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District 3 Superintendent Expresses Gratitude for Community's Support of Ballot Issues Approved Last Week

 

November 15, 2017



In last week’s election, voters in Widefield School District 3 approved both of the ballot measures presented by the school district.

Issue 3A, a $3.5 million Mill Levy Override that would be used to attract, recruit, and retain high quality staff and fund innovated academic programs passed 58% to 42% with 5,185 yes votes and 3,755 no votes.

Issue 3B, a $49.5 million bond that will be used to make critical repairs and renovations to current District 3 facilities and to build a new pre-K through 8th grade school in Lorson Ranch was approved by voters 56.44% to 43.56% with 5,040 yes votes and 3,890 no votes.

District 3 Superintendent Scott Campbell issued the following statement on the successful outcome.

On behalf of Widefield School District 3 and our board of education, I would like to thank our supportive community for helping to pass 3A and 3B. It has been 16 years since we’ve asked voters for a mill levy and 22 years since we’ve asked voters for a bond. I think that spoke volumes to our fiscal responsibility in being good stewards of our taxpayers money.

We are beyond grateful to the Widefield Information Network (WIN) who volunteered their time to campaign for WSD3. Thank you to district staff who also volunteered their time to help tell our story and communicate with voters on why we needed these ballot measures to pass.

The mill levy will allow us to attract and retain high quality staff and to continue funding innovative programming. The bond will allow us to make critical repairs to current buildings and build a new pre-k through 8th grade school in Lorson Ranch.

We have a lot of work ahead of us which we embrace and are thankful to take on.

The next few months will consist of planning and organizing oversight committees and creating timelines for the new school and maintenance projects.

Our goal is to have a plan in place after the first of the year and to be as transparent as possible with our taxpayers dollars. We will keep our community informed through our websites, social media, parent emails, meetings, and the media. I encourage anyone with questions to reach out by calling 391-3000 or email us at info@wsd3.org.

 

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