District Re-2 Asks For Tax Increase To Fund Teachers, Bond For Classrooms

Oct 25, 2018

Garfield School District Re-2 is asking voters to approve two measures that would bring more local funding to schools in Rifle, Silt and New Castle.



Garfield County ballot initiative 4A asks for a property tax increase if a state measure does not pass. The tax increase would be used to recruit, train and retain teachers. The district says this will help alleviate high teacher turnover. If the statewide Amendment 73 passes, the district will not exercise the mill levy override. That amendment would provide more money to Colorado schools.

Voters in district Re-2 are also being asked to support a bond measure, 4B. That would raise nearly $6 million to build new classrooms in two elementary schools.