Phoenix Union High School District Will Have Two Questions on the November 7 Election Ballot

Posted by Communications on 11/2/2017

Phoenix Union High School District will have two questions on the November 7 Election ballot- continuation of a 15 percent Maintenance and Operations Budget Override, and a $269 million bond.  The override asks voters for authorization to continue the current override for fiscal year 2018-19 and six subsequent years.  It is a continuation of the existing override approved by voters in 2013 and no additional taxes would be levied.  Approval of the  bond would  fund capital improvements over and above those funded by the state.  The District’s annual capital budget has been cut from $21 million to less than $2 million since th recession.  These would include maintenance and renovation of school buildings, new construction, technology and infrastructure, furniture and equipment and transportation.  The bond tax impact would be $37.83 per year for a residence with an assessed value of $100,000. 

District voters have approved Phoenix Union override elections since 1971, and five consecutive bonds since 1985.  Voters last approved a $230 million bond in 2011.