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Override/Bond Election 2019

The Dysart Unified School District Governing Board has called for a Bond and Override Election on November 5, 2019.  As designated by the Maricopa County Elections Office, this is an ALL MAIL-IN election.  The bond program would be $152 million to fund safety and security upgrades, buses, technology, school renovations, land for a new high school, and construction of two elementary schools.  The 15% override would maintain funding for programs currently serving Dysart students such as Arts, Physical Education and Athletics as well as academic support programs for Math and Reading.  Funding to retain highly qualified teachers and staff, maintain manageable class sizes and offer free all-day Kindergarten for the community would also continue with the override renewal.  With election costs typically over $100,000, the board felt it would be an efficient use of taxpayer funds to combine the override election with the bond election in order to save on those fees. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 7, 2019 - Last Day to Register to Vote
  • November 5, 2019 - Election Day


Bond Facts 2019

The Dysart Unified School District Governing Board has called for a NOVEMBER 5, all mail-in bond election. 
The bond program would be $152 MILLION to fund safety and security upgrades, technology, school renovations,
buses, land for a new high school, and construction of two elementary schools.   



 

52 percent graphic
School/Site Improvements
(Including safety, security, technology, and renovations)

 

8 percent
Buses

 

5 percent
Land for Future High School

 

35 percent
Construction of Two Elementary Schools

 

 



Bond Tax Impact

The bond tax impact based on an average assessed home value of $153,580 would be $10.88 per month

The bond tax impact based on an average assessed home value of $153,580 would be $10.88 per month





How will the bond impact Dysart students?

District capital funds have been cut by nearly $80 million in the last 10 years, and with the funding
not restored for an additional four years, that number is expected to grow to $95 million by the end of fiscal year 2022.
It has been 13 years (2006) since the last voter supported bond election ($190 million).

If approved, the bond will provide:

Safety and security upgrades

Technology

Building renovations & improvements

School-based signature program needs

New buses to replace an aging fleet 

Land and facilities for growth




Override Facts


Proposed Continuation of 15% override:
NO TAX INCREASE

The Governing Board has called for a November 5, all mail-in override election. 
The Maintenance and Operations (M&O) override allows voters to approve additional funding for operational expenses.
In Dysart, a 15% maintenance and operation override has been in place since 2000.

 

 



How will the override impact Dysart Students?

 

1
Arts, PE, and Athletics 
programs

 

2
Retain highly 
qualified teachers/staff 

 

3
Maintain 
manageable class sizes

 

4
Free, all-day 
Kindergarten

 

5
Math & Reading 
supports 

 
 

 




Why doesn't the district use bond funds for
the needs funded by the override?

 

Arizona state statute dictates how various funds can be spent by school districts.
The district is not permitted to use bond funds for salaries and benefits, programs, or training.

Arizona State Outline with dollar symbol
 



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