Governing Board Votes to Place 15% M&O Measure on Ballot
On May 30th, the Peoria Unified School District 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.
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. This increase would provide an estimated $4 million in additional funding to the Peoria Unified School District each year.
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.