Override Election

2016 District Additional Assistance Override Election

On June 7, 2016 Madison’s Governing Board called for a special override election to be held on November 8, 2016.  The District recommended calling for a District Additional Assistance Override election for the lessor of 10% RCL or $4,600,000.

Basic information on the Election and the Notice Requesting Arguments For/Against the Election can be accessed here.

The form to submit Arguments For/Against the Election can be accessed here.

Deadline to submit Arguments For/Against the Election is Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5 p.m.

2015 Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Override Election

On June 2, 2015 Madison’s Governing Board called for a special budget override election to be held on November 3, 2015.

Basic information on the Election and the Notice Requesting Arguments For/Against the Election can be accessed here.

The form to submit Arguments For/Against the Election can be accessed here.

Deadline to submit Arguments For/Against the Election is Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Madison Election Facts 2015 (view pdf)

M&O Override Overview

With a 125-year history of community support, the Madison School District has built a strong record of preparing students for their futures – at their full potential. To continue existing programs and services, the Madison Governing Board has called for an election to extend the current Maintenance and Operations Override for another seven years.

This Maintenance and Operations Override, totaling about $4 million per year over seven years, would continue to:

  • Provide access to curriculum and Signature Programs for every student.
  • Recruit and retain highly qualified education professionals.
  • Provide student and staff support services.

In Arizona, a Maintenance and Operations Override election gives the district permission to increase its budget to fund specific programs and services. If voters choose not to reauthorize the Maintenance and Operations Override, Madison will be required to reduce its budget, cutting 15 percent of the Maintenance and Operations Budget currently used to fund these voter-approved programs and services.

The estimated cost to an owner of a home with a limited property value of $222,650 (the average value of a home in the district) would be approximately $107.12 per year. This amount is currently being paid to support the existing Maintenance and Operations Override.

How to Participate in the Election

In-person voting will be conducted at polling locations on Nov. 3, 2015. Vote-by-mail begins in early October. For information on polling locations, vote-by-mail or to request an early ballot, visit www.recorder.maricopa.gov.

School Finance in Brief

Schools receive funding from a variety of sources – but all dollars have a specific purpose and cannot generally be spent in other areas. The district receives money from several sources: the state and federal governments, local property taxes and grants. Under state law, the district may spend the funds in two ways:

  • Maintenance and Operations funds are used for running the schools and fund employee salaries and benefits, classroom supplies and transportation.
  • Capital funds are used to build and equip schools, repair and upgrade existing buildings, buy school buses and purchase technology.

Datos sobre la Elección de Madison de 2015 (pdf)

Resumen del Aumento al Presupuesto de M&O
Con un historial de 125 años de apoyo a la comunidad, el Distrito Escolar de Madison ha construido una sólida trayectoria de preparación de estudiantes para sus futuros – a su máximo potencial. Para que los programas y servicios existentes continúen, el Consejo Directivo de Madison ha convocado a una elección para extender el actual Aumento al Presupuesto de Mantenimiento y Operaciones por otros siete años.

Este Aumento al Presupuesto de Mantenimiento y Operaciones, por un total de aproximadamente $4 millones por año durante siete años, continuaría:

  • Proporcionando acceso al currículo y a Programas Especializados (Signature Programs) para todos los estudiantes.
  • Incorporando y reteniendo a profesionales de educación altamente capacitados.
  • Proporcionando servicios de apoyo a los estudiantes y al personal.

En Arizona, una elección de Aumento al Presupuesto de Mantenimiento y Operaciones autoriza al distrito a aumentar su presupuesto para financiar programas y servicios específicos. Si los votantes deciden no reautorizar el Aumento al Presupuesto de Mantenimiento y Operaciones, Madison tendrá que reducir su presupuesto, recortando un 15 por ciento del Presupuesto de Mantenimiento y Operaciones que se usa en la actualidad para financiar estos programas y servicios aprobados por los votantes.

Se calcula que el costo para el dueño de una vivienda con un valor limitado de propiedad de $222,650 (el valor promedio de una vivienda en el distrito) sería de aproximadamente $107.12 por año. Esta cantidad se paga actualmente para apoyar el existente Aumento al Presupuesto de Mantenimiento y Operaciones.

Cómo Participar en la Elección
Se llevará a cabo votación en persona en lugares de votación el 3 de Noviembre de 2015. La votación por correo comienza a principios de octubre. Para información sobre las ubicaciones de los lugares de votación, votación por correo, o para solicitar una boleta para votación temprana, visite www.recorder.maricopa.gov.

Finanzas Escolares en Breve
Las escuelas reciben financiación de una variedad de fuentes – pero todos los dólares tienen un propósito específico y generalmente no se pueden gastar en otras áreas. El distrito recibe dinero de varias fuentes: el gobierno estatal y el federal, impuestos a propiedades locales y subvenciones. Bajo la ley estatal, el distrito puede gastar los fondos en dos maneras:

  • Fondos de Mantenimiento y Operaciones se usan para el funcionamiento de las escuelas y para financiar los salarios y beneficios de los empleados, materiales de las aulas y transportes.
  • Fondos de Capital se usan para construir y equipar escuelas, reparar y actualizar edificios existentes, comprar autobuses escolares y adquirir tecnología.

Current Bond

2014 Bond

The Madison Elementary School District’s Governing Board called for a 2014 Special Bond Election to be held on November 4, 2014, to submit to the qualified electors thereof the question of authorizing the issuance and sale of not to exceed $95,000,000 principal amount of school improvement bonds.

Learn more about the 2014 bond here.

La Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Elemental de Madison llamó a una elección especial de bonos 2014, que se celebrará el 4 de noviembre de 2014, a presentar a los electores calificados de la misma la cuestión de autorizar la emisión y venta de no exceder $ 95.000.000 de monto de capital de los bonos de mejoramiento escolar.

Más información sobre el bono aquí.

Past Bonds & Overrides

2009 Bond / Override Update

On November 3, 2009 Madison residents voted in favor of the district bond and capital outlay override providing Madison with a five-year, $30 million bond program and $4.6 million in capital purchases each year for the next seven years. The two measures were approved by 65% and 59% of the voters, respectively.

The bond supported numerous construction and remodeling projects across the district.

Madison No. 1 – Total: $1 million (projects)

Madison Camelview – Total: $1.5 million (projects)

Madison Simis – Total: $3.7 million (projects)

Madison Rose Lane – Total: $2.3 million (projects)

Madison Park – Total: $1.6 million (projects)

Madison Meadows – Total: $2.5 million (projects)

Madison Heights – Total: $1.7 million (projects)

Madison Traditional Academy – Total: $11 million (projects)

Madison District Office – Total: $900,000 (projects)

Madison Maintenance & Transportation – Total: $800,000 (projects)

The override provides for preventive maintenance, new technology (laptops, computers, data warehouse, infrastructure, copiers, printers, software and equipment), and curriculum adoptions in science, music, art, and math.

2011 Maintenance & Operations Override

On June 7, 2011 Madison’s Governing Board called for a special budget override election to be held on November 8, 2011.

To view Frequently Asked Questions about the override, click here.

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