Scottsdale School District Bond Measure (November 2010)
This measure was approved with around 63 percent of voters in favor.
This measure sought to implement a $118 million bond for the school district which would go towards repairing and fixing various school buildings in the district. Many of the schools were in desperate need of repairs, Cocopah school floods when it rains and Mohave middle school were in need of upgrades which have not occurred since they opened in 1967. The tax rate will not increase for local residents, the current rate will just be extended for five more years.
School officials held informative meetings to help parents of students understand the needs and appeal to them to pass this measure. The school district plans to move 6th grade to the current 7th and 8th grade schools so having support for the bond means the move would be possible. School officials saw moving the 6th graders as a better opportunity for those kids.