Citizen’s Recommendation to Board

On April 15, 2015, the Glendale Union High School District’s Citizen’s Committee made the recommendation that the GUHSD Governing Board call for a bond election in November 2015. The Citizen’s Committee’s recommendations to the board were reached unanimously, finding that there is a need for both capital equipment and continued facility improvements that the state does not adequately fund. Through community meetings held by the committee (March 24, 25, and 26, 2015) and an online survey sent to stakeholders, the committee found overwhelming community support for moving forward with a bond election. The Citizen’s Committee acknowledged the difficulty of the decision and voiced appreciation for the Governing Board’s solicitation of input from the community, pledging its support toward the effort of calling for a bond election. The Governing Board thanked the co-chairs and the committee for involvement in the process and for their time and dedication.

The GUHSD Citizen’s Committee- comprised of parents, students, teachers, support staff, community members, and administrators - was originally formed by an authorization from the Governing Board on December 4, 2013. The Citizen’s Committee’s work led to the Governing Board calling for and passing the Maintenance and Operation Override election in 2014. With the recommendation to call for the Maintenance and Operation Override election the committee also recommended that the district not run an election for capital equipment at the same time and also found that there were no alternative revenue sources that would off-set the need for either election.

For more information about the complete process, visit www.guhsdaz.org/election




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