Funding at Mesa Public Schools
Learn more about how Mesa Public Schools spends taxpayer dollars.

Bond expenditures

In 2018, the Mesa Public Schools community approved a $300 million bond for capital projects. Learn more about how the district used these funds to improve student learning and experiences.

Proposed expenditures:

  • Facility renovations and improvements: $167 million
  • Transportation upgrades: $46 million
  • Technology updates: $87 million

Actual expenditures as of June 30, 2021

  • Facility renovations and improvements: $50 million
  • Transportation upgrades: $24 million
  • Technology updates: $44 million

Breakdown of facility renovation and improvements spending

Pie graph showing bond expenditures: Building improvements $17 million, Site improvements $1.4 million, Security updates $12.6 million, Programs $7.5 million, School campus modernizations $11.5 million

Major accomplishments

Office update at Mountain View HighMountain View High campus modernization

  • Developed through master plan with community, staff and student involvement
  • Renovated classrooms, library, front office (pictured right)
  • New addition to the Performing Arts Center
  • New athletic fields

Mesa High campus modernization

  • Developed through master plan with community, staff and student involvement
  • New athletic fields
  • New SciTech building
  • New Student Services building

Building improvement examples include:

  • Roof renovations: $10 million
  • HVAC updates and repairs: $2 million
  • Weatherization (exterior paint and sealing): $3 million

Breakdown of transportation spending

240 fuel-efficient vehicles purchased so far including:

  • 150 special education buses
  • 70 regular education buses
  • 20 vans for McKinney Vento students

Breakdown of technology spending

Pie graph showing technology expenditures: Classroom technology, $3.6 million, infrastructure, $17.7 million, Student devices, $16.9 million, Teacher devices, $5.7 million

Major accomplishments

In-classroom technology achievements

  • Tablet-style touchscreen laptop and docking station for all teachers and certified staff.
  • Fully 1:1 student-to-device district. Secondary schools take home devices, while elementary schools use laptop carts in each classroom. 
  • All classrooms have wireless display presentation technology for innovations in learning.
  • By summer 2022, all elementary classrooms will have a Diversitrack mounted TV that allows the teacher to slide the display from one side of the white board to another. High schools and junior high schools will follow.
  • All high schools have an eSports program, with gaming equipment and computers. Club membership is growing dramatically, and district leadership intends to expand the program to more schools.
  • Over 250 Cisco Touch10 video collaboration systems facilitate virtual meetings in schools throughout the district for improved collaboration.
  • Mesa Virtual Campus was outfitted with wide-screen monitors and virtual collaboration technology to serve the 1,000+ students who choose virtual learning.

Infrastructure achievements

  • Over 7,000 wireless antennas installed throughout the district to improve internet quality.
  • By 2022, all schools will have single mode high-speed fiber optic cable.
  • Upgrades in Wide Area Network (WAN) and internet pipe, along with network switches at secondary schools with elementary upgrades in 2023.
  • New additional primary Data Center installed off site to enhance security.

Over the past 13 years, the state has reduced the capital funding formula for school districts. During this time, the district has seen a reduction of funding of over $208 million (54%). Fiscal year 2022 is the first year of fully restored funding since 2009.

Learn more about ESSER funding

Annual Financial Report (AFR)

Fiscal year 2021

Financial services website

Learn more about district budgets and expenditures.

Bond spending highlights

Longellow Elementary upgrades

School security updates

Preschool's new look

Lehi Elementary campus improvements

High school athletic field improvements

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