Grossmont Union High School District bonds, Proposition U (November 2008)
Proposition U authorized the school district to borrow $417 million.
Grossmont Union has more than 20,000 students. Voters in the district approved a $274 million bond measure in 2004.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, "Candidates in the race for two seats on the Grossmont school board are divided over Proposition U. Incumbents Priscilla Schreiber and Larry Urdahl and challenger Carroll Boone support the measure. Challengers Meg Jedynak and Gary Woods oppose it."
A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Diego County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|PROPOSITION U: "To better prepare local high school students for college and high demand jobs, by upgrading educational technology, constructing science labs, replacing deteriorated portables, rehabilitating aging classrooms/equipment/sites/joint-use facilities, improving safety/energy-efficiency, and constructing a new school in Alpine/Blossom Valley; shall Grossmont Union High School District issue $417,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with independent oversight, annual audits, no funding for administrator salaries, and all money benefiting East County high schools?"|
Path to the ballot
The Grossmont board voted 4-1 to place the measure on the ballot. School board trustee Jim Kelly voted against putting on the ballot, saying, "It's the worst time economically to have another massive tax increase."
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "3 districts put bond measures to voters," October 2, 2008
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