District Elections

District’s Local Mill Levy Override (MLO) elections are “outside” the School Finance Act.

TYPES OF ELECTIONS
  • Capital Construction (Buildings)
    • Bond
    • 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 ELECTIONS
                                                                                                ELECTIONS 2020
DRAFT of 2020 School District Elections-
Elections: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Operational MLO, and Transportation MLO.  Information posted as of 9/21/2020.
2020 State Ballot Information Booklet (the Blue Book)- Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly
The Gallagher Amendment- Legislative Council Staff, July 30, 2020
2019 ELECTIONS
Final November 2019 Colorado Election Results for School Finance (Thank you to Paul Howe for taking the time to create and update the spreadsheet)
 Map of Mill Levy Overrides for 2019 elections
2018 ELECTIONS
School District Election Results for 2018: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Sales Tax
2018 Elections-What do they Mean for Fiscal Policy? presentation by Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, CSFP Advisory Committee meeting.
2017 ELECTIONS
School District Election Results for 2017: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Operational Mill Levy, Full Day Kindergarten MLO, Transportation MLO, Sales Tax.
2016 ELECTIONS
2015 ELECTIONS
2014 ELECTIONS
Mill Levy Overrides between 2009-2014 one-page overview of the impact of having the capacity/not having the capacity to pass an 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.
2013 ELECTIONS
2012 ELECTIONS
2011 ELECTIONS
2010 ELECTIONS
2010 District Ballot Measure November Results (Bond, Bond/BEST, Mill Override, Cash Flow Gap if Amendment 61 passes).