While Arizona school districts, such as Williams and Bagdad, saw their budget overrides approved on election day, voters in the Sedona area turned down an override.
The vote could mean drastic cuts for the Sedona-Oak Creek School District in the coming years. In October, SOCSD Superintendent Dave Lykins said the district could face a two-year reduction process totalling more than $750,000 should the override not be approved. Class sizes would also increase in Sedona schools, he said.
Unofficial results indicate voters rejected a 15 percent budget override for the SOCSD during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election by a narrow margin. The override fell short by 157 votes as of Wednesday, Nov. 7. The override failed by 145 votes in Yavapai County and by 12 votes in Coconino County. A total of 3,057 votes were cast against the override, with 2,912 votes made in favor of the override in Yavapai County. In Coconino County, 741 votes were made against the override, with 729 cast in favor of it.
For the full story, see the Friday, Nov. 9, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.
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