By: Suzie Glassman/NewsBreak Denver
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County board of education and superintendent Erin Kane are well aware the road to approval for a mill levy override (MLO) and bond in November is far from smooth. As a result, they’re actively seeking feedback from community leaders, parents and staff.
“For any of the public listening, (August) the 23rd is the vote,” said board president Mike Peterson. “Get your comments in, email your directors or the superintendent. Ask questions so that we can get you responses. We do want and really need robust feedback.”
Next week’s meeting allows two hours for public comments, but Peterson encouraged the community not to wait. “The earlier we get the questions, the sooner we can address them as board members,” he said.
Kane’s presentation included sample ballot language. She said she knows she and the board will have to be highly specific about where the $60 million from an MLO and $450 million from a bond will go if approved.
Kane also said she plans to ask the board to extend the Mill Bond Oversight Committee (MBOC) charter if the election is successful. MBOC was created in 2018 to ensure money collected from the 2018 MLO and bond was spent as promised on the ballot.