District’s Local Mill Levy Override (MLO) elections are “outside” the School Finance Act.
TYPES OF ELECTIONS
- Capital Construction (Buildings)
- BEST elections
- General Operations (Mill Levy Overrides)
- Local Mill Levy Override
- Local Sales Tax
- Operational Mill Levy Override
- Technology Mill Levy (Limited 3-year period)
- Transportation Fund Mill Levy
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF MILL LEVY OVERRIDES IN COLORADO
TAX EFFORT AND FISCAL CAPACITY 2015-16
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.
PROPERTY TAXES - DO THEY PAY FOR SCHOOLS?
Do property taxes pay for schools? What are Local Override Revenues? Explanation of Property Taxes
2020 State Ballot Information Booklet (the Blue Book)- Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly
The Gallagher Amendment- Legislative Council Staff, July 30, 2020
Final November 2019 Colorado Election Results for School Finance (Thank you to Paul Howe for taking the time to create and update the spreadsheet)
School District Election Results for 2018: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Sales Tax
2018 School District Election Report - Final Results
2018 Elections-What do they Mean for Fiscal Policy? presentation by Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, CSFP Advisory Committee meeting.
School District Election Results for 2017: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Operational Mill Levy, Full Day Kindergarten MLO, Transportation MLO, Sales Tax.
- 2017 School District Election Report - Final results
- Map of Mill Levy Overrides as of 2017 elections. Map does not include Full-Day Kindergarten, Transportation, or Technology Overrides.
- 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.
- 2014 Election Results by district (Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override, City Tax) and Summary of Elections from 2010-2014.
- Mill Levy Overrides - Colorado Map
- 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.
Final results of November 2013 school district Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override, Technology Mill Levy elections.
2012 Capital Construction (Bond, BEST) & General Operations (Mill Levy Override, Local Sales Tax) District Election Results.
2010 District Ballot Measure November Results (Bond, Bond/BEST, Mill Override, Cash Flow Gap if Amendment 61 passes).