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.