Argument Against the Redwood City Elementary School District $193,000,000 Bond Issue: Measure T
In 2012, voters in the District passed a parcel tax. Now, they’re back for more loot.
$193,000,000 is a lot more loot.
The School District Board says “all of the District’s schools are more than 50 years old”
Do you replace your home because it’s over 50 years old? Clearly no.
Just because a building is old, doesn’t make it unusable or unsafe.
They claim this bond measure is needed to provide 21st century classrooms for 9,150 students or $21,092 expense per student.
If class size is 25 students, let’s do the math: 25 students times $21,092 equals $527,322 per classroom.
At over half a million dollars per classroom, those must be some classrooms.
But, do better teachers make better students or do better classrooms make better students?
Finally, school bonds, just like mortgages, have to be paid back, in full, plus interest. These interest payments (tax money from you) don’t go to teachers, libraries, computers, or maintenance, etc.; they just go to service the debt.
Debt you have to pay for. Debt your children will have to pay for and debt your grandchildren will have to pay for. Bonds can last up to 40 years!!!
Is this the best use of your tax dollars? At some point, enough is enough!
If you oppose this huge debt burden, please vote NO on Measure T.
Make the School Board pay attention to you: no means no!!!
You can be for schools, for students, and against Measure T.
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budget information, history of past bond measures and parcel taxes, and a
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