S.B. School District Endorses Measure S

In a somewhat unprecedented move, the Santa Barbara Unified School District board unanimously endorsed Measure S, the $288 million Santa Barbara City College facilities bond. Speaking during public comment, SBCC President Lori Gaskin told the board that the college serves about 2,000 district students through dual enrollment and that 46 percent of area high school graduates enrolled at the college this fall. Following Gaskin, bond opponent Lou Segal argued that the bonds are too expensive given the campus’s basic needs. Boardmembers, who have all personally supported the measure, stated concerns that previous boards hadn’t taken the prerogative to endorse similar measures but ultimately decided to endorse this time around.

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