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<ul><li> 1. Great Futures Start with a Great Education Great Ed Douglas County </li> <li> 2. Three Reasons to Care about Amendments 60, 61 and Prop 101: <ul><li>Education - Our children wont get a 21st century education if we continue to disinvest </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs - 73,000 jobs will be lost if these three measures pass . Companies wont come to Colorado, creating new jobs and strengthening our economy and our kids futures. </li></ul><ul><li>Public safety, health, and transportation These services that support our communities will be at risk. </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>More at www.lookingforwardcolorado.com </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 3. Great Futures Start with a Great Education . . . Is Colorado Making the Necessary Investments in our Future? </li> <li> 4. How is Colorado doing? <ul><li>42nd in K-12 education per pupil funding (adjusted for cost of living) </li></ul><ul><li>40th in elem. level pupil to teacher ratio </li></ul><ul><li>41st in technology in our schools </li></ul><ul><li>48th in per capita spending on higher ed </li></ul><ul><li>46th in combined state and local taxes </li></ul></li> <li> 5. </li> <li> 6. In other states </li> <li> 7. Cuts to Public Schools <ul><li>Statewide </li></ul><ul><li>6.12 percent or $354 million (so far) </li></ul><ul><li>Over $400-500 per student </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Increased class size; school days, summer school cut; schools closed; furloughs &amp; layoffs; transportation, activity &amp; technology fees; art/ music/electives, mentoring &amp; literacy staff cut. </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas County School District </li></ul><ul><li>440 DCSD Jobs Eliminated from 09/10 to 10/11 </li></ul><ul><li>-160 were classroom teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Fees for buses, technology and sports </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for another 6 percent cut in 2011-12 </li></ul></li> <li> 8. How Low Can Higher Ed Go? ** Colorado: 48th Higher Ed Funding (per capita) </li> <li> 9. Cuts to Higher Education <ul><li>Higher Ed </li></ul><ul><li>2010-11: Funding propped up by federal stimulus dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>2011-12: cuts of as much as $300 million in state aid anticipated when stimulus ends. </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Annual 9% increases in tuition, making higher ed less accessible; larger classes, shrinking course availability, potentially closed departments, campuses. </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper cuts expected for the current year and the 2011-12 year. . . </li></ul></li> <li> 10. When will it get better? <ul><li>When will full day Kindergarten be free and Preschool more accessible? </li></ul><ul><li>When will our class sizes approach other states? </li></ul><ul><li>When will tuition stop increasing? </li></ul><ul><li>When will technology be on par with the national average? </li></ul><ul><li>When will we be able to restore art, music, PE, and Career Tech. classes? </li></ul></li> <li> 11. Never . Until we act. </li> <li> 12. In fact, it could get even worse. </li> <li> 13. AT A CROSSROADS Current Trajectory If A60, A61, or P101 pass Long Term Goal 2011-12 2010-11 2012-13 Investment ($) </li> <li> 14. Spending per student declining in Douglas County More budget cuts are expected next year even if 60, 61, and 101 fail. </li> <li> 15. Douglas County schools would be devastated by 60, 61, and 101 If 60, 61, and 101 pass spending per student plummets </li> <li> 16. Proposition 101 <ul><li>Reduces Government Revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces car registration, license fees, income tax rate, phone bill taxes. Result: $2+ billion/year (large proportion goes to schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line : Slashes revenues at state/local levels on the heels of $3+ billion in state cuts alone. Education cuts inevitable, resulting in larger class sizes, narrowing curriculum, higher tuition, higher fees. </li></ul><ul><li>DCSD estimates losing $16M over 5-yr period in Specific Ownership Tax when fully implemented </li></ul></li> <li> 17. Amendment 60 <ul><li>Limits Property Taxes &amp; Voids TABOR Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts local property taxes for schools in half without means for state to replace those lost local revenues. </li></ul><ul><li>Overrides past local de-Brucing elections. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows citizens to put mill levy reductions on ballot by petition. </li></ul><ul><li>Applies property tax to many colleges and universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line : Reverses voters will in previous elections resulting in increased class size, decreased opportunities, higher tuition, closed institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>DCSD estimates losing $80M over 10-year period under this measure </li></ul></li> <li> 18. Amendment 61 <ul><li>Limits Government Borrowing </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibits state from any use of debt to finance important projects over time. Colorado would be only state in the country with this restriction. </li></ul><ul><li>Would end the Build Excellent Schools Today program </li></ul><ul><li>Could result in March November school year in some districts. </li></ul><ul><li>DCSD would not be able to borrow until 2014, even if voters wanted to provide space to reduce class size. </li></ul>Bottom line : An end to state assistance for school construction, more expensive local school construction. District Impact: DCSD depends on interest-free loans. If passed, DCSD would lose $5.6M/yr, or $56M over 10-yr period, more than 70 teachers B.E.S.T. </li> <li> 19. Prop 101, Amendment 60 &amp; 61 Impact <ul><li>Statewide: </li></ul><ul><li>At least $2.7 billion loss of local and state revenue for important community services. </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of thousands of jobs in public and private sector, including 8,000 educators </li></ul>Source: Looking Forward Colorado, www.lookingforwardcolorado.com </li> <li> 20. Prop 101, Amendment 60 &amp; 61 Impact <ul><li>Douglas County School District: </li></ul><ul><li>If Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 pass, would reduce DCSD funding contribution by 40%, or $99M ($1,790/student) when fully implemented. </li></ul><ul><li>District will not be able to borrow until 2014 </li></ul></li> <li> 21. Prop 101, Amendment 60 &amp; 61 Impact <ul><li>Douglas County Total Impact: </li></ul><ul><li>One-third reduction in annual revenue </li></ul><ul><li>47% cut to Developmental Disabilities Fund </li></ul><ul><li>47% cut to Road and Bridge Fund </li></ul><ul><li>23% cut to Law Enforcement Authority Fund </li></ul><ul><li>52% cut to Library funding </li></ul></li> <li> 22. Great Futures Start with a Great Education, but . . . <ul><li>Colorados funding for preschool, K-12 and higher ed is already too low and being cut further. </li></ul><ul><li>A60, A61 and P101 would devastate our education system and make it impossible for our economy to recover or compete. </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>A60 Guts local support for schools </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>A61 Makes construction and health &amp; safety repairs virtually impossible </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Prop 101 Cuts $2+ billion out of district, local and state budgets that are already unable to meet the needs of their citizens. </li></ul></li></ul> even mediocre education will be impossible if 60, 61 or 101 pass. </li> <li> 23. What Can We Do? <ul><li>Get Informed -- and inform others </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Schedule a speaker for your PTO, HOA, etc. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Learn the elevator speech (use a wallet card!) </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li>Join our facebook: Great Education Colorado, Douglas County </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer! </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Host or Attend a Postcard-writing Party </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li>Pass a resolution against 60, 61, 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Thank school board members for unanimous passage of resolution opposing 60, 61, and 101 </li></ul></li> <li> 24. For More Information: Contact Great Education Colorado and the Great Futures Colorado Coalition Sue Catterall, Douglas County [email_address] Casey Shea [email_address] 303-722-5901 www.greateducation.org douglas.greateducation.org </li> </ul>

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