Why Vote Yes
Protect our quality of life.
Tanque Verde’s high-performing schools play an important role in protecting our property values and keeping crime low. We need to vote Yes on Prop 494 to continue to invest in our school system and programs such as class sizes, teacher salaries, music, art, PE, gifted education, Advanced Placement options, librarians, and nurses to protect our quality of life.
Keep Tanque Verde heading
in the right direction
Our community is one of the most unique and desirable places to live in the entire state. Tanque Verde Unified School District is a top-rated district and is ranked among the highest in the state. This budget continuation supports their efforts to offer quality, competitive education to ensure our area’s long-term success.
Attract and retain our best teachers
Tanque Verde Unified School District has built a reputation as one of the most desirable places in Arizona to work. The district has outstanding retention rates and strong interest whenever a position becomes available. We need to this budget continuation to make sure it stays that way.
Invest in student success and quality programs
Proposition 494 invests in our student success including college and career preparation, honors and accelerated courses, and the gifted education program. It also funds the quality programs that give our students a well-rounded education including band and art, physical education and athletics, and school librarians.
Proposition 494 is NOT a tax increase
The override is not a tax rate increase – it is a continuation of the local funding that has been in place since 2014. It is used to fund teacher salaries and other critical programs. Without renewal, the district would have to phase it out over three years and cut an estimated $2.25 million from its budget