Clarification needed from district

Editor’s note:

The following letter was addressed to San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Ken Noah and submitted to this newspaper for publication.

Dear Superintendent Noah,

I read in a recent newspaper article a quote from you regarding a recent board vote to authorize a general obligation bond to be placed on the November ballot to raise funds for construction projects.

You stated that “the district has not had to ask for such a measure in 40 years because facilities have been supported with revenue from Mello Roos, state funding and funding matches but that no longer is the case.”

Excuse me… I am paying over $1,200 a year in additional taxes for the Mello Roos that appears on my property tax bill. How can you claim that you are no longer receiving the funds? I assume that our payments are going to repay debt service long-term.

However, as a resident of Pacific Highlands Ranch, the community is less than a decade old and the Mello Roos was to have funded the facilities in Pacific Highlands Ranch. Please clarify the statement that the district no longer has revenue proceeds available from the Mello Roos that we are paying for long term.

Thank you,

Sara Isgur