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Steamboat school officials question Fund Board dollars for local groups

Yampatika summer naturalist Kevin McGarity

Half-cent sales tax ballot language

From the 2008 election

■ Referendum 2A

Without raising additional taxes shall the existing .05% (one half cent) City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado sales and use tax for educational purposes be extended from its current expiration of December 31, 2009 through December 31, 2019, and shall the City be authorized to receive and spend the proceeds of such tax notwithstanding any revenue or expenditure limitations?

■ Referendum 2B

If question No. 1 is approved by the voters, should the City authorize the Steamboat Springs Education Fund to share, in its sole discretion, some portion of the proceeds of the 1/2 cent sales tax with the other school districts in Routt County in addition to the Steamboat Springs RE-2 School District?





Yampatika summer naturalist Kevin McGarity, left, holds out a leaf for Sam Kitchen to examine at Yampatika's Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch in July. Steamboat Springs School District officials on Wednesday questioned the level of funding community groups like Yampatika receive from the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board.
Scott Franz