Denver, JeffCo Schools To Ask Voters For Millions

Colorado’s two largest school districts will ask voters for millions of dollars in November to fix aging schools and support operations.

Board members in the Denver and Jefferson County districts approved the measures Thursday night. They say they have to make the requests after losing millions of dollars in funding during the recession.

Denver will ask voters for $628 million to build new schools and upgrade old ones. The district proposes a property tax hike to pay for early literacy programs and computers for schools. Jefferson County will ask for a $568 million bond. The county says building maintenance is 12 years behind schedule.