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THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS.  VOTE “YES” TO CONTINUE THIS VITAL SUPPORT!

VOTE “YES” ON 432 and 433!

The CFSD Governing Board has called for a November 2015 $22 million bond election and $2 million District Additional Assistance (formerly capital overlay) Override.

    • The $2 million District Additional Assistance (DAA) budget override is for technology spending. The override will generate $2 million annually for seven years with a projected tax rate that doesn’t exceed current tax levels and will likely decrease over the life of the override.
    • The funds generated will continue the infusion of technology equipment, software, and tech-based curriculum materials/resources into classrooms for student and teacher use. As time goes by, the district needs the flexibility to adjust the mix of tools and resources based on technological advancements. (Keep in mind the iPad was not introduced until 2010, after the 2009 override was passed)
    • Projected Expenditures are in three categories: Technology Equipment and Software, Teaching and Learning, and Infrastructure.
    • The $22 million bond election was last approved by voters in 2009 and covered 160 building renovations and improvements to our schools. The projects proposed in this override were developed by site principals and district facilities staff and contain a comprehensive analysis of district capital needs. The list of projects contained in this bond can be found on the Friends of CFSD website under the projects tab. The list is organized into three categories of building renovations and improvements, improvements by grounds and efficiency upgrades.
    • Neither the proposed bond nor the override increases taxes because they replace/continue existing tax funding.
    • Recognizing that good schools preserve property values, district residents, most of whom do not have children in our schools, have been instrumental in supporting ongoing funding.
    • Arizona’s capital funding for schools has been reduced by over 70% in the last eight years (over $600k for the 15/16 school year alone) and will be reduced even further in the 2016-2017 school year. It is inadequate to maintain our facilities or current technology.
    • The proposed $2 million DAA override will generate $14 million over its 7-year life, helping to offset this reduction in state funding.CFSD Future Bond Projects by Category
      CFSD DAA Override 2015

      BOND DAA INFORMATION SHEET

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS.  VOTE “YES” ON 432 AND 433 TO CONTINUE THIS VITAL SUPPORT!

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