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)
    • Full-day Kindergarten
    • 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

 

2018 ELECTIONS

District Election Preliminary Results - 11/17/2018, 8:30 AM Subject to change as new information becomes available.  Be sure to "refresh" your device to view the most recent update.Elections: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Operational Mill Levy, Full Day Kindergarten MLO, Transportation MLO, Sales Tax.

 

DRAFT of 2018 School District Elections - information is subject to change as more current information becomes available.  Elections: Bond, BEST, Mill Levy Override (MLO), Operational Mill Levy, Full Day Kindergarten MLO, Transportation MLO, Sales Tax.  Information posted as of 10/1/2018.

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
  • 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. 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.
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).