Whether or not the Montrose School District gets $18 million, is up to you come November.
Three ballot initiatives could force the district to cut 400 out of 750 contracted workers. The cuts would affect every department in every school.
The slash could leave fewer than 40 teachers to teach more than 6,000 students. The district says this would significantly impact schools.
"The thing to understand is this $18 million negative impact on our budget, is after 3 years of rescission already from the state," Montrose School District's Linda Gann said.
The school district says if you vote yes, $18 million worth of cuts will happen. If you vote no, the district will continue to work with state legislature to come up with solutions to fund our public schools.
Gann says the measures will be on ballots state wide which includes other districts right here on the Western Slope.
The cuts would happen in the 2011/2012 school year.