Re-2 to ask for $2.7 million mill levy
Garfield School District Re-2 will ask voters for a $2.7 million mill levy increase in November.Board members agreed this week to finalize the question and put it on the ballot.If the measure is passed, $1.7 million would cover the costs for opening Coal Ridge High School.The other $1 million would pay for additional staff at other schools in the Re-2 district.A mill is one-tenth of a cent and is usually added to property tax. It generally funds operating costs and teacher salaries.Mill levies are determined by the assessed property value within a school district.A $2.7 million mill levy means that residential homeowners would pay $39 for every $100,000 of assessed value, which breaks down to $3.26 a month.A $2.7 million mill levy means that residential homeowners would pay $39 for every $100,000 of assessed value, which breaks down to $3.26 a month.
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