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School District Massaging Bond Language


Santa Barbara Unified School District boardmembers are massaging the language of a pair of bond measures bound for this November’s ballot. Focused on facility repairs and improvements ​— ​from asbestos removal to dozens of new portables ​— ​the measures will ask for voter approval for $58 million and $135 million for elementary and high schools, respectively, the latter including $20 million for the acquisition and renovation of the National Guard Armory. The ballot language must be specific enough to explain to taxpayers what they’re getting, while general enough to make sure the district can financially tackle any unforeseen projects down the line. The board is expected to finalize the measures on 6/14.

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