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SUSD M&O Override Election Information (click HERE for Information)

SUSD M&O Override Election Information (click HERE for Information)

Please see the attached document with information regarding the SUSD M&O Override Election that is on the ballot for this November 3, 2020. REQUEST FOR ARGUMENTS “FOR” OR “AGAINST” THE SPECIAL BUDGET OVERRIDE ELECTION SAFFORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 Safford Unified School District No. 1 of Graham County, Arizona (the “District”), will hold a special 10% maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The total 10% budget override amount for the first year of the new override is estimated to be $1,618,848 and would be funded in that year by an estimated $1.37 tax rate per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes which is approximately more than to the current secondary tax rate for the existing budget override. The Graham County School Superintendent will be preparing an informational pamphlet that will be mailed to households containing one or more registered electors within the District. Any persons wishing to submit an argument “for” or “against” the proposed 10% budget override (not to exceed 200 words) may do so by mail or hand delivery of the argument to the Graham County School Superintendent’s office, 921 W. Thatcher Boulevard, Safford, Arizona 85546; telephone: (928) 428-2880. The Graham County School Office is open Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Statements may also be emailed to dmcgaughey@graham.az.gov. To be included in the informational pamphlet, such argument must be received in the office of the Graham County School Superintendent on or before 6:00 p.m., August 7, 2020. Such argument must be signed and include the name of the District, the author’s name, the name of any entity submitting an argument, address and telephone number. The entity and author’s name will be printed in the informational pamphlet. The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in this election is Monday, October 5, 2020. For more information call (928) 348-7007.