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San Francisco Unified School District bond, Proposition A (November 2011)

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A San Francisco Unified School District bond measure, Proposition A was on the November 8, 2011 ballot for voters in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition A authorizes a $531 million bond.[1]

With the approval of Proposition A, homeowners will pay about $21 per $100,000 of assessed value every year until the bond is paid off.

The money will go to upgrade the last 50 of 140 schools in the district.

Voters in SFUSD approved $745 million in bonds in 2003 and 2006. They also approved Proposition A, a $198/year parcel tax, in 2008.[2]

A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

San Francisco Proposition A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 134,751 71.11%
No54,75428.89%
Election results are from the San Francisco elections office as of 5:30 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 24, 2011.

Support

The elected board of the San Francisco Unified School District has seven members, and they all signed the official "Yes on A" ballot argument, writing that Proposition A is a "critical step to ensure that all our children have safe, healthy, attractive and accessible environments to learn and thrive."[3]

Opposition

The official ballot guide arguments against Proposition A were signed by the San Francisco Libertarian Party.[3]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

PROPOSITION A: Shall San Francisco Unified School District repair and rehabilitate facilities to current accessibility, health, safety and instructional standards, replace worn-out plumbing, electrical and other major building systems, replace aging heating, ventilation and air handling systems, renovate outdated classrooms and training facilities, construct facilities to replace aging modular classrooms, by issuing bonds in an amount not to exceed $531 million, at legal interest rates, with guaranteed annual audits, citizens' oversight and no money for school administrators' salaries?"[4]

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