By Nick Worth
Voters in the Joseph City and Holbrook school districts will decide the fate of district budget override questions at the polls on Nov. 5.
According to Navajo County Elections Director Johnathan Roes, the Joseph City Unified School District Governing Board is asking voters to approve an override of $120,669 for fiscal year 2014-15.
For fiscal years 2014-15 through 2018-19, the proposed increase will be 10 percent of the district’s revenue control limit each year.
In fiscal year 2019-20, the increase will reduce to six and two-thirds percent, and the following year it will decrease to three and one-third percent.
Based on the estimated tax valuation in the district, the override would cost the district’s taxpayers 21.07 cents per $100 of their assessed valuation used for secondary tax purposes. This will be in addition to the district’s tax rate.
Voters in the Holbrook Unified School District will be asked to approve a $427,353 override for fiscal year 2014-15, with a 10 percent increase to the district’s revenue control limit each year up through the 2018-19 fiscal year. The increase will reduce to six and two-thirds percent in 2019-20 and to three and one-third percent in 2020-21.
The Holbrook district’s override is estimated to add $2.5620 per $100 of assessed valuation used for secondary property taxes in addition to the district’s tax rate.
By Nick Worth