Peoria Residents Urge Override To Combat School Budget Cuts

By Alexandra Olgin
Published: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 5:05am
(Photo by Alexandra Olgin - KJZZ)
Peoria Unified School District bus.

A panel of Peoria residents is urging the school board to extend and increase a budget override. This recommendation comes shortly after the district chose to make budget cuts instead of moving to a four-day school week.

Earlier this month the district cut $2.8 million from next school year's budget.

Last week’s recommendation would increase the existing 10 percent maintenance and operations override to 13 percent. This would add about $4 a month to property taxes on an average home in Peoria valued at about $135,000.

This money would go toward attracting and retaining teachers and implementing an all-day kindergarten program.

The governing board will vote on the override next month.

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