How many petition signatures are required and by when?

Signatures are due no later than 6 months from the date title was set, which in this case was January 11, 2018.  Therefore, the required 98,492 signatures required for placement on the ballot are due by 3:00 pm July 11, 2018.

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How will the funds be distributed?

The initiative also plans for equitable distribution of the revenue raised. Unless and until the legislature creates a more equitable School Finance Formula, this initiative would: Increase base funding for all students Provide for full-day kindergarten and increase the amount of revenue going to early childhood education funding Expand the definition of “at-risk” students to count free and reduced lunch kids Significantly increase the amount of funds passing from the state to local districts for: English Language Learners, Special Education, and Gifted ...

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What is the ballot language?

What is the Great Schools, Thriving Communities Initiative #93

The Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot measure builds on the successes of Colorado’s public schools by expanding educational opportunities for our students to prepare them for success in college, career and life. This initiative funds those expanded opportunities through tax increments on income earned above $150,000 and on corporations and ensures that decisions about how to use those new funds are made at the local level. To provide sustainable support for schools for years to come, it stabilizes the volatile local share of education funding by first lowering ...

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