High school district board approves bond for November ballot

By Kathy Day

As their neighboring Del Mar elementary district trustees did on July 25, the San Dieguito Union High School District board members on Thursday, July 26, approved putting a general obligation bond before voters on Nov. 6.

On a 4-1 vote, with trustee John Salazar voting “no,” they decided to give voters the say on a $449 million bond issue for the construction and upgrade of facilities and technology.

Several members of the public, including Mark Bath, president of the Torrey Pines High School Education Foundation, Paul Henkart of Solana Beach Friends of the Library, and Carmel Valley resident Brad Shoen, told trustees the measure was a necessity in this day of declining budgets.

Scott Wooden, president of the Del Mar Union School District board that had voted for it own $76.8 million bond measure, attended the high school district meeting and spoke before the San Dieguito vote, encouraging them not to be afraid of multiple measures on the same ballot.

Salazar, who cast the sole dissenting vote for the San Dieguito measure — which is expected to cost about $25 per $100,000 of assessed valuation — said he opposed the measure because he felt the amount of the bond was too great.

He also said, “In reality, some people in our district are not doing well. Their homes are under water, they already pay Mello Roos and homeowners dues, and they can’t afford the added tax.”

The timing is not right, he added, because of too many competing measures.

But the other four trustees all agreed it was essential to seek the funds in order to protect the quality of education in the district.

A 55 percent majority will be required for the measure to pass.

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar school board authorizes bond for November ballot
  2. Del Mar school district may place general obligation bond on November ballot
  3. High school district considers bond measure this week
  4. Del Mar school district to conduct bond feasibility study
  5. Two board votes move high school district closer to school repairs and upgrades

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