Surprise residents consider new override initiative after Dysart teacher layoffs

Now that more than 100 teachers in the Dysart Unified School District know they won't have a job next year, residents within the school district are meeting with the governing board to see what they can do about it.

The community meeting happened earlier this evening in Surprise. During the meeting, residents voiced their approval to put a new override in front of the voters this November.

The measure failed last year and is forcing the district to cut $18 million over the next three years.

"We need to educate them on the fact that the state only provides so much money to us and it is our duty as a community to come up with the extra money so our children can have a great education," said Angie Normand with Yes for Dysart Children.

If cuts continue, the Dysart Unified School District could lose 30 to 40 percent of its' staff.
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