Superintendent Letter to Community 11.07.18 Passage of Prop 471

November 7, 2018

Dear Sahuarita Community:

I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your strong support of Proposition 471, which was passed in yesterday’s election. Again, this measure is a continuation of the maintenance and operations override. This local investment has been a part of the budget for many years and supports specific educational programs.

First, last evening’s outcome represents a statement of trust and support, in this vital work that we do to deliver the highest quality education possible to each student. I thank you for the trust that you place in us every day, and for your willingness to continue making this local investment in excellence.

Second, the passage of Proposition 471 continues a stable and sustainable funding source for the next several years, to specific programs that our community has determined are a part of a comprehensive and high-quality education. Some of these objectives include fine arts, career and technical education, NJROTC, interscholastic athletics, physical education, professional guidance counselors, and classroom teachers.

This victory is a further affirmation of the shared commitment of our entire community to invest together, find common ground, and work collaboratively to advance the positive direction of our community.

Please know that your trust in us means very much, and we are committed to continue working, every day, to earn that trust and advance our mission of working as a team to help every student succeed. Together, we will continue to make a difference!


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Manuel O. Valenzuela, Ed.D.


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