Voters will see a Chandler USD maintenance and operations budget override on the Nov. 2 ballot after the Chandler USD governing board voted to call for the override election during a meeting June 23. The vote was unanimous among the board members.

The district is currently operating under a 15% M&O operating override, according to agenda documents. By law, the last year of full funding of the override is fiscal year 2022-23, according to the district.

The renewal of the 15% override would provide the district the opportunity, according to the agenda:

  • to maintain safety features at district schools;

  • to maintain respectable class sizes;

  • to help the district attract and retain great teachers;

  • to enhance technology services;

  • to fully implement the programs related to the long-range strategic plan, Journey 2025;

  • to reduce the district's need to eliminate effective programs and services to students and parents; and

  • to provide professional development for teachers to increase student achievement