Roseland School District bond proposition, Measure N (November 2012)
Measure N authorized the district to borrow $7 million.
A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval.
The Sonoma County Taxpayers Association is opposed to Measure N. Dan Drummond, the executive director of the group, said, "I don't see any justification for using 40-year bonds for short-term items. The computers, they have a useful life of five years or maybe seven or eight years but the bond goes on for potentially 40 years which means our children and grandchildren will be left paying."
The question on the ballot:
|Measure N: "To make health and safety renovations; modernize outdated classrooms and restrooms; improve energy efficiency of facilities; upgrade playgrounds and playfields; increase student access to computers and modern technology; and construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, replace, lease, furnish or equip school facilities districtwide, shall the Roseland Elementary School District issue $7,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have no bond money taken by the state or used for teacher or administrator salaries?"|
- Press Democrat, "Six Sonoma County school districts look to voters for money boost," October 1, 2012
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