Correcting Another Rumor – Jeffco Is Not Highest in Mill Overrides!

Seems like every time we need something for our kids, there’s someone out there (sometimes anonymous/sometimes not) who decides to flat out lie or start rumors. That’s just not okay. It’s the same as the billion dollar budget lie we asked you to correct.

 

Such is the case with the entity that took the .com version of our website, rerouted the link to an anonymous website after we filed complaints, and masked their registration out of the country to prevent being accountable. You’ll remember that issue that we have been unable to get resolved due to them skirting laws and continuing their problem with transparency and accountability:

http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/sjk-files-complaints/

 

The latest nose-growing falsity they’ve posted via Twitter: “Jeffco resident pays among the highest number of mill overrides for education in the state.” With the #standupforkids hashtag even.

This is a flat out lie. And here’s the proofhttps://www.cde.state.co.us/cdefinance/sfmilllevy

 

Jeffco is one of the two largest districts in the state, serving more than 86,000 students in K-12. Yet, for voter approved mills, we’re number 9. With state adjustments, we are number 14.  The data is included below so you can see for yourself but the link above will give you even more  info!

 

SCHOOL   DISTRICT NET ASSESSED VALUATION TOTAL PROGRAM MILLS VOTER APPROVED OVERRIDE   MILLS BOND REDEMP. MILLS TOTAL MILL LEVY
           PRAIRIE RE-11 TOTAL $484,230,810 4.933 0.155 0.537 5.846
           DE BEQUE 49JT TOTAL $412,415,990 3.430 0.000 4.060 7.551
           GILPIN COUNTY RE-1 TOTAL $308,018,851 4.075 3.183 0.000 7.744
           RANGELY RE-4 TOTAL $427,437,340 2.116 0.000 4.442 8.310
           GARFIELD 16 TOTAL $1,219,074,770 2.231 1.778 4.441 8.555
           PAWNEE RE-12 TOTAL $268,812,510 4.293 0.484 4.166 8.945
           ASPEN 1 TOTAL $2,735,887,980 4.412 1.787 2.615 9.111
           GILCREST RE-1 TOTAL $1,550,245,510 6.200 2.518 0.000 9.163
           MEEKER RE-1 TOTAL $783,475,580 5.767 0.517 2.869 9.324
           AGUILAR REORGANIZED 6 TOTAL $38,114,560 8.520 0.000 0.080 9.375
           PLATTE VALLEY RE-7 TOTAL $1,654,165,730 5.364 1.506 2.675 10.247
           PRIMERO REORGANIZED 2 TOTAL $202,369,310 1.680 1.718 6.871 11.076
           TELLURIDE R-1 TOTAL $743,939,250 6.053 2.504 2.420 11.332
           IGNACIO 11 JT TOTAL $487,262,673 2.274 2.258 7.900 12.436
           KEENESBURG RE-3(J) TOTAL $1,584,510,440 10.779 0.757 1.804 13.526
           SILVERTON 1 TOTAL $42,597,105 10.965 0.000 2.100 13.566
           GARFIELD RE-2 TOTAL $1,229,154,740 4.700 3.433 7.318 15.545
           CHEYENNE RE-5 TOTAL $118,917,507 6.674 6.113 2.740 15.672
           FT. LUPTON RE-8 TOTAL $1,349,835,710 12.143 1.982 1.552 15.755
           PLATEAU VALLEY 50 TOTAL $158,232,040 11.450 2.211 2.241 15.910
           NORWOOD R-2J TOTAL $60,308,260 3.910 7.152 4.690 16.240
           CROWLEY COUNTY RE-1-J TOTAL $40,599,193 16.449 0.000 0.000 16.458
           AGATE 300 TOTAL $15,062,447 16.798 0.000 0.000 16.817
           TRINIDAD 1 TOTAL $119,861,210 12.427 0.000 4.491 16.925
           BRIGGSDALE RE-10 TOTAL $184,443,610 11.565 3.500 1.988 17.105
           STEAMBOAT SPRINGS RE-2 TOTAL $821,887,550 9.985 1.914 4.073 17.451
           KIT CARSON R-1 TOTAL $55,855,984 7.814 5.729 0.000 17.573
           DURANGO 9-R TOTAL $1,490,216,420 6.601 3.758 5.730 17.876
           CRIPPLE CREEK RE-1 TOTAL $254,634,610 11.505 2.295 4.121 18.134
           HINSDALE COUNTY RE-1 TOTAL $62,535,390 16.599 0.000 1.512 18.149
           CLEAR CREEK RE-1 TOTAL $587,798,220 12.282 3.129 3.485 19.108
           KIOWA C-2 TOTAL $30,377,446 19.188 0.000 0.000 19.205
           LAMAR RE-2 TOTAL $82,340,316 19.595 0.000 0.000 19.598
           SUMMIT RE-1 TOTAL $1,724,568,190 10.666 2.718 4.350 19.618
           DOLORES COUNTY RE-2 TOTAL $162,343,778 15.559 2.156 2.400 20.122
           EAGLE COUNTY RE-50 TOTAL $2,734,683,670 11.618 2.174 5.303 20.331
           PARK RE-2 TOTAL $286,747,174 12.173 0.722 5.740 20.702
           MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ RE-1 TOTAL $668,794,660 18.845 0.000 2.199 21.072
           BAYFIELD 10 JT-R TOTAL $283,418,772 8.229 7.528 5.269 21.161
           GENOA-HUGO C113 TOTAL $125,606,145 16.765 0.000 3.964 21.380
           ARICKAREE R-2 TOTAL $36,012,683 14.181 7.000 0.000 21.399
           MANZANOLA 3J TOTAL $9,485,457 21.729 0.000 0.000 21.730
           WEST GRAND 1-JT TOTAL $170,216,420 13.811 3.231 5.035 22.078
           BETHUNE R-5 TOTAL $16,606,816 22.188 0.000 0.000 22.188
           EADS RE-1 TOTAL $21,868,680 22.199 0.000 0.000 22.200
           EAST GRAND 2 TOTAL $519,453,730 11.775 2.560 5.800 22.412
           LAS ANIMAS RE-1 TOTAL $58,863,130 19.498 0.000 3.121 22.619
           PLAINVIEW RE-2 TOTAL $20,178,060 19.520 0.000 0.000 22.718
           HOEHNE REORGANIZED 3 TOTAL $43,682,590 22.658 0.000 0.000 22.720
           CAMPO RE-6 TOTAL $12,692,518 10.756 11.733 0.000 22.855
           MANCOS RE-6 TOTAL $46,769,450 15.658 7.137 0.000 22.857
           NORTH PARK R-1 TOTAL $54,593,302 23.041 0.000 0.000 23.041
           EATON RE-2 TOTAL $649,596,420 19.438 1.847 1.431 23.293
           NORTH CONEJOS RE-1J TOTAL $30,429,097 17.123 0.000 0.000 23.420
           MOUNTAIN VALLEY RE-1 TOTAL $18,339,746 23.558 0.000 0.000 23.558
           MONTROSE RE-1J TOTAL $475,548,432 21.967 0.000 1.670 23.670
           COTOPAXI RE-3 TOTAL $56,664,233 21.702 2.000 0.000 23.717
           ARCHULETA COUNTY 50 JT TOTAL $270,762,860 21.014 0.000 3.576 24.737
           MCCLAVE RE-2 TOTAL $21,159,450 18.915 0.000 0.000 24.868
           WILEY RE-13JT TOTAL $12,685,295 25.053 0.000 0.000 25.060
           FOUNTAIN 8 TOTAL $141,080,620 19.684 5.000 0.000 25.195
           PLATEAU RE-5 TOTAL $60,697,900 17.418 7.331 0.000 25.350
           WRAY RD-2 TOTAL $105,984,490 15.032 3.774 6.755 25.623
           OURAY R-1 TOTAL $54,517,930 18.931 2.843 3.820 25.659
           CENTENNIAL R-1  TOTAL $52,688,456 16.280 0.000 9.325 25.702
           WEST END RE-2 TOTAL $42,228,457 19.899 5.873 0.000 25.785
           JOHNSTOWN-MILLIKEN RE-5J TOTAL $337,393,428 18.414 1.482 5.285 25.851
           DEL NORTE C-7 TOTAL $86,772,347 16.308 9.595 0.000 25.920
           ROCKY FORD R-2 TOTAL $35,170,237 25.924 0.000 0.000 25.949
           PRITCHETT RE-3 TOTAL $13,828,006 18.801 7.232 0.000 26.033
           WALSH RE-1 TOTAL $30,153,405 19.301 7.000 0.000 26.301
           CONSOLIDATED C-1 TOTAL $98,538,370 22.903 0.000 3.800 26.704
           VILAS RE-5 TOTAL $6,915,002 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.000
           CHERAW 31 TOTAL $6,008,277 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.000
           JULESBURG RE-1 TOTAL $32,968,450 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.000
           LONE STAR 101 TOTAL $7,676,657 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.000
           GRANADA RE-1 TOTAL $13,836,015 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.001
           SPRINGFIELD RE-4 TOTAL $25,920,993 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.010
           CALHAN RJ-1 TOTAL $24,543,958 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.091
           KARVAL RE-23 TOTAL $6,501,453 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.118
           DEER TRAIL 26J TOTAL $34,019,561 27.000 0.000 0.000 27.204
           DELTA COUNTY 50(J) TOTAL $399,305,153 22.656 0.000 4.700 27.386
           BURLINGTON RE-6J TOTAL $84,486,824 24.180 3.197 0.000 27.395
           RIDGWAY R-2 TOTAL $95,115,100 12.928 5.844 8.678 27.510
           HUERFANO RE-1 TOTAL $92,022,998 23.781 0.000 4.561 28.352
           MIAMI-YODER 60 TOTAL $17,795,562 20.834 0.000 5.377 28.504
           LA VETA RE-2 TOTAL $35,098,138 26.312 0.000 2.225 28.599
           AULT-HIGHLAND RE-9 TOTAL $183,498,400 16.880 4.904 6.457 28.698
           FLORENCE RE-2 TOTAL $148,056,387 15.203 2.364 11.331 28.908
           HAYDEN RE-1 TOTAL $101,938,750 20.586 8.883 0.000 29.528
           FRENCHMAN RE-3 TOTAL $24,724,000 27.000 0.000 1.830 29.583
           LAKE COUNTY R-1 TOTAL $234,262,096 23.469 2.851 3.369 29.690
           PLATTE CANYON R-1 TOTAL $117,419,951 17.662 5.361 6.650 29.784
           PEYTON 23JT TOTAL $40,161,520 21.419 0.000 9.000 30.419
           WOODLIN R-104 TOTAL $28,138,577 19.772 5.508 0.000 30.482
           MOFFAT COUNTY RE-1 TOTAL $460,492,933 20.516 4.126 4.984 30.484
           PARK (ESTES PARK) R-3 TOTAL $362,724,511 20.549 5.296 4.647 30.583
           WIGGINS RE-50(J) TOTAL $194,469,300 23.726 0.000 6.200 30.746
           ELBERT 200 TOTAL $19,478,516 20.596 0.000 10.220 30.818
           LIMON RE-4J TOTAL $78,067,434 21.824 0.000 9.184 31.023
           WELDON VALLEY RE-20(J) TOTAL $17,651,980 27.000 0.000 4.220 31.767
           GUNNISON WATERSHED RE-1J TOTAL $513,127,207 15.500 7.308 8.951 31.886
           SIERRA GRANDE R-30 TOTAL $61,563,275 27.000 5.100 0.000 32.142
           BENNETT 29J TOTAL $180,080,179 22.285 0.000 9.971 32.387
           BUENA VISTA R-31 TOTAL $180,892,846 15.982 11.447 5.072 32.509
           BYERS 32J TOTAL $54,185,929 23.909 2.769 6.091 32.812
            YUMA 1 TOTAL $124,400,570 18.345 8.753 5.748 32.890
           BRANSON REORGANIZED 82 TOTAL $15,018,540 19.616 13.650 0.000 33.266
           SALIDA R-32(J) TOTAL $209,092,608 14.693 8.005 10.559 33.305
           FOWLER R-4J TOTAL $24,281,994 27.000 0.000 6.490 33.500
           SWINK 33 TOTAL $17,506,164 21.997 0.906 10.695 33.599
           SOUTH CONEJOS RE-10 TOTAL $28,888,349 18.788 0.000 14.844 33.657
           WOODLAND PARK RE-2 TOTAL $252,782,741 22.550 4.352 6.725 33.880
           STRATTON R-4 TOTAL $18,402,272 27.000 7.500 0.000 34.500
           BUFFALO RE-4 TOTAL $21,022,521 27.000 0.000 7.670 34.742
           ARRIBA-FLAGLER C-20 TOTAL $26,312,621 27.000 0.000 7.800 34.864
           HANOVER 28 TOTAL $35,513,590 8.433 0.000 22.000 35.112
           CANON CITY RE-1 TOTAL $229,321,679 27.000 0.000 8.044 35.174
           PUEBLO CITY SCHOOLS TOTAL $995,961,448 27.000 0.000 8.200 35.234
           DOLORES RE-4A TOTAL $57,249,060 20.883 6.812 7.299 35.281
           EAST OTERO R-1 TOTAL $63,044,529 24.417 0.000 10.801 35.367
           GREELEY RE-6 TOTAL $1,160,415,340 27.000 0.000 8.563 36.003
           HARRISON 2 TOTAL $563,802,630 18.092 10.173 8.000 36.414
           CREEDE CONSOLIDATED 1 TOTAL $41,099,482 20.453 1.703 14.328 36.484
           ELIZABETH C-1 TOTAL $173,342,346 26.714 0.000 9.951 36.722
           BRUSH RE-2(J) TOTAL $237,121,341 27.000 1.687 6.495 36.737
           MESA COUNTY VALLEY 51 TOTAL $1,649,727,000 24.214 5.225 6.659 36.845
           AKRON R-1 TOTAL $43,271,736 24.438 0.000 12.480 36.925
           ELLICOTT 22 TOTAL $29,704,040 27.000 0.000 10.000 37.001
           SANGRE DE CRISTO RE-22J TOTAL $33,604,805 27.000 0.000 10.020 37.020
           HOLYOKE RE-1J TOTAL $76,721,987 27.000 7.000 3.000 37.089
          IDALIA RJ-3 TOTAL $19,795,829 21.498 0.000 15.750 37.250
           KIM REORGANIZED 88 TOTAL $15,912,170 10.979 11.259 13.126 37.277
           HAXTUN RE-2J TOTAL $29,866,439 26.621 0.000 11.000 37.634
           SHERIDAN 2 TOTAL $166,278,055 20.947 6.014 11.161 38.308
           THOMPSON R-2J TOTAL $1,543,538,472 22.360 9.008 6.939 38.393
           OTIS R-3 TOTAL $17,771,450 27.000 0.000 11.506 38.508
           HOLLY RE-3 TOTAL $21,147,075 26.536 0.000 11.959 38.509
           STRASBURG 31J TOTAL $99,162,652 27.000 3.025 8.435 38.646
           VALLEY RE-1 TOTAL $194,477,100 26.651 2.571 9.512 38.752
           BIG SANDY 100J TOTAL $16,441,127 25.359 0.000 13.501 38.860
           CENTER 26JT TOTAL $29,743,116 27.000 0.000 11.748 38.939
           SOUTH ROUTT RE-3 TOTAL $97,154,540 21.283 9.411 8.430 39.282
           LIBERTY J-4 TOTAL $20,927,897 19.675 14.262 5.369 39.306
           HI PLAINS R-23 TOTAL $19,506,969 22.463 0.000 10.070 39.683
           SARGENT RE-33J TOTAL $35,904,113 27.000 2.089 10.766 39.855
           PUEBLO COUNTY 70 TOTAL $661,863,913 27.000 0.000 12.963 39.995
           ALAMOSA RE-11J TOTAL $129,954,444 27.000 0.000 13.356 40.367
           SANFORD 6J  TOTAL $8,060,314 27.000 0.000 13.581 40.588
           COLORADO SPRINGS 11 TOTAL $2,458,814,590 23.239 10.980 6.129 40.803
           EDISON 54JT TOTAL $3,842,185 27.000 0.000 13.490 40.834
           PLATTE VALLEY RE-3 TOTAL $25,784,040 22.942 0.000 15.000 41.414
           WINDSOR RE-4 TOTAL $626,500,560 27.000 4.143 9.847 41.494
           MONTE VISTA C-8 TOTAL $51,438,471 27.000 3.790 11.300 42.192
           DOUGLAS COUNTY RE-1 TOTAL $5,620,055,765 25.440 5.999 10.676 42.439
          FT. MORGAN RE-3 TOTAL $242,470,410 27.000 2.268 13.133 42.449
           ENGLEWOOD 1 TOTAL $466,336,848 21.895 9.985 11.846 44.268
           FALCON 49 TOTAL $751,972,470 24.459 9.800 10.159 44.635
           ADAMS 14 TOTAL $640,714,560 24.688 7.632 10.281 45.080
           MAPLETON 1 TOTAL $501,791,060 26.080 9.307 9.111 45.629
           BOULDER VALLEY RE- 2 TOTAL $5,852,367,168 25.023 11.348 7.885 45.814
           ROARING FORK RE-1 TOTAL $1,016,618,390 21.759 8.656 15.592 46.300
           LEWIS-PALMER 38 TOTAL $457,567,400 23.164 8.742 14.403 46.501
           DENVER COUNTY 1 TOTAL $13,221,694,094 25.541 10.976 10.250 47.397
           JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 TOTAL $8,128,937,831 26.252 13.937 6.750 47.487
           WIDEFIELD 3 TOTAL $335,574,490 21.894 11.771 5.500 47.527
           BRIGHTON 27J TOTAL $1,017,602,217 26.262 0.737 22.069 49.359
           CHERRY CREEK  5 TOTAL $5,210,192,144 22.494 14.925 10.439 49.703
           MANITOU SPRINGS 14 TOTAL $116,122,830 22.816 22.467 6.639 52.000
           POUDRE R-1 TOTAL $2,850,805,497 27.000 12.281 13.072 52.630
           CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN 12 TOTAL $387,164,780 27.000 15.246 10.614 53.000
           LITTLETON 6 TOTAL $1,512,020,466 25.353 17.525 8.497 53.424
           ST VRAIN VALLEY RE-1J TOTAL $2,908,339,966 24.995 13.590 14.800 53.887
           MOFFAT 2 TOTAL $21,607,429 27.000 5.058 20.964 54.339
           WESTMINSTER 50 TOTAL $572,968,570 27.000 13.692 15.027 56.994
           ACADEMY 20 TOTAL $1,432,791,730 26.952 18.670 14.238 60.216
          ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR TOTAL $2,076,831,124 27.000 17.045 21.665 66.017
           ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J TOTAL $2,146,328,646 26.010 19.894 20.000 66.648
STATE AVERAGE $102,988,962,195 20.439 7.820 8.372 37.666

 

It’s a disservice to our kids to continue to have to fight rumors and people who start them simply because…they don’t like taxes, they don’t like public schools, they don’t have kids, or maybe they just don’t think Colorado kids need bright futures. Education is not a “fundamental right” under the Constitution. However, “the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment requires that when a state establishes a public school system, no child living in that state may be denied equal access to schooling.”

 

We do need to take care of Colorado students and provide them with an adequate education and we have not been doing this with years of cuts and implementation of the negative factor and TABOR. Sign the petition, carry one, and volunteer!

http://www.greatedaction.org/

Here’s a great resource to see the impacts of TABOR on Colorado and school funding. Charlie Brown, Director of the Colorado Futures Center, Colorado State University presented this information to the board last week – http://www.boarddocs.com/co/jeffco/Board.nsf/files/AAWVHD80CF4B/$file/Presentation_TABOR%20and%20School%20Finance.2.pdf

Here are the facts – school funding in Colorado is a problem!

http://www.greateducation.org/statistics-faqs/

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The average school building in Jefferson County is 45 years old. Many of the heating and cooling systems, boilers, and plumbing are dated and inefficient. And yes, now lead has been found in drinking water in some schools.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/16/lead-found-in-drinking-water-jefferson-county-elementary-schools/

 

Making sure our kids are safe is a huge priority. “Complying with an updated Colorado Division of Fire and Prevention Control code requirement that says public, charter and junior colleges statewide must have locks in designated classrooms that can be locked from the inside” is a priority.

Maintaining a safe environment where students can learn without worrying about being harmed. (The children in our schools should not have to worry about being harmed while at school. The district is committed to protecting their safety and security, and a review of the facilities has identified high priority safety and security needs at our schools that could be funded by a ballot measure.)

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/19/colorado-school-districts-spend-millions-locks/

 

We may or may not have the opportunity to vote for a mill and bond to serve Jeffco students in November. Regardless, sharing accurate information is crucial. Making sure  your neighbors and friends have factual information is, or should be, your highest priority if you have children or just care about public education.

 

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