San Diego School Board Asks Voters for $2 Billion
The San Diego Unified School District is asking local taxpayers to pass a bond that would raise $2.1 billion to repair and upgrade local school campuses. School Board President Katherine Nakamura join
Tom Fudge: Ten years ago, San Diegans approved a $1.5 billion school bond called prop MM. Today, those same voters are being asked to pass another bond, worth $2.1 billion. Last week the school board of the San Diego Unified School District placed it on the November ballot.
There are reasons to believe the new school bond will be easier to pass, since it only needs 55 percent of the vote. Prop MM required a two-thirds majority. But ten years ago the California economy was much stronger. And the school district today must make it's case to an electorate in which four out of five people do not have kids in public school.
Katherine Nakamura, board president for the San Diego Unified School District.