Proposed Bonds & Overrides
At the May 30, 2019, Board Meeting the Governing Board voted to adopt a resolution ordering all matters necessary for a 15 percent maintenance and operations (M&O) budget override election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.
If approved by voters, the M&O override would allow the district to fund new student and staff safety initiatives and continue to support the following programs:
All-Day Kindergarten for our Youngest Learners
Arts Educations Programs Including Band and Chorus
Assistant Principals for Every School
Attraction and Retention of the Best Teachers and Staff Possible
Maintain Class Sizes
Nurses/Health Services at Every School
Physical Education Programs
The Citizens’ Bond and Override Advisory Committee provided their unanimous recommendation to the Governing Board after conducting more than ten public meetings. You can view their meeting minutes and materials on our website at www.peoriaunified.org.
If approved, the override would continue the district’s current override and increase the amount of the district’s revenue control limit from 13 to 15 percent. The associated tax rate would amount to approximately $1.74 per $100 of assessed property valuation.
District voters first approved a ten percent override in 1996 and renewed it again in 2001, 2006 and 2012. In 2015, voters approved a thirteen percent override. The authorization lasts for seven years and phases out over the last two years if not renewed or replaced with another voter-approved initiative.
The deadline for submitting arguments with respect to the M&O Override is 5 p.m. on Aug. 9, 2019.
Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”