Gilbert voters will be making some serious decisions in a few days: 1) Should I vote YES or NO to increasing my Primary property taxes through an override? 2) Should I vote YES or NO to increasing my Secondary taxes by helping to pay for a $98 million bond? This article addresses question #1. (Ballots will be mailed in the next few days. For Gilbert Public School’s (GPS) extensive publicity on this Special Election, click HERE.)
If you vote YES to the Gilbert Public Schools override, because you believe the following Pro Argument statement made by Mr. Justin Plumb, you will be casting your vote based on seriously deceptive information.
“…with only one 1.6% raise and no movement on the salary schedule for experience in seven years it’s no wonder many teachers are leaving Gilbert and moving to other districts.“
Click HERE to read Mr. Plumb’s misleading statement, which appears on page 26 in the Publicity Pamphlet.
The Truth is that teachers have had 5 increases in pay in just the last 4 years, as follows:Read more