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A Florida-based nonprofit aimed at bringing yoga to those who wouldn’t normally get to experience its benefits has been slowly making an expansion into Tempe and surrounding communities.
Students and businesses are getting a unique opportunity to connect as the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) have formed a partnership to pair students with internships, job shadowing and career exploration opportunities in the local economy.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
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During Tuesday night’s Kyrene School District Governing Board meeting, members met to discuss what has been going on throughout the district.
Results from the Nov. 5 election show voters in support of both Kyrene School District (KSD) and Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) Maintenance and Operations Overrides.
The tone of the discussion at the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board meeting concerning the South Mountain Freeway was very different from the discussion two weeks earlier. At the Nov. 6 meeting, the board voted two in favor, one opposed and one abstaining from voting against the Loop 202 Freeway.
Early results from Tuesday’s election is showing voter support for both the Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District Maintenance and Operations Overrides.
In order to assist parents and students in making important decisions regarding high school education, the Tempe Union High School District open houses have been scheduled.
Just as sure as fall brings college football, fall color in the high country, and the end of oppressive heat in the Valley, so comes the annual campaign by the Kyrene and Tempe Union school districts to raise property taxes to cover their operating budgets. I know, I know, the proponents argue that there is no increase in taxes but if any property owner will review their annual tax statement from Maricopa County, I don’t believe that is quite the case.
As a Kyrene parent and a 10-year Ahwatukee homeowner, I felt the need to express how important it is for everyone to vote next week on Tuesday, Nov. 5. If you haven’t mailed in your early ballot by Friday, Nov. 1, you can drop it off at ANY polling place.
In case you are wondering how to vote on the Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District bond overrides, here are some thoughts.
The Oasis at The Foothills is a small subdivision that sits along the Foothills Golf Course, north of Liberty Ln on S 15th St. The community consists of over 100 homes on five streets. Under the blinking lights of South Mountain, Oasis homes sport a variety colors and are garnished with diverse plant life. Located down the street from Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, residents live within the Kyrene School District as well as the Tempe Union High School District in the Desert Vista High School area. Although it is in The Foothills, this quiet neighborhood has a feeling of seclusion due to it's golf course surroundings.
The Founding Fathers certainly didn’t agree on everything, but when it came to a public education, a seriously radical idea at the time, they were of one mind.
Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) has been working tirelessly to support our community by preventing the construction of the proposed South Mountain Freeway as a replacement for the current Pecos Road.
I am writing out my check for property taxes. Many of you do not see the taxes and overrides since you pay them with your house payment. This year, the amount for the Kyrene override went up 3.1 percent over last year. The override amounts are actually more than the elementary bond rates.
It’s amazing to me how the Tempe Union and Kyrene school districts are so much like the federal government when it comes to operating within a budget. Has anyone noticed that?
In the past few months since I retired, I have taken a great interest in watching our community very closely. I now have the time to see how Ahwatukee functions in the day time, something I rarely saw when I worked — never had time to do so.
My wife and I have lived in the Lakewood community in Ahwatukee for 18 1/2 years. When we moved here in 1995 we still had an 8-year-old daughter living with us. She entered third grade at Kyrene de los Lagos, completing fourth and fifth grades there. She went through sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Akimel and graduated from Desert Vista in 2004.
The Tempe Union High School District Governing Board is set to rewrite a weak resolution concerning the Loop 202 freeway extension and come out in full opposition of the project in November.
If I had a nickel for every vote that ultimately defeated last November’s Maintenance and Operation Budget Override request for the Tempe Union High School District, I still wouldn’t have enough money to buy my wife and daughter a ticket to the movies, popcorn and drinks.
Mr. Don Kennedy, your entire letter is not just inaccurate (“Operate within budget instead of asking for bond override,” AFN, Oct. 9), it’s very premise for opposing the request of the district doesn’t even exist. Tempe Union is not requesting a bond. There is no tax increase. There is no debt in this request. There are no additional dollars going in to the budget. I realize this makes this response brutally short and lacking great debate. None of what you said is true. So since we are supporting the very action you seem to call for, to endorse a CONTINUATION of the EXISTING spending authority WITHOUT a tax increase for a school district that has, by far, the LOWEST tax rates in Maricopa County, I would hope that the wonderful services provided by this district has now earned your vote.
In November, we’re being asked to vote on extending a bond override to save the Kyrene and Tempe Union school districts from financial disaster. We’re being told such an action won’t increase our taxes. Really?
Whoever said a rivalry between two high school football teams isn’t as strong compared to the majors clearly has never attended an Ahwatukee Bowl.
The Public Policy Committee met Friday afternoon to hear a brief discussion about the Maintenance and Operations Override, which voters will be asked to either approve or decline in the upcoming November election.