Scottsdale Unified School District residents interested in the override renewal request are invited to five public Town Hall meetings this month, beginning with the first scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Arcadia High School, 4703 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The 6 p.m. meetings regarding the district’s Additional Assistance Override renewal request will be held throughout SUSD’s five learning communities:
The question will appear on the General Election ballot on Nov. 8, according to a press release. The current override was approved by voters in November 2016 and will expire in June 2024.
If approved in November, the renewed, seven-year override would bring in $14.5 million in funding that would be used to provide such things as curriculum materials and school technology; school furniture, fixtures and equipment; fine arts, athletics, and library equipment/materials; playground equipment and facilities.
The current override produces $8.5 million in additional funding and is used for the same purposes as stated above. The tax rate for the current override is $0.1381 per $100 of net assessed valuation. The estimated tax rate for the renewed override is $0.23 per $100 of net assessed valuation, according to the release.