San Diego Passes $2.1B School Bond

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008  |  Updated 9:27 AM PDT
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San Diego Passes $2.1B School Bond

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Voters in the city of San Diego overwhelmingly approved a $2.1 billion bond for school repairs.

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Voters in the city of San Diego overwhelmingly approved a $2.1 billion bond for school repairs.

Proposition S passed by a landslide, with 100 percent of precincts reporting that 68 percent of the votes approved of the measure.

Prop S follows in the footsteps of Prop MM, a $1.5 billion bond passed 10 years ago. The measure will pay for capitol improvements to, among other things, heating and air conditioning and also pay for technology systems and upgrade. Also on the way: bathroom repairs.

"You don't understand how bad those bathrooms are," Grier said, describing doors that nearly fall off the stalls, aging tiles and dirty grout," district superintendent Terry Grier told the voiceofsandiego.org.

Prop S easily bested the 55 percent necessary for passage.

Read "First Fix the Bathrooms, Then On to the Wireless Internet" on the voiceofsandiego.org.

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