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Marie Hodges, a music teacher, asks Ms. Amy Apple's 2nd grade class a question, Thursday morning, Aug. 9 at Sixth Avenue Elementary School. Aurora Public Schools is proposing a mill levy override to use for operational expenses like teacher salaries and technology in the classroom.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“It will help with secondary education, it will help with math and science education. We’re short 3,000 teachers so this is going to help with shortages across the state,” Aurora state Rep. Janet Buckner said. “We need to entice more kids to go to college and prepare for being a teacher. There’s a lot of low-hanging fruit, a lot of people we can encourage to become teachers.”