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Colorado Voters to Decide Nearly 40 Ballot Questions to Support Education

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Dozens of Colorado school districts are asking voters next month for more funding for education through bond issues, mill levy overrides, or renewal of a city sales tax.

The Colorado Sun reports nearly 40 ballot measures are set to go before voters across the state.

District leaders say the state's school funding system has left them strapped for cash to replace old buildings, recruit and retain teachers, improve security, or hire enough mental health counselors.

Colorado's per-pupil funding is about $2,800 below the national average.

The state's population has boomed, adding 6,000 to 7,000 students each year.

Vol. 38, Issue 10, Page 4

Published in Print: October 24, 2018, as Colorado Voters to Decide Nearly 40 Ballot Questions to Support Education
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