A bond is essentially a loan made to the school district that can be used for capital projects such as new school buildings, renovations, technology or the purchase of buses. Bond monies may only be used to support projects that have a useful life of more than five years. A Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Budget Override is used to support people and programs.
Preserves class sizes
Supports hiring highly qualified teachers to meet increased enrollment
Retain Highly Qualified Staff
Maintain attractive, clean and safe campuses
Staff Development & Training
Maintain co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
BUHSD is in year 5 of the current override, if this override fails cuts will have to be made beginning in the 2022 school year.
No. This M&O Budget Override this is NOT a new tax on our community and simply extends the existing tax that has been in place since 1990.
31 years. Since 1990 the Buckeye community has chosen to invest in our schools.
The State of Arizona does pay for some expenses, but not all. The M&O continuation accounts for approximately 10% of the districts operating budget. The district is not requesting an increase, only a continuation of current funding levels.
Approximately $37 per year on a home assessed at $100,000. This means on a home assessed at $100,000, the taxpayer will pay $37 to continue funding schools at the current level.
The district has implemented a number of money saving measures in recent years that included:
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