Early voting results are showing that the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) bond issue is failing for a third time with voters, with only 40% approving the $98 million school bond issue and 60% voting against it.
In addition, the local school district's budget override continuation is also failing, with 44% voting yes and 56% voting no.
That's prompted the following statement this morning from the school district's superintendent, Dr. Perry Berry:
To Queen Creek Unified families and educators:
As you may have heard, it appears that funding for QCUSD through the bond and override were not approved, though these results are still pending official confirmation from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you who worked tirelessly to encourage community participation in this election. Throughout the past several months, I have met many residents, business leaders, elected officials, and community stakeholders within the Queen Creek and Mesa areas and I want you to know how impressed I am with the support they have for a quality K-12 educational system.
We are an A-Rated school district because of the dedication and hard work of our educators, our students, and the support of our families. I am honored to serve as your superintendent and I look forward to continuing the great work that we do together in empowering every student to engage, excel, and lead with integrity.
-Dr. Perry Berry, Ed.D. Superintendent