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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


 


 

How will the bond affect Sonoran Heights?

 
The funding would assist Sonoran Heights in creating active learners by focusing on student strengths, needs and interests in a personalized learning environment.
 

 

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Safety and Security upgrades for the school
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Building improvements
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Classroom updates (flexible furniture, technology)
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Arts enhancements (kiln, music/AV equipment)
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Collaborative shared workspaces for student projects
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Field updates, sports equipment, & strength training studio
 
 
 

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 override impact Sonoran Heights?


Proposed Continuation of 15% override: NO TAX INCREASE

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.
 
 

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 

 



 




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