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Local School District Urges Passage of Prop 1-D


Aired 4/19/09

Sweetwater Union High School officials are urging voters to approve Proposition 1-D. It’s a $10 billion school bond on the November ballot. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sweetwater High is just one of 18 schools that would be modernized under Prop. 1-D. The school bond would distribute $10 billion to California public schools to upgrade existing campuses. The Sweetwater High School District stands to receive $22.5 million. Sweetwater school board member Arlie Ricasa says South Bay District’s schools need to be renovated so they can handle more students.

Ricasa: We are part of a fast growing community, particularly in the area of Chula Vista. And so we want to make sure there’s equity at all schools.

There are about 39,000 students in the Sweetwater High School District. Ricasa says Prop. 1-D would also help the district complete many school renovation projects that began six years ago. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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