Maricopa County School Requirements and Waivers

Two dozen school districts in Maricopa County have funding measures on the ballot. These measures ask voters to approve planned funding for a variety of projects, including sports and after-school programs, teacher pay, school buses, furniture and technology.

Landlords pay for obligations and waivers through property taxes. Bonds are a form of debt incurred by districts and are used for longer-term capital projects, such as new buildings and facilities or renovations.

Maintenance and operations waivers are typically used to pay for operating expenses, such as campus security, extracurricular activities, and student programs.

Additional district assistance replaces capital funding and often helps cover expenses related to technology, books, and other equipment.

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Agua Fria Union High School District

Requests $209 million bond for safety and security improvements, building repairs and updates, maintenance, land purchase, school buses, classroom technology, furniture, equipment and construction of a new secondary school.

The district is also seeking to renew its 15% waiver that would bring in about $10 million in the next fiscal year.

Buckeye Union School District

Seeks to renew its 10% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $4.5 million in the next fiscal year.

Cartwright Elementary School District

Seeks to renew its 15% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $14 million in the next fiscal year.

Cave Creek Unified School District

Seeks approval for a 15% waiver for maintenance and operations that would yield approximately $5 million in the next fiscal year.

Creighton Elementary School District

Seeks to renew its 15% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $14 million in the next fiscal year.

Fountain Hills Unified School District

Seeks approval of a $20 million bond for safety and security upgrades and renovations, site and sports facility improvements, school buses, facility renovations and furniture purchases, of technology and equipment.

Fountain Hills is also seeking approval for a waiver of additional district aid that would yield $750,000 or less.

Fowler Elementary School District

Seeking approval for a $30 million bond for capital improvements, safety and security improvements, conservation and energy efficiency projects, school buses, technology upgrades and new furniture and equipment.

Glendale Union School District

Seeks to renew its 10% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $11.5 million in the next fiscal year.

Higley Unified School District

Seeks approval of $77.2 million bond for building construction and renovation, furniture, equipment and technology, safety and security, and to ensure student-to-device ratios of one has a.

Liberty Elementary School District

Seeks to renew its 10% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $3 million in the next fiscal year.

Litchfield Elementary School District

Seeks to renew its 15% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $10.7 million in the next fiscal year.

Madison Elementary School District

Seeks approval for a waiver of additional district aid that would yield $4.6 million or less.

Murphy Elementary School District

Seeks to renew its 15% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $1.2 million in the next fiscal year.

Nadaburg Unified School District

Nadaburg Seeks Approval of $20 Million Bond for Safety and Security Upgrades; air conditioning and HVAC system upgrades; building renovations; construction of the Mountainside High School sports fields, multipurpose spaces and gymnasium; and site maintenance, school buses and campus improvements.

Osborn Elementary School District

Seeks to renew its 15% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $2.5 million in the next fiscal year.

Paradise Valley Unified School District

Seeks to renew its 15% waiver for maintenance and operations, which would bring in about $31 million in the next fiscal year.

Phoenix Elementary School District

Requests approval of a $97 million bond for the construction of new schools; renovations, remodeling and improvements to existing schools; equipment and technology upgrades; furniture and equipment; and school buses.

Queen Creek Unified School District

Seeks approval of a $198 million bond for infrastructure additions and improvements, a new elementary school, more space for middle and high schools, technology infrastructure, security upgrades, buses, resource programs and extracurricular activities.

Scottsdale Unified School District

Seeks approval for a waiver of additional district aid that would yield $14.5 million or less.

Tempe Elementary School District

Seeks approval for $196.5 million bond for school renovations and essential maintenance projects, including furniture, equipment and technology; school buses; and maintenance of district support facilities.

Tempe Union School District

Funds from the waiver would be used to reduce class sizes, core education programs, elective programs, student support services, maintenance, student professional development, technology services, curricula sports and extracurricular activities and teacher compensation.

Bond funds would be used for heating and cooling ventilation systems, roofing systems, security and surveillance systems, electrical and lighting systems, plumbing systems, telephone systems and others. communication systems, energy management systems, building additions, building and floor renovations and energy efficiency. replacement buses.

The District’s additional aid waiver would yield $8.7 million or less.

Union Elementary School District

Funds from the bond would be used for new construction, furniture, equipment, capital improvements to facilities and systems, school buses, and technology upgrades.

Funds from the waiver would be used for full-day kindergarten; reduction in class size; competitive compensation for teachers and staff; and Art, Physical Education, Music, Dance, STEM and Options.

Washington Elementary School District

Bond funds would be used for safety projects, building system upgrades and replacements, pavement improvements, new construction, technology and school buses.

Funds from the waiver would be used for full-day kindergarten; student intervention services; art, music and physical education programs; gifted and specialized programs; additional teachers and support staff; and competitive compensation.

Wickenburg Unified School District

Seeks approval for a 10% maintenance and operations waiver that would yield approximately $936,013 in the next fiscal year.

Renata Cló is a reporter on the Arizona Republic’s K-12 Education Team. You can reach her at [email protected], follow her on Twitter @renataclo and join the conversation in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arizonaeducation.

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