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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Arguments ‘For’ and ‘Against’ WUSD Ballot Question Sought

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Williams Unified School District #2 will hold an override election to exceed its revenue control limit by 10 percent on Nov. 2, 2021. Voters will be asked to vote on the following issue:

  • To adopt a General Maintenance and Operation Budget which exceeds the revenue control limit specified by statute by 10 percent for fiscal years 2022-2023 through 2028-2029 and in fiscal years 2027-2028 and 2028-2029, the amount of the proposed increase will be 6.66 percent and 3.33 percent, respectively, of the district’s revenue control limit in each of such years.  The 2022-2023 budget override authority represents an extension of the existing 10 percent budget override.  If the override is not approved for continuation, the existing 10 percent override will phase out by reducing one-third for fiscal year 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. The estimated tax rate to fund the continued override in fiscal year 2022-2023 is $0.41 per one hundred dollars of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. 

The Coconino County Superintendent of Schools will prepare an informational pamphlet for the election. The pamphlet will be mailed to households in which qualified electors reside within the school district. 

Arguments “For” and “Against” this special budget override are being requested by the County Superintendent of Schools Office for inclusion in the informational report. The County School Superintendent shall review all factual statements contained in the written arguments and correct any inaccurate statements of fact. The County School Superintendent shall not review and correct any portion of the written arguments which are identified as statements of the author’s opinion. 

Arguments are to be 200 words or less and be typed or printed and signed by the author. The arguments shall include the name of the district, author's name, the name of any entity submitting an argument, address, telephone number, and the author’s signature. The entity and author’s name will be printed in the informational pamphlet. All submitted comments must include these criteria.

Arguments must be received by 5 p.m., Aug. 9, 2021, in the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools office, Ponderosa High School, 2384 N Steves Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Faxes will be accepted at (928) 526-1469; however, the original must be mailed to Coconino County Superintendent of Schools by the stated deadline. 

For more information regarding the statements, call (928) 679-8070. For more information concerning the election, contact Williams Unified School District at 636 S. 7th St. Williams, AZ 86046, telephone (928) 635-4473. 

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