Mercury News editorial: San Mateo and Santa Clara County school measures deserve support

Oct 28, 2013 Full story: The Campbell Reporter

Proposition 30 last year markedly improved funding for public schools, but little state money is available to renovate and expand them.

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#1 Oct 29, 2013
so, the mercury news suggests supporting it because they feel there are answers (not given) to the concerns. And because it could take years for them to come up with another plan. Doesn't sound like good reasons to vote for a bad ballot measure.

Vote NO on P.
* why tear down a school and rebuild it instead of just adding on and saving money?
* The District has $70 million remaining from Measure L from 2008
* Its a bad idea to send 5th graders to Middle School with 6-8th graders.
* Why would the District pay for solar panels with debt, instead of leasing them and locking in lower rates. Seems like a faster way to reduce costs and reduce risk instead of a huge capital outlay.
* Same with technology funding. Why set aside so much money for something that has no clear plan for how to use it and will be obsolete so quickly.
* Borel Middle School is also impacted and older with no plan for its future. Can we figure this out too?

Roy Benten

San Francisco, CA

#2 Nov 1, 2013

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