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County's School Bond Measures Get OK

Seven San Diego County school districts took their chances this election and put forth hefty school bond measures. And all of them got the 55-percent vote needed to pass.

Seven San Diego County school districts took their chances this election and put forth hefty school bond measures. And all of them got the 55-percent vote needed to pass. Those measures are for Southwestern Community College, Escondido, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, San Diego and the South Bay school districts.

The one bond measure that almost came up short was Prop. U, $417 million bond measure for the Grossmont Union High School District. Organizer Jim Panknin says the bond measure will help the local economy.
 

Panknin: Right now is the perfect time because people need work. And the competition is fierce for the projects. And they're all bidding about 25-percent under budget.
 

Panknin says that means the district will be able to stretch the public's dollar further. East County voters approved a 450-million-dollar bond measure for Grossmont just four years ago.