5 Things to Know

Before You Vote on 5B

1. What does the 5B mill levy override ask for?

5B asks the community to increase school funding to:

  • Pay teachers more to hire and keep the best
  • Better protect students with safety staff at every school
  • Hire STEM/Career and Technical Education staff to give students job-ready skills

2. What's at risk if 5B fails?

If 5B fails, 27J Schools will be forced to make cuts to:

  • Middle and high school sports
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Bus routes

Class sizes will also be increased.

3. 5B would cost $278 per year for a $500,000 home.

4. Funds from 5B will not be used for administration salary increases.

5. If 5B passes, a citizen committee will be created to oversee the mill levy plan implementation.

Why the potential cuts?

If 5B fails, 27J will have to make cuts to continue funding its core mission. In this clip from Mill Mondays, Director Asmus explains how the district reached this breaking point.

Have more mill questions?

Stacey Baca is hosting two more episodes of Mill Mondays on Facebook Live:

October 24 - Student Safety

November 7 - STEM/Career and Tech. Ed. Staffing

Mill Mondays is your opportunity to get answers to all your 5B mill questions. 

So ask us on Facebook Live on Mondays at noon.