Argument Against San Jose-Evergreen School District $748,000,000 Bond Issue: Measure X


In 2010 voters approved a $268,000,000 bond measure “G” to “upgrade, acquire, construct energy-efficient technology-driven teaching classrooms, labs, sites, facilities equipment for health/science, general education/job-training, upgrade outdated electrical, plumbing, heating/ventilation systems”.


Now, just 6 years later, they want to do it all over again, but at almost 3 times the cost, plus interest.


It’s amazing how fast classrooms become obsolete these days.


Can the San Jose-Evergreen School District be trusted with this $748,000,000 bond money debt?


The answer is clearly m NO!


The local TV station (NBC Bay Area) did an extension investigation into the expenditures of the district after the passage of Measure G.


The District advertised one set of goals, then after the measure was passed, other priorities surfaced that led to teachers, students, and taxpayer advocates to question the “bait and switch” tactics employed by the district.


Instead of rebuilding the vocational center buildings, they opted to fund building a new theater and recording studio instead.


Clearly bait and switch by the district.


They have already been wrongly entrusted with $268 million to upgrade facilities, and now they want another $748 million (saddling us with another 25-30 years of debt!)…to do the same thing all over again.


Are school buildings constructed so poorly that they need repairs every 6 years?


They promised in 2010 to rebuild the vocational buildings, but failed to do so.


Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.


Lets reject these bait and switch tactics by voting “NO,” on Measure X.


Like us, you can be for schools, for students, for teachers, but against Measure X.


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