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Prop 482 & 208: 2020 Maintenance and Operations Override

Proposition 482 is a maintenance and operations override for Marana Unified School District. Proposition 208 aims to increase funding for public education in Arizona.

Pima County School Superintendent Dustin J. Williams hereby makes a public notice of the opportunity to submit supporting or opposing arguments that may be included in the Marana Unified School District Information Pamphlet for the Special Election on November 3, 2020. The Information Pamphlet will be mailed to households of registered voters in the District. The District is requesting voter approval for a 10% Maintenance & Operations Override. Learn more about Public Notice and how to submit. 

Prop 482 and 208 Nov 3, 2020 About Prop. 482
Information provided on this web page and in the Pima County School Superintendent Voter Information Pamphlet (To Be Released in August) is designed to help you make an informed decision regarding Prop. 482: Maintenance and Operations Budget Override Re-authorization. Please review information carefully and exercise your right to vote on Election Day - November 3, 2020.

The Governing Board of the District has called a special budget override election on November 3, 2020, seeking voter authorization to continue the current 10% Maintenance and Operation budget override previously approved by voters.

The proposed override is a continuation of the existing 10% override previously approved by the voters in November 2016, scheduled to phase down by one-third for each of the next three years. 

Continuing the budget override is not a request for new funding or programs. The budget override shall be funded from a levy of taxes on the taxable property within the District and be in effect for a period of seven years. 

The budget override will not create a new tax. Upon reauthorization, the estimated associated tax rate will remain approximately equal to the existing tax rate. 

The estimated cost to an owner of a home with a limited property value of $186,430 (the average value of a home in the District) would be approximately $157 per year.

If the voters do not approve the override, the District will experience an approximate $8,000,000 reduction to the budget resulting in unavoidable increases in class size and the elimination or reduction in the level of classroom and support services it currently provides students in the following areas:

  • School aides
  • Counseling
  • Full day kindergarten
  • Athletics
  • Physical education 
  • Fine Arts 
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Remedial, Elective Courses, and Advanced classes     

For more information on Prop. 482, visit the Arizona General Election Pamphlet.

About Prop. 208
Proposition 208 aims to increase funding for public education for the state of Arizona by imposing a 3.5% income tax on income above $250,000 for single filing or $500,000 for a joint filing. A “yes” vote supports the 3.5% income tax and will distribute the revenue to support teacher and classroom staff salaries, teacher mentoring and retention programs, career and technical education programs, and the Arizona Teachers Academy. For more information on Prop. 208, visit Ballotpedia or the Arizona General Election Pamphlet.  

If you need additional information not provided on this web site or in the voter pamphlet, contact:

Dan Contorno, Chief Financial Officer
11290 W. Grier Rd., Suite 115A
Marana, AZ  85653 
Phone: 520-682-4756
Mr. Contorno - email 

Although the Marana School District Governing Board has called for the override election to be held in November, the Board, the District, and its employees - in their official capacities - cannot make any recommendation on how to vote on the proposition.