The Pendergast Elementary School District will hold a 15% override renewal election on November 5.
This will be a mail-in ballot election, so registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. There will also be a ballot drop off and ballot replacement service at the district office located at 3801 N. 91st Avenue, Phoenix. The Maricopa County Elections Office will staff it for the full week prior to and on Election Day.
As this is a renewal election, taxes will remain the same and the override funds will be used in the following manner:
• Maintain an average teacher-pupil ratio of approximately 27 students to one teacher, including current teaching positions supported by the existing override. The override will also enable the district to add new teaching positions as enrollment increases.
• Maintain a critical focus on student learning during their early years by providing free full-day kindergarten at all sites and/or the staff resources to support teachers in the areas of reading (phonics) and math instruction.
• Enhance student learning opportunities and enrichment activities for all district children. The current override provides programs in music, art and physical education.
• Support programs in counseling, health and wellness and library services.