Calif. district places $128 million bond on ballot

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Citing chronically overcrowded schools and the urgency to provide students with a "21st century education," the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 7 to 0 Tuesday to place a $128 million bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Meeting in a special session, the board led the Pledge of Allegiance, heard from one speaker in support of the bond, asked one question, voted and adjourned — all in a manner of minutes.

Titled the "Local High Schools Improvement Measure," the bond measure aims to address numerous "urgent and critical" needs for upgrading and repairing existing schools while installing the technological hardware and infrastructure needed to meet the learning requirements in a new era of public education. The new Common Core State Standards greeting students in the 2014-15 school year operate predominantly by computer, on the Internet and via cyberspace.

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