Poll: The $2 Billion Question: Will Voters OK College, School Bonds on Nov. 6?

San Diego Unified and several other college and school district boards seek property tax hikes.

Do the math.  Now that the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District board has decided to on the November ballot, the value of all school bonds countywide up for approval has topped $2 billion.  That includes $1.2 billion in the San Diego Unified School District, $449 million in the San Dieguito Union High School District and $77 million in the Del Mar Union School District.  All bond votes are local, but what does this say about Sacramento, and will property owners be true to their school districts?

Joe St. Lucas August 10, 2012 at 06:20 PM
I've never seen a bond issue where the money they want ever comes close to "fixing" the problem they claim the bonds will fix. They always come back for more saying that their estimates of costs and inflation and (fill in the blanks) were bad based upon unforeseen circumstances even though they alledgely hire "professionals" to come up w. these estimates. Actually they have their spin doctors working on this, "What info can we feed the sheep to get them to go along w. this NOW so that we can ask them for more money later?"
Jay Berman August 10, 2012 at 06:21 PM
FACT - There will never, ever be enough for schools, they are a money sewer, the more they get, the more they need. We passed a proposition that gives them 40% of the state budget, not enough, lottery, not enough .. and what do we get ? From one of the top states in the 70's and 80's to 48th in the country. Public schools in California are now agenda driven, we now have forced gay education, we have a holiday for a gay politician that was killed, instead of dividing kids into classes by ability, we mix them, as normal, the level of the class will drop to the lowest comon denominator, the smart kids are bored .. all for political correctness .. My teenage son goes to a charter that works hand in hand with his church, it is fairly self directed, he is way ahead of his peers in regular public schools. There are great teachers but the unions are only concerned with themselves .. no more money for schools, get the government and their mandates out of public schools, let the district trustees do what they need for their districts.
Kevin George August 10, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Right on the money Jay! But may I add:The teachers union also strive for the lowest common denominator in the name of political correctness.
Jay Berman August 10, 2012 at 06:50 PM
These school bonds are also gifts to unions, we pay entirely too much for schools and public projects. Check out how Poway screwed its taxpayers ... this one make my head explode http://www.businessinsider.com/joel-thurtell-shames-poway-ca-financing-2012-8


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