Education in Denver: the political offices and measures that will influence students and schools – Denverite

by | Oct 17, 2022 | Education

When we asked more than 100 Denverites what they wanted to see in upcoming elections, the number three priority — behind the city’s affordability and crime — was education. They were specifically concerned about funding, catching students up after the COVID-19 gap, stopping school closures and improving quality. Voters looking to improve education in the state will have a few key decisions to make in November. Ballots are in the mail on Oct. 17, and voting ends on Nov. 8. Here’s how education shows up in the coming election. City and County Ballot Questions Some of these questions, called referrals, were brought to the voters by City Council. Others, called initiated ordinances, were brought to voters by citizens who collected signatures from registered voters. Ballot issues, like one from the Valley Sanitation District, are proposed by districts. Only some voters will see these. Only one of these local questions relates to education — and even it doesn’t address issues in the schools. Referred Question 2I: This will decide whether to generate more funding for the Denver Public Library. The measure would raise taxes by no more than $36 million, or $4.19 per month per the typical home. Funding would maintain existing Denver Public Library services and mee …

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