Primary Property Tax Reset - Proposition 438
The District Governing Board of Coconino Community College has called an election to be held on May 17, 2022 to request voter authorization to reset the primary property tax rate for the College to 0.7419 cents per $100 of limited property value.
How will the additional money be used?
The funding generated from a primary property tax reset is intended for the following programs, but does not limit the College from adding additional programs requested by employers and communities:
- Continuing to expand career and technical education programs
- Developing new programs to support veterans' training for civilian jobs
- Expanding scholarship programs
- Enhancing educational services throughout Coconino County, including communities such as Page, Tuba City, and Williams
Why is the College looking to reset the property tax rate?
The College is pursuing a primary property tax reset in order to offer the same opportunities as other community college districts in Arizona.
How much would it cost me?
The additional funding will come from an increase in property taxes paid by all property owners in Coconino County. The chart below shows the current monthly property taxes collected for the College based on limited property value and what monthly property taxes collected for the College will look like if the reset is passed.
|Limited Property Value of Home ||Currently Monthly Property Taxes for CCC ||Monthly Property Taxes for CCC if Reset Approved ||Monthly Difference |
|$100,000 ||$3.66 ||$6.18 ||$2.52 |
|$200,000 ||$7.32 ||$12.37 ||$5.05 |
|$300,000 ||$10.99 ||$18.55 ||$7.56 |
|$400,000 ||$14.65 ||$24.73 ||$10.08 |
|$500,000 ||$18.31 ||$30.91 ||$12.60 |
Gordon Isaac initially started college in 1993. While he was in school, he took a job with the city of Flagstaff and started a family. He set his college education on the back burner, and the years passed. In 2012, looking for something different, he found himself at CCC. He visited the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) on campus, and that visit changed his world. He graduated from CCC and received his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from NAU. Isaac said that going to school as an older adult was helpful, and he enjoyed mentoring some of the younger students with whom he went to class.
"CCC is a nice hometown community college. It’s a good step into academics, and it’s cheaper to come to school here." - Gordon Isaac
Williams resident Annabelle Chhun is the first generation in her family to go to college, and she graduated from CCC with an associate degree in Psychology. She currently works as a talent recruiter for Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel. After getting her bachelor’s degree, she’s going to work on a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and continues to want to focus in the world of Human Resources.
"I have a passion with human resources and helping people reach their goals. CCC was a great option financially and was a great cushion to university." - Annabelle Chhun
Coconino Community College student Khadajha Young moved from her hometown of Kayenta to attend CCC in Page. She works full time at a local restaurant to support her 4-year-old daughter while she goes to school to study Hotel & Restaurant Management. She doesn't want to leave Page because of the available opportunities once she finishes her degree; and it's still close enough to her family in Kayenta. Young received the Page/Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and the SRP Navajo Scrubber Scholarship.
"They [scholarships] are important financially. Going to school and having a job is difficult, and they [scholarships] make budgeting easier."- Khadajha Young
More Student Stories
"I didn’t know who I was as an 18-year-old." - Anna Brown
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s just good to have those skills in case we run into people that are in trouble.” - Edmonia Martinez
I always thought I wanted to be a nurse, and [CAVIAT] gave me the opportunity to see what it's about before I committed to it in college. I like that it's a job where I'm actually helping people. I feel like I can make a difference in people's lives." - Bonnie Kelch
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Career and Technical Education Student Stories
"I love making the community better." - Cascade Parcell
"Whatever needs to be fixed, I’ve got the ability to do it, so I do it." - Johnsie Judy
"I always think about building stuff. I didn't want to be stuck behind a desk all day, so this is what I landed on." - Andrea Clayton
"I always thought I'd go to college. There never was a question of if; it was a question of when." - Corbin Felsted
"Being able to give back to the community you live in is important. Flagstaff is my home, and anything I can do to give back, it's something I'd like to do." - Derek Sausman
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Native American Student Stories
"It was perfect timing. I was trying to figure out how to do this program if I had to go down to Phoenix, with training up here now, I could stay at home.” - Lisa Black.
“For me to go to school and struggle through hardship, it gives my children a chance to see what I am fighting for. I am always fighting for a better life, and to me, that is through my tradition and education." - Pearl Moore
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Page Student Stories
"It’s my belief that the community that builds you shaped you into the person you are today. If you are grateful for that, it’s worth going back and helping them and helping future generations. - Nizhoni Nez
“Putting your education first is setting you up for a better future. CCC is a really great opportunity to getting into school and an education.” - Lacey Nez
"It means a lot because I’m still able to work my full-time position with the Park Service and still not be able to have any challenges with cancelling work or going out of my way to travel for courses." - Rachel Stice
"It was one of the hardest things I ever did. I appreciated the opportunity.” - Mayor Bill Diak
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