"If you take a look at our schools, you can pretty much say they are falling apart. It's deplorable for the kids to be in that environment," said school trustee
The school board voted unanimously Wednesday to put the bond measure on the ballot. It will need the approval of 55 percent of the voters to pass.
Landowners would be taxed an estimated
The schools that would be rebuilt or replaced are Cherryland, Harder, Lorin Eden elementary schools and
The performing arts center would be constructed on the
"It will be at
The center would be built on the site of a no longer used swimming pool, the superintendent said.
The high school tech centers would be separate buildings for classes in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Dobbs said.
"Students can learn computer programming, science, technology, all the things you need in the future to succeed," he said.
Money also would be spent to upgrade athletic fields at the high schools, including adding lights.
"We want to have Friday night lights to bring our community and alumni back," Dobbs said.
Other projects include security equipment, better disability access, improved parking, upgraded restrooms and an updated emergency communication system.
"We'll go as far as the money will let us," Dobbs said.
The bond measure is part of a 20-year plan the district adopted in 2005 to upgrade schools, Dobbs said. In 2008, voters approved Measure I, a 20-year
Measure I money was used to rebuild or renovate five schools:
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