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SD Unified OKs $2.1 Billion School Bond Measure

The San Diego Unified School District will place a $2.1 billion school bond measure on the November ballot. District officials are now trying to get approval from the local taxpayers association. KPBS

SD Unified OKs $2.1 Billion School Bond Measure

The San Diego Unified School District will place a $2.1 billion school bond measure on the November ballot. District officials are now trying to get approval from the local taxpayers association. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more. 

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The $2.1 billion bond measure is one of the largest in the district's history. The proposed project list runs the gamut -- from new fire alarms to WI-FI classrooms.

Community members and even a few school board members didn't like the project list at first, calling it too "routine." But in the end the board believes the most important projects may not be the most exciting.

Katherine Nakamura, the district's school board president, says the plan is a good one but there's also room for changes.  

<b> Nakamura: </b> It’s like taking a loan out on your house almost. You know that you want to fix up the kitchen and redo the bathroom. But you're not sure what appliance you might want or what might come along. But of course we wanted to go forward to the voters with an idea. 
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District officials will present their bond measure to the San Diego County Taxpayers Association tomorrow. If voters approve the bond, property owners in San Diego will pay $60 for every $100,000 of assessed evaluation.  

Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.