Phoenix Union 2023 Bond Facts
No expected tax increase
November 7, 2023
On May 4, the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) Governing Board called for a November 7, 2023, Bond election.
To address funding concerns affecting public schools, PXU will ask the local electorate to approve a Bond measure in 2023. Funds will be used for maintenance and renovating existing structures; offsetting inflation-related price increases; addressing ever-evolving technology needs; supporting school facility safety; and creating flexible and innovative learning spaces that are relevant for today’s learners. When compared to other states, Arizona’s school funding formula falls short, creating an increased need for other funding sources.
The District will ask voters for a $475 million Bond to fund the following types of improvement projects: construction and renovation of school buildings; expansion of the District’s portfolio of schools and innovative models accessible across PXU’s footprint; improvement of school grounds such as athletics and performing arts facilities; maintain state-of-the-art technology for students and staff; support campus facility safety; purchase of land and new construction, expand and upgrade the District’s digital networks; increase cybersecurity; purchase flexible furniture; and replace aging buses while expanding its alternative-fuel/electric fleet.