Gilbert Unified School District No. 41 Budget Increase Override, Question 1 (November 2013)
If approved, this measure would have authorized the governing board of the Gilbert Unified School District No. 41 to continue with an increased budget for year 2014-2015 and the corresponding tax rate. The proposed budget would have been about $5,760,058 higher than the alternative lower budget.
- These final, certified results are from the Maricopa County elections office.
Text of measure
Shall the Governing Board of Gilbert Unified School District No. 41 of Maricopa County, Arizona, adopt a General Maintenance and Operation Budget which includes an amount that exceeds the revenue control limit specified by statute by 6.6 percent for fiscal year 2014-2015 and for six subsequent years as described below?
The existing 10% budget override authority is currently in its first year of the phase out period and has been reduced by one-third. If the override is not approved for continuation, the existing override will phase out by reducing another one-third for fiscal year 2014-2015 and be eliminated after June 30, 2015.
The amount of the proposed continuation of the budget increase of the proposed budget over the alternate budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 is estimated to be $5,760,058. In fiscal years 2014-2015 through 2018-2019 the amount of the proposed increase will be 6.6 percent of the District’s revenue control limit in each of such years, as provided in Section 15-481(P) of the Arizona Revised Statutes. In fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020- 2021 the amount of the proposed increase will be 4.4 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively, of the District’s revenue control limit in each of such years, as provided in Section 15-481(P) of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Any budget increase continuation authorized by this election shall be entirely funded by a levy of taxes on the taxable property in this school district for the year for which adopted and for six subsequent years, shall not be realized from monies furnished by the state and shall not be subject to the limitation on taxes specified in Article IX, Section 18, Constitution of Arizona. Based on the current assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes, to fund the proposed continuation of the increase in the school district's budget would require an estimated continuation of a tax rate of $0.74 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes and is in addition to the school district's tax rate that will be levied to fund the school district's revenue control limit allowed by law.
A "yes" vote shall authorize the Gilbert Unified School District Governing Board to continue the existing maintenance and operation budget authority and resulting tax.
A "no" vote shall not authorize the Gilbert Unified School District Governing Board to extend the existing maintenance and operation budget override authority and resulting tax.
The full text of the resolution passed by the Gilbert Unified School District No. 41 governing board that put this measure before voters is available [here].