STRONG SCHOOLS: STRONG COMMUNITY
A yes vote is a continuation of the current override, and will continue to provide the funds needed for:
Arizona is experiencing a teacher shortage, and the override will help retain and attract high-quality teachers and staff. Research shows that quality teachers are one of the most important factors to student success.
Manageable Class Size
Support current reduced class size to allow for a lower student-teacher ratio to ensure more individualized attention and increased participation from students.
With the override we will be able to continue K-12 academic programming such as AVID, Gifted, JROTC, Arts, Music, vocational offerings, and more!
Our tradition of excellence and high-achieving schools make Queen Creek a desired destination to raise a family, start a business, and become part of community. Strong schools benefit the entire community through increased home values, lower crime rates, and drive economic development. Continue our tradition of excellence!
What is an override?
An override allows voters to approve additional funding for operational expenses for students that aren't paid for by the State. Since this is a continuation of an override, we do not expect a significant increase in your taxes.
Benefits the entire community
Research shows that great schools benefit the entire community by increasing home values, lowering crime rates, and increasing economic development.
Tradition of A’s
School Funding FAQ's
An override allows local school district voters to approve additional funding for operating costs.
In order to continue an override at 15%, state statute requires local voter approval every five years. Without local voter authorization after five years, the rate of the override drops in years six and seven. After year seven, without voter approval, the override no longer exists.
Queen Creek Unified School District has been operating under a locally supported 15% M&O Override for three years (2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19).
For the 2020-21 school year, the estimates are: Tax Rate: $1.39 Revenues: $7.4 million
Please refer to the informational pamphlet distributed for a more in-depth explanation of how the tax rate is calculated and where the expected values come from.
Budget Override Continuation, Yes
Budget Override Continuation, No