MONTROSE – If voters approve three controversial ballot initiatives Nov. 2, the Montrose County School District could have to cut 400 employees, including 250 teachers, resulting in class sizes that could be as high as 185 students.
The district has managed to cope with more than $2.5 million in state cuts over the past three years, but another $18 million hit would be devastating.
Tom Tancredo didn't say anything new today when he spoke to a Republican group, but the local sheriff had plenty to say about Proposition 101.
Prop 101 is one of three companion measures on the November ballot. Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver sounded the alarm about what would happen because it reduces taxes, and he said his office already has way too few resources.
The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board of Directors this week unanimously passed a resolution opposing Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 that will appear on the statewide ballot in November.
The Bell is available to give presentations on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 and their potential impacts on the state. These ballot measures, which voters will face in November, are a triple threat to Colorado's economic future and vital community services.
The staff of the Bell, along with our Looking Forward partners at the Colorado Children's Campaign and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, has been working hard to analyze these measures and what they will mean for the state. We welcome the opportunity to have additional conversations with interested groups.