Argument U Against San Benito High School District $60,000,000 Bond Issue


How greedy can you get?


Just 2 years ago, voters approved $42,500,000 in bonds to “Replace/upgrade classrooms and labs to prepare students for college, repair roofs, plumbing and outdated electrical systems, add 21st century instructional/vocational technology, improve school safety, and improve access for persons with disabilities”.


Now they want $60,000,000 to do the same thing all over again???


Do classrooms really need to be upgraded every two years?


Have they even spent the $42,500,000 from the 2014 bond measure?


If not, why are they asking for more of your hard earned tax dollars?


They say they want to “reduce overcrowding”, but student enrollment is already declining and has for years.


When school boards put bond measures like Measure U before the voters, they are admitting that everything they are currently spending your tax dollars on now is more important than the projects for which this tax increase is being sought.  Budgets set priorities.  San Benito High School District is saying every educational dollar spent today is going to something they consider a higher priority than "upgrading aging student facilities” and “earthquake safety". 


Do you agree?


The website: shows at least 3,003 students in the district, which means the bond expense is $19,980 per student on top of the $14,579 per student expense from the 2014 bond measure and that’s not counting interest costs and repayment of principal.


As a taxpayer, you deserved to know the full truth about measure U.


If you value children's health and safety more than funding tax shelters, vote NO on Measure U.


If you value school maintenance more than making interest payments for 25 years, vote NO on Measure U.


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