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 ENCENDIDO 5A

Sí a las escuelas del condado de Eagle

5A

Molino Levanular

(MLO)

¿Qué es una anulación del Mill Levy?

Una anulación del impuesto al molino es un impuesto a la propiedad aprobado por los votantes que proporciona fondos para el fondo general del distrito escolar. Estos fondos van a nuestras escuelas locales y no al estado. Se puede utilizar una anulación del impuesto de fábrica para gastos operativos, como personas, programas y servicios.

 

La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Eagle (ECSD) ha aprobado una pregunta electoral de anulación del impuesto de $3.84 millones que aparecerá en la boleta como pregunta.#A.

¿Para qué se utilizará la anulación del Mill Levy a partir de la pregunta electoral?#A?

  • Apoyar el compromiso del distrito de retener y reclutar a los mejores y más brillantes maestros y personal. Los fondos garantizarán que el distrito pueda ser competitivo en compensación y beneficios para los maestros y el personal.
     

  • Mejorar la seguridad de las escuelas y aulas.financiando capacitación, asesoramiento y programas para el personal, los estudiantes y la comunidad relacionados con la seguridad escolar.
     

  • Proporcionar servicios de apoyo críticos, incluidos especialistas en intervención y asesoramiento en salud mental. Estos mejoran la seguridad de los estudiantes al aumentar las oportunidades de servicios de salud mental, como la prevención del suicidio y el asesoramiento sobre abuso de sustancias.
     

  • Mantener programas que incluyan arte, música, tecnología y educación física que respalden experiencias de aprendizaje vibrantes, habilidades básicas y desarrollo del lenguaje; mejorar las oportunidades de rendimiento académico de los estudiantes.

* MLO sharing per state statute

Teacher appreciation sign in front of Eagle County school.

¿Cuál es el impacto fiscal?

¡Este año es diferente!ECSD tiene la oportunidad, con la aprobación de los votantes en noviembre de 2023, de beneficiarse del aumento de los valores de propiedad tasados del condado de Eagle para financiar la oportunidad del impuesto al molino y financiar la construcción de viviendas para empleados e instalaciones de educación infantil temprana en todo el valle de Vail sin aumentar gradualmente los impuestos a la propiedad. ECSDno esrecibirán una ganancia inesperada por el aumento de los valores tasados de las propiedades, pero se beneficiarán del aumento general en la recaudación de impuestos a la propiedad debido al aumento en los valores de las propiedades.Debido a que la financiación de la educación en Colorado está limitada por laLey de financiación escolar y su complicada fórmula,ECSD reducirá su impuesto a los molinos el próximo año mantenerse dentro de los requisitos de financiación limitada.

Summary of Written Comments
FOR Ballot Issue No. 5A:

Public education in Colorado has always been underfunded when compared to the rest of the country, and this is not changing anytime soon. To compensate for insufficient funding from the state level, school districts rely on their local communities to provide necessary funding through voter-approved property tax-generated investments in local schools.

 

The nationwide shortage of qualified teachers has impacted every school district, including the Eagle County School District (ECSD). Retaining and attracting quality teachers and staff is especially challenging for ECSD because of the cost of living and lack of affordable housing. 5A will help ECSD compete for quality teachers and staff by increasing salaries and benefits, enabling the district to retain and recruit the best and brightest teachers and staff.

 

$3 million of 5A funding will go to increasing teacher and staff salaries to keep ECSD salaries competitive with other school districts across the state and country. Funds from 5A will not be used to increase compensation for senior district administrators. The cost of living in Eagle County makes it difficult for teachers to stay here when other districts in the Front Range are offering higher salaries. ECSD wants to stay in the top 10 of the 178 school districts in Colorado for teacher pay to keep the quality teachers we already have and attract more of the best teachers to our schools.

 

School safety and security are a key priority, as is providing much needed student mental health services and counseling supports to ensure the success of every child. ECSD is completing an assessment of its safety and security protocols across the district and based on the recommendations of this study, 5A will enhance the safety and security for schools and classrooms.

 

5A will also provide immense value to students and staff and help address ongoing challenges following the pandemic. Programs and services dedicated to pandemic recovery need additional funding. 5A will provide critical student support services including mental health counseling, suicide prevention programs, and intervention specialists to work with students.

 

5A will also allow the district to maintain and expand programs including art, music, technology, and physical education improving academic performance opportunities and preparing students for college, entering the workforce, and to be well rounded successful individuals with bright futures.

 

ECSD has an opportunity to benefit from Eagle County’s increased assessed property values to fund the mill levy opportunity and finance building employee housing and early childcare education facilities without incrementally adding to property taxes. ECSD does not receive a windfall from increased assessed property values but will benefit from the overall increase in property tax collections due to the increase in property values. In fact, because education funding in Colorado is capped by the School Finance Act and its complicated formula, ECSD will need to reduce its mill levy next year by 2 mills to stay within the requirements of capped funding. Voter approval of both 5A and 5B does not create an increase in the total mill levy paid to ECSD.

No Comments were filed by the constitutional deadline AGAINST Ballot Issue No. 5A.

For the full official Eagle County Ballot Issue Notice Blue Book writeup on 5A, click here.

To view the entire official 2023 election booklet here.

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