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FUSD Override and Bond Information

On June 14, 2022, the Flagstaff Unified Governing Board passed resolutions calling for special elections for District voters to consider a budget override and bond program on November 8, 2022.  An Information Pamphlet, published by the office of the Coconino County School Superintendent in conjunction with FUSD, has been mailed to district voters to provide factual information regarding the Override and Bond elections.  Information regarding the Override and Bond is available on the FUSD website at:

Important Dates:

  • October 12 Early Voting Begins and Ballots Mailed

  • October 28 Last Day to Request a Ballot to be Mailed

  • November 4 Last Day to Vote Early In Person

  • November 8 Election Day

Proposition No. 447 requests voter authorization to exceed the Maintenance and Operations Budget Limit by 15% of the revenue control limit to fund existing programs which challenge and prepare students for success for a period of seven years.  Overrides in Arizona must be renewed every five years or they begin a two-year phase down with complete elimination after the seventh year if not renewed.  The existing override is scheduled to begin a phase down in the 2024-2025 year unless renewed by voters. 

This override supports the District’s efforts to help maintain and enhance present levels of service:

  • Ensuring compliance with State mandates

  • Maintaining current class size with an emphasis at the primary grades

  • Full-day Kindergarten (currently funded by the State for half day)

  • Art, Music, and Physical Education in elementary schools

  • Extra-curricular programs

  • Gifted Education, Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate, and STEM programs

  • Maintaining all current programs and services to the extent possible

The estimated secondary tax rate needed to fund the full override is $55 per $100,000 of net assessed valuation for secondary tax purposes and is approximately equal to the existing secondary tax rate for the current override.  Since this is a continuation of the current override, homeowners will not experience an additional tax increase because of the override.

Proposition No. 448 requests voter authorization for the Flagstaff Unified School District to issue general obligation bonds in principal amount not to exceed $100 million to provide funds for the following purposes:  

  • Constructing school buildings

  • Renovating school buildings

  • Purchasing pupil transportation vehicles

  • Acquiring by purchase or lease school lots

  • Improving school grounds, including adjacent ways thereto

  • Supplying school buildings with furniture, equipment and technology

  • Liquidating indebtedness incurred for the purposes set forth herein

  • Providing all utilities and other capital items necessary for the construction and renovation of school buildings and for improving school grounds

  • Paying all architectural, design, engineering, project and construction management and other costs incurred in connection with the purposes set forth above

  • Paying all legal, financial and other costs in connection with issuance of the bonds

The estimated secondary tax rate needed to fund the $100 million bond program is $40.42 per $100,000 of net assessed valuation for secondary tax purposes and is an increase of 35 cents per $100,000 of net assessed valuation per month from the current rate.