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3A/3B: What You Need to Know

On August 2, 2016, the Jeffco School Board voted unanimously to place a $535 million bond and $33 million mill levy override on the November 2016 ballot. Together, these measures will provide much-needed operating dollars and capital funds to invest in our children's learning environments, and will cost Jeffco homeowners $4.12 a month for every $100,000 in home value.

  • Find answers to your questions about the mill and bond here.

  • See your school’s newly updated Facilities Master Plan here.

All funds generated by Yes on 3A and 3B! will apply to neighborhood, option and public charter schools and will be overseen by citizens’ financial oversight and capital asset committees to ensure transparency and accountability.
 
These measures provide vital funding to upgrade security and technology, keep quality teachers in the classroom, and ensure students have the necessary skills for college and the workforce – all for approximately $4.12 per month for every $100,000 in home value.  

 

What is 3A?

3A is a Mill Levy Override that will provide $33 million in operating expenses specifically to be used for:

  • Continuing Jeffco’s commitment to education excellence by attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and support staff through a transparent and competitive compensation system;
  • Providing students with the instruction, skills and hands-on learning necessary for success in college and the workplace, through the expansion of “STEM” programs (science, technology, math, and engineering), as well as arts, music and vocational programs;
  • Increasing school security resources including additional counselors and student support professionals inside and outside the classroom, school safety education and liaisons to police, fire and 911 dispatch centers.

 

What is 3B?

3B is a Bond for capital funding that will provide $535 million for long-term costs including:

  • Providing safety and security upgrades in school buildings;
  • 110 elementary, middle and high school buildings will receive repairs and improvements long overdue including roofs, plumbing, electrical, lighting and mechanical systems; providing more opportunities for Jeffco students to learn in safe and quality learning environments by extending the life of these existing schools and better utilization of district facilities.
  • Equipping our schools with updated technology to ensure all Jeffco students have access to learning tools to better prepare them for college and the workforce;
  • Improving and repairing Outdoor Lab, Jeffco’s nature and science learning center;
  • Better utilization of district resources by expanding and equipping old and new school buildings, increasing classroom space and learning labs, and equipping and furnishing them.