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BVSD ballot measure 3A to fund maintenance and more

 

October 15, 2016

Photo by Jennifer Simms Heatherwood Elementary School students (from left) Sam Kantorovich, Claire Arveson, Diego Lehman, Zachary Simms and Irene McCalmon get their fun run laps counted on their t-shirts by parent volunteers (from left) Stephanie Arveson and Sally Doyle during the third annual Husky Hustle fundraiser. Heatherwood raises money each year to fund para-educators and to purchase technology, which helps to make up for shortfalls in the Boulder Valley School District budget.

In November, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) will be asking voters to approve an operational mill levy, ballot measure 3A. Though the ballot language states the levy would support the district’s ongoing construction, technology and maintenance expenses, the school district envisions it as a way to provide for much more.

Since the State of Colorado began cutting education spending during the recession in 2009-2010, using a legislative maneuver called the negative factor, BVSD’s funding has been reduced by a total of $202 million over the past eight years.

“Because of the shortf...



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