STRONG SCHOOLS MATTER
ISSUE 3A: MILL LEVY OVERRIDE PROPOSAL
- Recruit and retain quality teachers and staff.
- Reduce class size.
- Restore programs like art, music, technology, counseling and physical education.
- Replace outdated textbooks and classroom learning materials.
- Expand hours and services in the district's preschool programs.
- Fund ongoing necessary maintenance, reducing costly emergency repairs.
- Fund transportation to improve safety and reliability.
- An investment of $1.90/month per $100,000 of a home’s actual value produces $8 million annually for seven years to support our schools and students.
Pay for teachers in our district is more than $10,000 lower than in the Denver Metro area and $6,000 below Aspen and Summit County. How can we expect to recruit and retain quality teachers if they can't afford to live here? Issues 3A and 3B deserve our support.
— Kevin Kottenstette, Retired Eagle County Teacher
STRONG OVERSIGHT & ACCOUNTABILITY
- NO funds go to senior district administration.
- Mill levy override sunsets in seven years.
- All spending publicly disclosed through community meetings and the district’s website.
- Citizen oversight committee will be in place to oversee use of proceeds.
ISSUE 3B: BOND PROPOSAL
- Provide students with relevant, updated instructional technology to prepare global-ready graduates.
- Replace outdated roofs, heating, plumbing and other critical repair backlogs, extending the useful life of existing facilities and improving energy efficiency—saving taxpayer dollars.
- Improve school safety and security districtwide, including secure entrances and safety equipment.
- Add classrooms and other learning spaces at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum to address rapid enrollment growth and allow for expansion of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and career/technical programs.
- Fund renovation or reconstruction at Eagle Valley Middle School, Eagle Valley Elementary School, Red Sandstone Elementary School and Red Canyon High School in Eagle to accommodate student population growth and provide comparable learning environments to that of other district schools.
- An investment of $1.44/month per $100,000 of a home’s actual value funds $144 million in school facility improvements.
It’s been a decade since the school district received a funding increase. During that time enrollment has increased by more than 1,400 students. To prepare kids for college and beyond, and to extend the life of our existing school buildings, we need to invest in them.
— Kevin Brubeck, Town of Eagle Mayor Pro Tem