Aiming to build a new middle school and make technology and campus improvements, the San Dieguito Union High School District board voted this week to put a $449 million bond on the November ballot.
The North County Times quoted Trustee Barbara Groth as saying: “We can’t wait around for someone else to throw money at us and help us improve our facilities.”
Thursday’s school board vote was 4-1, with Trustee John Salazar the dissenter, telling the paper: “There’s many, many people out there in our district who are not financially doing well. Many of these people cannot afford all of these additional taxes.”
The paper said the bond would boost property taxes by an estimated $25 for every $100,000 in assessed valuation.
The money would include $88 million for work at Torrey Pines High School, $76 million to rebuild San Dieguito Academy, $71 million to buy land and build a middle school in Pacific Highlands and about $18 million for districtwide technology upgrades, the North County Times said.
A 55 percent approval vote is needed.
On Tuesday, the San Diego Unified School District board voted to put a $1.2 billion bond on that ballot.
The North County Times also reported: “Trustees with the Del Mar Union School District voted Wednesday to put a $77 million bond measure on the ballot. MiraCosta College board members expect to vote next month on whether to go forward with a $538 million bond measure.”
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District plans an Aug. 7 board meeting to consider a November bond vote of $600 million to $700 million in repairs and new building.