Elections - Local Election Mills are "outside" the School Finance Act:
- Capital Construction (Buildings)
- BEST elections
- General Operations
- Full-day Kindergarten
- Local Mill LevyOverride
- Local Sales Tax
- Operational Mill Levy Override
- Technology Mill Levy (Limited 3-year period)
- Transportation Fund Mill Levy
CSFP Tax Effort and Fiscal Capacity for 2015-16. It is important to note that school districts have no control over what 1 mill can raise. The range for what 1 mill can raise is from a low of about $4,000 to a high of $13,000,000. The range for what 1 mill can raise per student is a low of about $20 to a high of $3,000.
- One page Tax Effort / Fiscal Capacity District highlight - comparing the differences between what 1 mill can raise in 6 districts.
- One page Tax Effort / Fiscal Capacity highlight per student - comparing the difference between what 1 mill can raise per student in 6 districts.
- Tax Effort and Fiscal Capacity Report for all districts - includes Total Program Mills, Bond Mills, Total Override Mills, and Total Mills.
- Click here for explanation of Property Taxes: Do property taxes pay for schools? What are Local Override Revenues
Final results for 2016 Colorado school district elections
Tax Effort and Fiscal Capacity Report for Colorado School Districts includes Total Program Mills, Bond Mills, Total Override Mills, and Total Mills.
Map of Mill Levy Overrides as of 2016 elections. Map does not include Full-Day Kindergarten, Transportation, Operational, or Technology overrides.
Mill Levy Overrides between 2009-2014 - Between 2009 and 2014, Colorado experienced the Great Recession and the beginnings of an economic recovery. To help balance the state's budget, the Colorado State Legislature first instituted Mid-Year rescissions, and then created the Negative Factor. During this time period 59 of Colorado's 178 districts passed a mill levy override (MLO), while 119 have not. Mill Levy Overrides between 2009-2014 is a one-page overview of the impact of having the capacity/not having the capacity to pass a MLO, the wide variation of how many dollars 1 mill can raise, and the impact to district budgets. An update to this report will be published in January 2016.
2012 Local Elections Generate $152M for General Operations Type Pass Fail Total Passed General Operations 15 1 $152,453,800 Capital Construction 20 2 $857,362,085
2010 District Ballot Measure November Results (Bond, Bond/BEST, Mill Override, Cash Flow Gap if Amendment 61 passes).