Election season is in full swing, and as you prepare to vote on Nov. 8 (or vote early, now through Nov. 4) you’ll want to note a $95 million bond initiative that’s on the ballot. The bond is proposed by the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) in anticipation of a growing student population that’s expected to increase by 3,544 students over the next five years.
So why does this bond matter to Eastmark residents? All houses currently built in Eastmark fall within the QCUSD boundaries. If the bond initiative is approved, $57 million would be earmarked for a second QCUSD high school, $33.6 million to build two new elementary schools, and $4.4 million for technology to support the new and existing schools.
According to the QCUSD, the bond approval would equate to about an $8.33 per month increase in taxes on a home with a $100,000 assessed value. A bond approval does not necessarily mean the QCUSD would sell that total amount in bonds immediately, but it means the voters have given the district authority to sell up to $95 million in bonds when needed.
We’ll see you at the polls on Nov. 8!