Override passes, thank you MPS voters
Yes votes totaled 23,804 to keep the district's override funding in place.
Mesa Public Schools residents passed the district's override election. According to the Maricopa County recorder's office, there were 23,804 yes votes (57.71 percent) and 17,444 no votes (42.29 percent).
The measure was first approved by voters in 1995 and then renewed in 2000 and 2005. The renewal of the override by voters will continue funding for programs currently serving district students, including:
• Class size: continue to fund additional teaching positions that reduce class size
• Security: continue to fund school security staff
• Instructional supplies: continue to provide an additional supply budget allocation to each school
• Employee compensation: provide a competitive compensation package for employees
• Academic programs: provide additional or alternative academic programs
• Technology training: continue staff training in the use of educational technology
• Teacher training: continue one additional day of training for teachers