Cave Creek, Carefree, and Environs 2021 and 2022 Ballot Measures

Contributed by Tom Sonandres


CAVE CREEK, CAREFREE AND ENVIRONS

2021 and 2022 BALLOT MEASURES (as of 9/10)

2021 BALLOT MEASURES - CAVE CREEK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND


On 2 Nov. 2021, precincts in the Cave Creek United School District* will vote by mail-in only YES or NO on a $40 Million School Bond.

*Including LD1's Cave Creek, Carefree, Rancho Paloma, and Spur Cross precincts as as others in North Phoenix and Scottsdale


On 10/6 the county Registrar will automatically send mail-in ballots to every eligible voter in the school district, with 10/26 the last recommended day to mail your completed ballots back to the Recorder to assure receipt by 11/2, 5pm.


RECOMMENDATION. YES!!!!

The bond is more a dividend than expense. Better schools increase property values, business sales, hiring, new businesses. A bond now saves $$ -- more fuel-efficient buses, repairs now rather than further deterioration and more expensive repairs later.


BACKGROUND. The District has not passed a bond issue since 2014. The state has not provided legally required $18M in maintenance funds since 2009. The District has 5,200 students. The bond would last until an estimated date of 2028-2030. If passed, the cost (property tax rise) for a $558,000 assessed home, the average in the District, would be $94/year or $8/mo. For a $100,000 assessed value home, $16.84/year or $1.40/mo.


USAGE. The $40M bond's capital funds will maintain the District’s aging facilities amid significant cuts in state capital funding. purchase instructional technology (student/teacher laptops, copiers) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) integrated learning materials, school safety/security upgrades, building repair and renovation, furniture and equipment and school bus purchase, athletic facilities upgrade, pay off $10.8M energy contract debt. To the benefit of the District's 7 school sites. Bond funds may NOT be used for district employees' salaries or other benefits.


LINKS

Election Deadlines (e.g., last day to request ballot if none received is 10/26))

https://www.blackmountain-news.com/arizona-key-voting-dates-and-deadlines

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