on the previously posted mill levy override calculation table that was posted on the district website as well as distributed via paper copies through various election contacts. The table that was posted prior to 10/16/17 had an error on it showing the assessed values for residential properties in the commercial properties section. The assessed values for commercial properties have been updated and both tables are shown below for reference. The amounts that were shown in the tax paid columns were correct but might have been confusing when trying to tie to the assessed value on the old table.
The updated table and new information on "assessed valuation" is also available to view at www.estesschools.org/thebottomline
The Estes Park School District remains transparent regarding all information surrounding the election, and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused for the voters of this community.