The bond will be used partly to renovate the
"We need to update and renovate some facilities," Alley said. "The bus barn will be our last project. We want to make sure other programs that benefit students are done first. We will only cover our needs and not necessarily our wants."
She is hoping the district won't need any more money beyond what the bond will bring.
"All five board members are dedicated to keeping costs down," Tesone said. "I'm disappointed we had to go up from earlier estimates. We're very diligent and have tried to keep expenses down."
"We need to pass it," Chavez said.
Tesone said the current bus barn is a
An oversight committee will be established to monitor spending, Tesone said. The district's last bond measure was approved in 2000 and used to build the school's cafeteria.
The district collects very little in developer fees, Alley said, and state funds for improvements aren't likely. The district is up to date on its technology infrastructure but may need to do some minor work on lighting and heating-cooling systems.
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