PRESS RELEASE  For immediate release
Sept. 28, 2016
Contact:  Mary Lonergan
303-421-1671 or lwv.mlonergan@gmail.com


Jeffco League of Women Voters supports School Ballot Issues 3A, 3B


To the Editor:

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters supports Jefferson County School District R-1 ballot issue 3A and 3B.

Ballot Issue 3A is a mill levy needed to attract and retain staffing needs, increase student safety, and expand student programs. The mill levy override would help maintain the District’s tradition of academic excellence.

Ballot issue 3B is a bond that will fund major renovations and repairs to schools and facilities. The bond issue would upgrade safety and security in our school buildings.

These increases are needed to address our aging school buildings, the lack of schools in growth areas, to off-set the reduction of state funding, and the ability to attract and retain outstanding teachers.

We believe the administration has met the League’s standard of operating efficiently with sound financial practices. It is evident to us that our schools need additional financial support from our community to maintain quality education.

The League supports financial prudence that mandates our investment in our schools. These ballot issues are a necessary expense to ensure our future. A good education translates into a good community. Therefore, the Jefferson County League of Women Voters strongly supports 3A and 3B for Jeffco Schools.


Mary Lonergan, President

League of Women Voters of Jefferson County