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Cherry Creek voters supporting two tax measures for teachers, career and tech programs

Girls standing in Lisa Puckett's classroom in the Cherry Creek school district.
Girls standing in Lisa Puckett's classroom in the Cherry Creek school district.

This story will be updated as election results start coming in.

Cherry Creek voters are among the many in the state being asked to approve tax increases for their schools.

Early election results show voters split on the bond measure, but supporting the mill levy tax increase. Of the votes counted, 50.58 percent were in support of the bond, and 53.98 were in support of the mill levy tax measure.

The Cherry Creek School District is asking voters to approve a $250 million bond and $23.9 million mill levy override.

The bond money would pay for a new career and tech academy open to all high schoolers in the district. The money would also pay for renovations at all elementary and middle schools in the district.

Money from the mill levy tax would go toward maintaining class sizes and for teacher recruitment and retention.

Colorado Votes 2016 | For more live coverage and results click here.At the polls Tuesday, Cherry Creek voters were mostly supportive of both measures.

“Education is just going to get more expensive,” said Annabell Flores, who just moved to Colorado with her family, including her daughter with disabilities.

She voted for the bond because she’s worried about long term opportunities for her child, she said.

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