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Tempe Chamber of Commerce Statement on Tempe School Proposals

Posted on | September 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Tempe Chamber of Commerce Statement on Tempe School Proposals

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted August 22 to support the bond and overrides proposed by the Kyrene Elementary School District and the Tempe Union High School District. The bond and override questions will be on the November ballot for Tempe voters to consider.

Kyrene Elementary School District will have two override questions and one bond question on the ballot. The two budget override questions will not increase taxes. They are a continuation of existing overrides to be used for maintenance and operation and capital.

The bond question will ask voters to authorize the District to borrow up to $116,750,000 in bonds over 10 years. The money will fund repairs at schools throughout the district and curriculum enhancements.

Tempe Union High School District will have one override question on the ballot. It includes a small tax increase since the override amount will increase from 10% to 15% if approved by voters. The revenues will be dedicated to teacher salaries.

The Tempe Chamber believes the money is needed and will enhance the educational experience for students in each of the districts.

The Kyrene Elementary School District includes south Tempe, Ahwatukee and portions of Chandler. The Tempe Union High School District encompasses all of the City of Tempe.

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