GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A group that supports our local school district says the bond and mill levy up for a vote in November, will do more than just improve education.
Today, Citizens for District 51 released an Economic Impact Analysis for measures 3A and 3B.
The report compiled by the Economic Development Council of Colorado, says there are several benefits of increasing local financial support for K-12 education.
It says money and jobs will be brought to the community, if both the bond and mill levy are passed.
"We have about 489 jobs that could be created as a passage of the bond. This has to do with direct jobs, indirect, and induced jobs. The cash and economic impact is projected to be $155 million dollars. Within two years, the bond measure pays for itself," said Kelly Flenniken, Chair for Citizens for School District 51.
The bond and mill levy would require voters to approve an increase in property taxes. This rise would average to about $10 dollars a month per household.
The tax money will be used to fund necessary construction improvements district-wide, add five additional instruction days, improve technology infrastructure, and provide updated curriculum materials.
The full analysis can be found online on the Citizens for District 51 website.