District should come up with something affordable — Vote ‘No’ on high school bond Prop AA

I cast the very first “No” vote on the $494 million San Dieguito Union High School bond, called Prop. AA and I think you should join me and vote “No” as well.

I was elected to serve on the San Dieguito Union High School board two years ago, on a platform bringing a more business-like approach to our district. While I enjoy serving, I was very sorry that I had to vote “No” on the school bond because I do believe that there are many areas in our school district that need improvement.  Unfortunately, this bond is just for too much money, and is trying to be all things to all people.

I would describe this bond as having good intentions from good people, but this bond is trying too hard.  The administration of our district wanted votes from everybody so they made sure to put a project at every school. Not every school in our district needs improvement. $33,900,000 is budgeted just for our newest school, Canyon Crest Academy.  If you have seen this campus then you would agree that by any measure it is spectacular. Could it use any improvements? Sure, if we had all the money in the world and did not care if we were burdening our children and our grandchildren with enormous 25-40 years of debt!

The economy is not good, many people owe more on their homes then they are worth, and we already have world-class schools with highly regarded, well-paid teachers for the most part. Our students’ test scores are through the roof.  This is not the time to raise taxes.  You need to vote No on Proposition AA and send the message for the school administration and board to go back to the drawing table and come up with something we can all afford.

John Salazar
Trustee San Dieguito Union High School District

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