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What will the impact to homeowners be? 

Please note, the following are estimated monthly costs.

Year 1 – Collection Year 2024

  • For a home valued at $100,000, the cost is $2.28 per month

  • For a home valued at $500,000, the cost is $11.40 per month

  • For a home valued at $1,000,000, the cost is $22.80 per month

Year 2 – Collection Year 2025

  • For a home valued at $100,000, the cost is $4.38 per month

  • For a home valued at $500,000, the cost is $21.90 per month

  • For a home valued at $1,000,000, the cost is $43.80 per month

Year 3 – Collection Year 2026

  • For a home valued at $100,000, the cost is $5.97 per month

  • For a home valued at $500,000, the cost is $29.85 per month

  • For a home valued at $1,000,000, the cost is $59.70 per month

Find your home’s assessed value on the El Paso County Assessor's webpage

Note: 2024 Estimated 30% Assessed Valuation (AV) increase & 6.765% Residential Assessment Rate (RAR); 2025 Estimated 3% AV increase, 6.7% RAR; 2026 Estimated 10% AV increase, 6.7% RAR

How does the district use the Mill Levy Override money? 

We will use the Mill Levy Override money for: 

  • Increasing teacher and support staff salaries

  • Facility maintenance and improvements

  • Expanding armed security officers to all elementary schools

  • Funding ASD20 Charter Schools for educational purposes

    • Academy District 20 authorized charter schools would receive their pro rata share per state statute. No revenue from this tax will be used for administration salaries.

What is the salary for a first-year teacher?

Starting salary for a teacher is $48, 800.

How do ASD20s starting teacher salaries compare to other Colorado school districts with 25,000 – 35,000 students? 

  • Boulder Valley School District: $54,789

  • Colorado Springs School District 11: $50,000

  • St. Vrain School District: $56,000

  • Poudre Valley School District: $52,000

  • Academy District 20: $48,800

  • Falcon District 49: $47,004

What are the current salaries of non-administrative support staff in ASD20?

Please visit the District Salary Schedules page on our website for further information.

How does ASD20 state funding compare to nearby districts? 

ASD20 receives the lowest per pupil revenue amount of any school district in Colorado.

We rank 178th out of 178 districts.

ASD20 is known as a “floor-funded” district. That means we receive the lowest amount of state funding allowed by Colorado law.

All Colorado districts start on equal footing, receiving base state funding. The state provides additional state funding based on factors like the number of students eligible for free meals (at-risk student population), district size, and cost of living. These factors are dictated by the state K-12 funding formula. 

These factors make ASD20 a floor-funded district, one of about a dozen in the state. 

Would there be impact to the ASD20 MLO if Colorado Proposition HH passes on Nov. 7, 2023? 

Information regarding a “yes” and “no” vote on Colorado Proposition HH, Property Tax Changes and Revenue Change Measure, may be found here: Colorado Proposition HH.  

If proposition HH passes, assessed valuation growth in ASD20 would be a bit slower than current expectations, and it is possible that it would take more than three years to fully fund the $35 million MLO.  If Proposition HH passes, we will know the exact impact to assessed valuation after receiving the Final Collection Year 2024 ASD20 Certified Assessed Valuation memo at the end of November 2023. 

Has ASD20 asked for a Mill Levy Override in the past? 

Yes. But, we have not asked voters for a Mill Levy Override since 2008, and before that 2000. 

Does money from this Mill Levy Override go to charter schools? 

Yes, as required by law, ASD20-authorized charter schools receive a proportionate amount, based on student enrollment, to be used on teacher and support staff salaries, facilities and security.

How does ASD20 define "support staff?” 

Support staff are classified employees, or those who appear on ASD20's classified salary schedules, and staff specialists. Positions include bus drivers, custodians, classroom paraprofessionals, and many more. 

How does ASD20 define “administration” when the district says no money from this Mill Levy Override would go to “administration salaries?” 

Administrators are those who appear on our administrator salary schedule. This employee group includes the superintendent, assistant superintendent, executive directors, directors, principals and assistant principals, among others. 

When ASD20 provides teachers with raises, do all teachers receive the same percentage increase?

Yes, when teachers are able to be provided a salary percentage increase, all teachers continuing in ASD20 the next year, receive the same percentage amount.