Gilbert Public School’s request to increase its maintenance and operations budget override from 10% to 15% received 55.03% approval. That was the closest among the five ballot questions, and the only one that requested a tax increase.
Gilbert’s $100 million bond received 62.02% support. Superintendent Shane McCord thanked voters for approving the measures after the results became apparent Nov. 6.
“We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community, with exceptional students, employees, and families,” McCord said in a statement. “Now is the time for us to look forward, together, as we build on the incredible momentum in our school district and continue to inspire excellence in every learner.”
Higley USD’s M&O override continuance passed with 63.77% of the vote, and its bond money reallocation had 66.4% support.
“We’re very excited about that,” Superintendent Mike Thomason said Nov. 5 after the first returns were released. “We have an incredible community, incredible teachers, and we’re just extremely blessed to have the turnout that we did.”
Chandler USD’s $290.25 million bond, the largest in the district’s history, passed with 62.67% of the vote.