What’s on the Nov. 7 ballot: Williams school budget override. See more education stories here

| November 1, 2017

By Williams-Grand Canyon News

What’s on the Nov. 7 ballot: Williams school budget override

District voters asked whether to continue the budget override

Explanation: Since 1999, voters in Williams have supported a 10 percent override every five years to supplement the Maintenance and Operating budget that goes toward teacher salaries and student programs at Williams Unified School District.

What is an override?: An override allows school districts to boost their Maintenance and Operations and/or capital budgets through a voter approved property tax.

Why is an override needed?: Many voters agree that temporary, local property-tax-funded measures are needed to help offset longstanding cuts in state education funding.

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