Current Election Information
The Governing Board of the Tempe Union High School District has called for a special bond and override election. On November 8, there will be three questions on the ballot for voters within TUHSD boundaries to consider.
A financial analysis of these ballot questions projected that if all 3 Tempe Union High School District ballot measures are passed, Tempe Union High School District will maintain the lowest Union High School District tax rate in Maricopa County.
Question 1: M&O Override
The continuation of the Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Override supports maintaining smaller class sizes, competitive teacher salaries, performing arts and athletics, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Gifted, ELL and many extra-curricular programs. Overrides are approved by voters for a term of seven years.
Question 2: DAA Override
The State of Arizona allocates funds for school districts based on a set formula. District Additional Assistance (DAA) funds (formerly known as capital funds) are allocated on a per-student basis and are used for items expected to last more than one year such as furniture, fixtures and technology. Voters will be asked to approve the renewal of an $8,700,000 DAA Override to address capital needs for items such as student laptops, teacher and staff technology districtwide, textbooks, student furniture and equipment.
Question 3: Bond
The $100 million-dollar bond will invest in capital improvements at our schools. These bond improvements include things such as roofing, science labs, and interior and exterior lighting for the school and athletic fields. Additional information on the bond’s impact on each of our school sites is below.
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