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Dysart Governing Board calls for override election
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Dysart Governing Board calls for override election
DYSART SCHOOLS - The Dysart Unified School District Governing Board called for a November 5, 2019 override election at the May 22 board meeting to ask for the continuation of the 15% maintenance and operation override that has been in place since 2000. A continuation of this override would not result in a tax increase.

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.

“The Dysart district’s focus is on producing educational outcomes that drive economic development, generating a competitive workforce, and protecting the value of the communities and local properties,” said Dr. Quinn Kellis, Superintendent. “A continuation of the override would allow Dysart to maintain many of the programs that are available to our students, such as all-day Kindergarten at no cost, arts, athletic programs and additional math and reading supports.”

Earlier this month, the Board called for a bond election to fund land for a new high school, construction of two elementary schools, safety and security upgrades, capital improvements at each site, student transportation, and technology.

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.