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A '''Higley Unified School District Bond Issue, Question 1''' ballot question was on the [[November 5,  2013 ballot measures in Arizona|November 5,  2013, election ballot]] in [[Maricopa County, Arizona ballot measures|Maricopa County]], which is in [[Arizona]]. It was '''defeated'''.
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A '''Higley Unified School District Bond Issue, Question 1''' ballot question was on the [[November 5,  2013 ballot measures in Arizona|November 5,  2013, election ballot]] in [[Maricopa County, Arizona ballot measures|Maricopa County]], which is in [[Arizona]]. It was '''approved'''.
  
If approved, this measure would have authorized the Higley Unified School District to increase its debt by $70.5 million through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount. The bond measure was put on the ballot in a 3-1 vote, with Jake Hoffman dissenting.
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This measure authorized the Higley Unified School District to increase its debt by $70.5 million through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount. The bond measure was put on the ballot in a 3-1 vote, with Jake Hoffman dissenting.
 
The money would have been used to:  
 
The money would have been used to:  
 
* purchase land
 
* purchase land
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: These results are from the [http://recorder.maricopa.gov/electionresults/eresults.aspx Maricopa County elections office].
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: These final, certified results are from the [http://recorder.maricopa.gov/electionresults/eresults.aspx Maricopa County elections office].
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A Higley Unified School District Bond Issue, Question 1 ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot in Maricopa County, which is in Arizona. It was approved.

This measure authorized the Higley Unified School District to increase its debt by $70.5 million through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount. The bond measure was put on the ballot in a 3-1 vote, with Jake Hoffman dissenting. The money would have been used to:

  • purchase land
  • build three schools
  • purchase and install technology
  • purchase buses

The board decided to authorize a bond measure instead of a capital override measure. “We would have more flexibility with the bond funds than an override. We would be able to buy land and construct buildings with a bond," said Kevin Hegarty, Higley's Chief Financial Officer. "Given our growth pattern, we think that would serve us much better." The district has been adding 350 to 500 students per year and estimates the same rate of growth to continue in the future for at least several years.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,567 51.22%
No3,39748.78%
These final, certified results are from the Maricopa County elections office.

Support

Board President Denise Standage said, "I hope it passes. We need the money, definitely the maintenance part of it. It's huge. We need the funds to build new schools and maintain the ones we have."

Opposition

Board Member Jake Hoffman cast the one dissenting vote in the decision about whether to put this bond measure on the ballot or not.

See also

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