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Vote YES for M&O Override and YES for Capital Override - Nov. 3

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Renew M&O and Capital Overrides

What happens if the overrides fail?  Both overrides are continuations of previously voter-approved budget overrides with NO INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAX RATES. Without a renewal of the overrides, the District must cut more than $9 million from its Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Budget and $5 million from its Capital Budget. As a result, class sizes will increase. Educational and student programs at all grade levels will be reduced or eliminated, jeopardizing property values in our community.



**According to the National Association of Realtors, the most influential amenity impacting a buyer's decision to purchase a particular home is proximity to good schools.

No Increase in Property Tax Rates

Renew the Capital Override to provide:

  • Classroom Technology- enables the district to purchase computers and up-to-date technologies used in the classroom.
  • Student Transportation- enables the district to purchase additional school buses to provide transportation to and from school.
  • Renovation of District Facilities- enables to the district to maintain schools and district facilities.

Renew the M&O Override to provide:

  • Provide Full-day Kindergarten.
  • Reduce class sizes at all grade levels.
  • Hire K-3 instructional assistants.
  • Maintain art, music, and physical education programs in kindergarten through third grades.
  • Fund before and after school tutoring programs.



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Support Our Children

Alhambra Schools classroom education will be hurt if the M&O Override fails.

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Keep Award Winning Programs

Renew both Overrides to maintain our exceptional Alhambra education.

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Invest in Schools

Student health and safety will be affected if the Capital Override does not pass.

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M&O Override FAQs

  • What is a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) budget override?

    Arizona State Law allows school districts to increase their M&O budgets by 15 percent of the Revenue Control Limit (RCP) with voter approval. The RCL is a state formula that determines how much funding school districts receive from the state each year.

  • Exceeding the operating budget allows the district to provide a higher quality education, offer more programs and services to better meet the needs of students, and adequately prepare children to be successful contributing members of our community.

  • The 15 percent budget override allows the district to use this funding to maintain present levels of service including: • Full-day Kindergarten • Kindergarten teachers, and K-3 instructional assistants/support staff • Primary art, music, and physical education • Class size at all grade levels • Before and after-school tutoring programs • Intermediate band program • Current maintenance staff

  • Alhambra’s override election provides funding to the school district for seven years. The district receives the full amount of the approval for five years; in the sixth year, the amount decreases by one-third; and in the seventh year, the amount decreases by two-thirds. Voters must reauthorize the override by the seventh year or the district no longer receives the override funding.

  • Alhambra has successfully passed M&O override elections for over 30 years, enabling the district to provide a higher standard of education for students. Thanks to the support of community members, Alhambra is able to educate the whole child and Alhambra is recognized state-wide and nationally for its outstanding programs.

  • The override funds have benefited students in a number of ways. First, the funds help the district reduce class size in all grade levels allowing for smaller classes and more individualized instruction. The override dollars also pay for instructional assistants. Classroom assistants are vital and assist teachers with one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the funding pays for the band program; art, music, and physical education in first through thirds grades.

  • If the override is not renewed, based on the current fiscal year (FY 2020-2021) the district will have to cut $9,994,704 from its budget.

    If the override is not renewed, the district would have to eliminate approximately 250 positions including kindergarten teachers and instructional assistants; regular education teachers; art, music, and physical education in first through third grades; as well as the band program. In addition, class size would increase in all grade levels.

  • The override election will not affect your tax rate because voters authorized the district to exceed its M&O budget for the last 30 years. The percentages are already reflected in the tax rate.

  • No, the tax rate will not increase because it is already built into the tax rate; this is a continuation of prior overrides.

  • The average homeowner only pays approximately .49 cents per day for Alhambra’s M&O override measure.

  • When will the override question be on the ballot?

    The M&O override question will appear on the November 3, 2020, ballot. Early voting for this measure will start in September, 2020.

Capital Override FAQs

  • What is a District Additional Assistance (DAA)/Capital budget override?

    State Law allows school districts to increase their DAA or Capital budgets by up to 10 percent of the Revenue Control Limit (RCP) with voter approval. The RCL is a state formula that determines how much funding school districts receive from the state each year.

  • Exceeding the DAA/Capital budget allows the district to provide a higher quality education, offer more programs and services to better meet the needs of students, and adequately prepare children to be successful contributing members of our community.

  • The DAA/Capital budget override allows the district to use this funding to continue to provide funding for the following instructional programming and support: • Classroom Technology- enables the district to purchase computers and up-to-date technologies used in the classroom • Student Transportation- enables the district to purchase additional school buses to provide transportation to and from school • Renovation of District Facilities- enables to the district to maintain schools and district facilities

  • Alhambra’s DAA/Capital override election provides funding to the school district for seven years. Voters must reauthorize the override by the seventh year or the district no longer receives the DAA/Capital override funding.

  • Alhambra has successfully passed M&O and DAA/Capital override elections for over 30 years, enabling the district to provide a higher standard of education for students. Thanks to the support of community members, Alhambra is able to educate the whole child and Alhambra is recognized state-wide and nationally for its outstanding programs.

  • The DAA/Capital override funds have benefited students in a number of ways. First, the DAA/Capital override funds have helped allow the district to purchase technology devices for students. The use of technology prepares students for a successful future and helps them to be contributing members of the community. Two, the DAA/Capital override has allowed the district to purchase buses to transport students to and from school. The purchase of new school buses allows the district to transport students safely and reduces the cost of repairs and maintenance. Finally, the DAA/Capital override has enabled the district to continue to renovate schools and district facilities to ensure that classrooms and other areas are well maintained which helps keep the district community in good repair.

  • If the override is not renewed, based on the current fiscal year the district will have to cut $5,000,000 from its DAA/Capital budget.

  • The DAA/Capital override election will not affect your tax rate because voters authorized the district to exceed its DAA/Capital budget for the last 7 years. The percentages are already reflected in the tax rate.

  • No, the tax rate will not increase because it is already built into the tax rate; this is a continuation of the prior DAA/Capital override.

  • The average homeowner only pays approximately .25 cents per day for Alhambra’s DAA/Capital override measure.

  • The DAA/Capital override question will appear on the November 3, 2020, ballot. Early voting for this measure will start in September, 2020.

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