Facilities master plan goes before school board tonight
Original post made on Nov 27, 2012
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on Nov 27, 2012 at 9:54 am
Considering that over $100 million dollars is still owed to pay back Measure A and Measure B bonds ($109,543,612.00 to be exact according to the 2011 Audit Report) for facility construction that just recently ended, it is absolutely ludicrous that the school district would even consider floating yet another bond measure before the voters. With over $100 million still owed on paying back outstanding these General Obligation construction bonds, going back to the voters to ask for yet more money when $100 million is still owed in an exercise in futility.
on Nov 28, 2012 at 7:22 am
This master plan is ridiculous! It seems they are recommending going to the local taxpayers for another bond. The laundry list of things in the plan show that the district has no sense of reality. With the economy we are in and the overspending, they are looking for another bond, while we are still paying the last one, and we are still paying the interest on facility loans (COPs) that the public did not get to vote on, and they cashed out on the current bonds (an illegal transaction that extracted more money from the taxpayers). They want $99 million for new classrooms, $21 million just for modifying the drop off points, $17,000,000 to enhance the district office and facilities, $7.5 million in stadium improvements, $10 million in front door/canopy improvements. In all $500 million in facility changes! Why do they need $99 million for new classrooms? With classroom size reduction gone now, we should have a big surplus of classrooms unless they are all being used for administrative break rooms now. If the budget get better we will have CSR again but I don't expect we are expecting that many new students in the district where we have to spend $99 million just for new classrooms.
This study was a waste of money. We need some new board members in two years.
on Nov 28, 2012 at 9:40 am
No way that will ever get through. Maybe we could spend 2 million and use private sector contractors and get essentials done.
21 million for modifying drop off points, give me break - I will personally do this for a modest 500k!
Anyhow I thought the whole point of this exercise was to check for the need for a new school because of housing changes. What happened on that side?