Established in 1957, Carl Hayden Community High School is preparing all students to become lifelong learners and to meet the challenges of a technological society. We are home to one of Phoenix Union's oldest and largest Magnet programs, the Centers for Computer Studies and Marine Science. Hayden offers opportunities for students to be involved in Honors, AP and dual enrollment courses where students can earn community college credit while in high school. We encourage students to build their academic skills through a wide variety of programs, clubs and activities, including an AVID mentoring program, advanced classes in all academic areas and internationally renowned Robotics, Wrestling and JROTC Rifle clubs. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of all students so they can be successful in an ever changing society. No matter how diverse the students’ needs are; programs are designed with student learning as the focus. In short, Carl Hayden Community High School provides a quality and appropriate education for all students.
The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board has called for a 15 percent Maintenance and Operations Budget Override and Bond election for November 7, 2017. The action was taken at the May 4 Governing Board meeting.
The election will be a mailed ballot-only election with ballots mailed to qualified electors residing within the District.
The override asks voters for authorization to continue the current 15 percent override for fiscal year 2018-2019 and six subsequent years. This would be a continuation of the existing override approved by voters in 2013. There would be no additional taxes if the override is approved. The override provides for over 400 teachers and support staff that directly impacts students and student achievement.
The bond would be for $269 million to fund capital improvements over and above those funded by the state. The District annual capital budget has been cut from $21 million to just under $2 million since the Recession. The bulk of the bond would fund maintenance, and renovation of school buildings and technology.