Voters In 28 Arizona School Districts To Decide Bonds, Budget Overrides Tuesday

By Al Macias
Published: Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:58am
Updated: Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:59am

Voters across the Valley will be heading to the polls Tuesday or in some cases will have mailed in their ballots to determine the fate of tens of millions of dollars in school funding.

Nearly 30 school districts from Queen Creek to Peoria are asking voter approval to issue bonds or to approve budget overrides. The bonds are used for long-term projects such as renovations or technology or transportation needs.

Budget overrides are used by school districts to cover maintenance and operations costs.

The Arizona Legislature has cut school funding and school districts say they have to ask voters to help try and make up the difference.

A settlement was reached last week over a long standing suit that will eventually restore some state funding to public schools. The settlement requires voter approval in a special election to be held in May of next year.