San Jose Unified School District bond proposition, Measure H (November 2012)
Measure H authorizes the school district to borrow $290 million. The property tax cost for repayment will be about $28.80 a year for every $100,000 in assessed value.
A 55 percent supermajority vote was needed for approval.
- Final official results from the Santa Clara County elections office.
The editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News supported Measure H, writing, "The work will equip the district's 40 schools to teach their 33,000 students skills like digital literacy, creative thinking and collaboration, so important to today's industries. Voter-approved bonds in 1997 and 2002 mostly went toward making facilities safe and comfortable. This time the idea is mostly to match facilities with the district's five-year strategic plan, Opportunity21."
The question on the ballot:
|Measure H: "To improve local schools and support academic programs, prepare students for jobs, save money and improve teacher retention by upgrading technology, classrooms and science labs, improving school safety and security, upgrading energy and water systems to improve efficiency, paying off facility leases, and repairing, constructing, or equipping facilities, sites or classrooms, shall San Jose Unified School District issue 290 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, annual financial audits and no funds for administrators' salaries?"|
- San Jose Unified School District website
- Local measures on the November 6, 2012 ballot in Santa Clara County
- Mercury News, "Tax measures piling up on Bay Area ballots this November," August 11, 2012
- San Jose Mercury News, "Mercury News editorial: San Jose school bonds, parcel tax essential to creating strong learning environment," October 16, 2012
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