As a Peoria resident and real estate professional, we are proud to help families find the right home in communities across the Valley. We are voting YES for the Peoria Unified School District override and bond this election because quality schools are vital to our community and help protect property values. While reality TV glamorizes home remodels, the truth remains that vibrant local schools have some of the greatest impact on a home’s value. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, “25% of home buyers listed school quality and 20% listed proximity to schools as deciding factors in their home purchase.”
Strong schools reduce crime and help protect our quality of life. That is why 32 surrounding districts have a similar override in place. This override is not brand-new revenue – it will be a continuation of the local funding that our schools have had in place for the past 23 years. Additionally, the bond will provide critical infrastructure and does not increase taxes.
Our community is headed in the right direction and we need to keep it that way to support home property values. Please join me in voting YES for Peoria Schools this November.