ORR Board approves opt-out

The board of the Oldham-Ramona-Rutland School district voted last week to opt-out of their Capital outlay limitations. The vote came during the board’s regular June meeting on Thursday. 

The opt-out is in an amount not to exceed $700,000 starting with calendar year 2025, taxes payable in the calendar year 2026. As a newly formed school district, ORR residents were already paying $3 per $1,000 of Taxable Valuation. So while new, the opt-out essentially keeps the current tax burden to residents at the same level. 

The district has also previously tried three different times to pass a bond vote to build a new school for the district. 

The opt-out could be referred to a public vote, if 5 percent of district registered voters sign a petition within 20 days of publication of the board’s vote.