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Widefield Information Network (WIN) kicks off "YES on 3A & 3B" Campaign to Support $3.5 million Mill Levy and $49 Million Capital Construction Bond for Widefield School District 3


September 6, 2017

Widefield Information Network (WIN) campaign leaders announced the kickoff of their campaign to support Widefield School Districts $3.5 million mill levy and $49 million bond issues. 

The Widefield Board of Education recently authorized placing two ballot questions on the November ballot. If approved by our voters, ballot issue 3A (the mill levy override) would be used to provide competitive pay to attract and retain quality teachers and maintain educational programs like the district’s award-winning music and arts, engineering and biomedical sciences, and other career pathways. 

Ballot issue 3B (capital construction bond issue) is the first bond issue put before voters in more than 20 years for the district. It would be used to build a new pre-K through 8th grade school in the Lorson Ranch area, make critical repairs to current school buildings, reduce the number of portable classrooms, and provide upgrades to transportation and technology.

WIN Chairman Marc Deutsch thanked the Widefield Board of Education, Superintendent Scott Campbell, and the Long-Range Facilities Advisory Committee for the work and dedication they’ve put in over the last five years in putting these issues together. “What an incredible job our D3 team has done putting together a frugal mill levy and bond package that focuses on innovation, growth, and the needs, not the wants, of the district.”

Widefield Superintendent Scott Campbell spoke to the importance of the success of these two issues and how they apply to the changes that Widefield is currently embarking on. “We’ve been very frugal and prudent with our budget dollars for many, many years. However, our strategic plan focuses on providing every Widefield child with an academic plan for his or her future success. These two issues are the cornerstone of that plan-- we will do everything in our power to help our kids succeed, and Yes on 3A & 3B are major steps toward making that happen.”

Widefield School Board President Charron Schoenberger expressed her excitement about beginning the campaign process. “I can’t wait to get out and chat with our voters about these two issues, it’s going to change the D3 landscape for years to come!”

During the next 70 days, members of the WIN committee will be extremely active throughout our community informing our voters of how these two November ballot issues will address some of the more pressing academic and growth needs Widefield currently faces.

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