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Passion runs on an override at the Sunnyside District

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The November fifth election is just a few weeks away and if you live in the Sunnyside District, you may have already received the ballot in the mail.

Tonight, the passion ran on both sides. Those for the override are very concerned about the impact this could have on students.

"The students are the ones who will suffer if we don't pass this override," said Buck Crouch, an override supporter.

About 118 jobs and many programs could be on the chopping block. This includes art, P. E., music, athletics, nurses, librarians and even school counselors.

"Many of our kids only get to see a nurse or meet with a counselor at school," said Eva Dong, an override supporter.

Those against the override are blaming it on school district politics, saying they don't trust this board to handle their money.

"Why do we have three athletic directors when most districts have one," said Al Arriano, an override opponent. "I could go on and on as to why I don't approve this override."

The override would help the district generate about $9.3 million dollars. The average homeowner who is now paying $40 a year in override taxes would have to pay $146 if this override passes.

The election will be held on Nov. 5th and residents are encouraged to vote early. 

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