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Rowland Unified School District bond proposition, Measure R (November 2012)

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A Rowland Unified School District bond proposition, Measure R ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the Rowland Unified School District in Los Angeles County and Orange County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure R authorized the district to borrow $158.8 million. It adds $38.80 to a property owner's tax bill per each $100,000 assessed value.[1]

Measure R was the third proposed bond measure in the Rowland Unified School District in 12 years. Voters had most recently approved a $118 million construction bond passed in 2006. Measure R's approval brings the total bond borrowing in the district to $347 million.[1]

A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure R
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Los Angeles County 17,165 67.57% 8,237 32.43%
Orange County 16 25.4% 47 74.6%
Totals: 17,181 67.47% 8,284 32.53%
Final official results from the Los Angeles County elections officeand Orange County elections office.

Support

  • Rowland Unified School District board member Robert Hidalgo: "With the (new) bond, the plans are to put a whole new face on Rowland High School along the perimeter so it has more of a college atmosphere with a quad and a new performing arts center that can sit as many as 500 to 1,000 patrons."[1]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure R: "To continue to upgrade Rowland Unified schools, repair, equip, construct and/or reconstruct classrooms, roofs, multiuse facilities, gyms/athletic facilities, libraries, science & technology labs, and construct permanent classrooms to replace temporary portables, shall Rowland Unified School District issue $158.8 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with no funds for administrative salaries or employee pensions, with mandatory annual audits and independent citizen oversight?"[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "School bond measures among a sea of tax hikes," September 10, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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