Fountain Hills residents overwhelmingly voted to say no to the FHUSD $25,000,000 bond request and just as overwhelmingly told the school to divest the former Four Peaks Elementary building.
BOND - 5,748 NO 57.28% DIVEST FOUR PEAKS - 6,707 YES 68.05%
4,287 YES 42.72% 3,149 NO 31.95%
Voter turnout was the highest of all municipal elections by far in this off year ballot with 53.21% of eligible voters casting ballots.
The bond issue really was divided quite simply between the yes and the no's, with YES proponents relying on emotion and fear tactics and NO proponents simply wanting a fiscally responsible plan, sound money management and academic improvement. That was the same request in November of 2022 when the same 57% voted no and said come back with a plan. As the year passed by, again, there was no plan, financial mismanagement was rampant, academic performance did not improve and enrollment continued to decline.