The Least We Can Do: The Verde Valley School Maintenance and Operation Budget Override Elections. Every Arizona voter knows, or should know, that increasingly savage budget cutting by our State Legislature has impoverished our school system, and put the future of our children at risk. Short of throwing all the present incumbents out of office, we also know that there is very little we can do about it. Part of that very little is on the ballot this November: the School Maintenance and Operation Budget Override elections.
Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome James Ledbetter, President of the Governing Board of the Mingus Union High School District No. 4, Dr. Paul Tighe, Superintendent of the Mingus Union High School District No. 4, and David D. Lykins, Superintendent of the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District No. 9, for a discussion of the budget override elections in their districts, and why it’s absolutely crucial, in an era of restricted school budgets, to vote FOR the overrides.