San Ramon Valley Unified School District bond proposition, Measure D (November 2012)

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A San Ramon Valley Unified School District bond proposition, Measure D ballot question was on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District in Contra Costa County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure D authorized the school district to borrow $260 million. The funds to repay the loan would come from property owners in the district. They are expected to pay $13.20 in increased property taxes each year for 25 years for each $100,000 of assessed valuation of their property.[1]

A 55 percent supermajority vote was needed for approval.

Election results

Measure D
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 37,380 56.83%
No28,39443.17%
Final official results from the Contra Costa County elections office.

Support

  • School board president Greg Marvel said, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We have low construction costs and low interest rates. If we don't grab this now, people will look back and wonder what the board was thinking."[1]

Use of funds

Funds from the loan will be spent in these areas:

  • Modernization of eight elementary and middle schools: $77.5 million.
  • Renovations/replacement, Stone Valley Middle School (Phases I-III): $43.5 million
  • Stone Valley Middle (Phase IV): $21.4 million
  • Construction of 47 classrooms, San Ramon Valley High (Phase I): $28.2 million
  • San Ramon Valley High School (Phase II): $24 million
  • Construction of eight to 11 classrooms, Dougherty Valley High: $6.4 million
  • Construction of 18 classrooms, Monte Vista High: $18 million
  • New school in Dougherty Valley: $31.3 million
  • Technology infrastructure improvements: $8.5 million
  • Seismic improvements: $3-8 million

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

"To improve local elementary, middle and high school classrooms, labs and learning facilities by adding classrooms to prevent school overcrowding; upgrading fire, security and earthquake safety; updating science labs, and instructional technology infrastructure for 21st-century learning; improving energy efficiency; and renovating, constructing and equipping schools, facilities and classrooms, shall San Ramon Valley Unified School District issue $260 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizens’ oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrators’ salaries and all funds benefitting local schools?"[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 San Ramon Valley Patch, "School Board Officially Places Bond on November Ballot," August 9, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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