Election results leave Gilbert School District with 'tough decisions'

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by Karen Brown

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azfamily.com

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 6:20 PM

PHOENIX -- Tuesday night voters handed two top rated Valley school districts two very different results.

In the Kyrene School District voters approved the override measure which means they can continue to keep class sizes down and keep offering things like art, Spanish and athletics.

But in the Gilbert School District, about 11,000 voters gave their 38,500 students a very different election night outcome. They rejected the $11.6 million override request.

The Gilbert School District put out a statement saying it will "present some very difficult financial challenges and tough decisions will have to be made."

They may have to cut things like athletics and art and increase class sizes. Something many parents at Spectrum Elementary were surprised to hear. Many said they didn't even know the measure was on the ballet and wish the district had done a better job with a get out the vote effort.

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