arizona's maricopa county may see a variety of bond-funded school facility projects
Voters in more than two dozen Maricopa County school districts will be asked in the November election to decide upon a series of bond proposals designed to upgrade facilities.
The Chandler School District hopes to see passage of a $290 million bond, which will be earmarked for facility upgrades, as well the land acquisition for two new schools.
A $236 million bond will be used to renovate a number of school buildings, while updating safety and security systems, in the Paradise Valley Unified School District.
Voters in the Deer Valley School District will decide on a $175 million bond that will be designated for school building renovations, safety and security upgrades, and also improving technology.
A $152 million bond will be used in the Dystart Unified School District to pay for general facility renovations, as well as the acquisition of land for a new high school.
The Tolleson Union High School District has proposed a $125 million bond for the construction of an undefined number of school buildings needed in response to future growth, as well as new safety and security upgrades.
A $90 million bond in the Madison Elementary School District will go for school renovations, building maintenance, and security and safety facility improvements.
Maricopa County, the home to Phoenix as well as the fast-growing cities of Glendale and Mesa, is by far the largest county in Arizona with a population of more than 4.4 million.
By Garry Boulard
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