Nearly two dozen individual bonds designed for school construction and renovation projects in Arizona’s Maricopa County have won the approval of local voters.
According to experts, the vote represents the first time in recent memory that school bond proposals in every local district were passed.
Among the largest passed bonds is the $269 million for the Phoenix Union High School District in central Phoenix, which will be used to build a new high school and renovate several existing schools.
Voters in the Tolleson Union High School District, in the Phoenix suburban city of Tolleson, approved a $125 million bond to build, remodel, and renovate various school facilities.
The Queen Creek Unified School District, some 40 miles to the southeast of Phoenix, saw voters approve a $63 million bond to build a new high school, as well as two elementary schools.
A $45 million bond was passed in the Alhambra Elementary School District, whose borders take in a part of Phoenix and Glendale, for library improvements and new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classroom space.
Construction schedules for all of the projects are expected to be announced either later this year or in early 2018.
By Garry Boulard
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