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Elections roundup: Chandler, Higley voters OK overrides

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Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2003 8:25 am | Updated: 1:24 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

East Valley voters supported schools by passing bond issues and overrides, while Cave Creek voters opposed two money issues in their school district.

• Voters in the Chandler Unified School District handily extended an $11 million override budget. The vote keeps the current override property tax at $80 annually on a $100,000 house.

"We’re fortunate to have a very supportive community," said Terry Locke, the district’s public information officer.

The money keeps the district competitive in studentteacher ratios, teacher salaries and free from charging fees for athletics and afterschool activities.

• In more of a squeaker in the Higley Unified School District, voters nonetheless approved a $31.3 million bond issue to buy land and provide student transportation; a budget override for $350,000 a year for seven years for technology; and a maintenance and operations override to maintain current salary structure and class sizes. The property tax impact for all three: $209 a year on a $144,000 home.

• The story was different in the Cave Creek Unified School District where a $15 million bond issue and a $2.7 million budget override appear to be defeated. Voters also defeated an 18-square-mile annexation.

• In Fountain Hills, incumbents Bob Thomson and Bert Putterman were re-elected to the sanitary district.

Results on a third member’s election await counting of write-in ballots over the next few days.

• Carefree voters approved a $3.3 million project for construction of a 1 million-gallon water storage tank.

CHANDLER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Voters were asked to approve extending the school district’s annual override budget of $11 million. Write-in ballots and some early voting ballots have not yet been counted.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting

BUDGET OVERRIDE

• YES 6209 63%

• NO 3611 37%

HIGLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Voters were asked to approve a $31.3 million bond to buy land to expand schools and administrative offices, build administrative facilities and provide student transportation. Write-in ballots and some early voting ballots have not yet been counted.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting

$31.3 MILLION BOND

• YES 411 63%

• NO 242 37%

• Voters were asked to approve a budget override for $350,000 a year for seven years to replace outdated technology and expansion of technology. Write-in ballots and some early voting ballots have not yet been counted.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting

BUDGET OVERRIDE

• YES 349 52%

• NO 317 48%

• Voters were asked to approve a maintenance and operations override to maintain current salary structures and class sizes. Write-in ballots and some early voting ballots have not yet been counted.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting

MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS OVERRIDE

• YES 312 51%

• NO 305 49%

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