Get the Facts

  • Both issues support our community’s important education needs without raising taxes. The override is not a tax increase – it is a continuation of the local funding that our schools have had in place for the past 23 years. 
  • The secondary property tax rate for the critical needs bond is expected to remain at or below $1.48, which means the tax rate will not increase.
  • The override funds teacher pay to help attract and retain quality teachers and keep class sizes small. It also funds important staff positions including nurses, assistant principals, and physical education teachers. 
  • The bond is focused on student and teacher safety including investments in school security and key renovations to facilities in need of repair including air conditioning, heating, roofing projects, restrooms, parking, and other critical items.
  • Peoria Unified School District did an excellent job of serving our community during this pandemic. They have served meals for those in need, helped students with technology, and embraced online teaching to keep students learning.  Now is not the time to slash their budget.
  • Schools play a key part in our ability to attract jobs and economic opportunities. Businesses want to locate in communities that have safe and well-maintained schools, small class sizes, and quality programs.