Taxpayers in Coronado decided on election Tuesday to use bond money to keep schools up to date for 21st Century education. Casting a 59.34 percent to 40.66 percent vote, and, passing Prop E. The Coronado Unified School District, following the passage of the local proposition, no longer needs to depened on its general fund money to upgrade classrooms and replace computers.
Governor Jerry Brown's new state funding formula for district funding, and the long recession, left the Coronado district without an opportunity to fund modernization work needed to build up the 21st Century education environment, and keep class sizes manageable. "Severe cuts" were needed to stay in budget. A hiring freeze went into effect at district shools during the last year. The 5 year bonds guarantee the district will have funding. Coronado's Mayor, by winning the Prop E vote, stops Sacramento officials from taking district money.
Property taxes the city will use to pay off the school bonds raise the taxes property owners pay above 1 percent. State law allows a district to tax property owners above the 1 percent limit to line up school modernization project funding on time.
"Our award winning schools prepare students for success in both college and careers in the 21st Century workforce." Preparation the proposition supporters protected by funding classroom facilities construction and upgrades.
The outstanding student achievement at the district schools, the supporters say stays "among the best in California," can now grow at the modernized schools the district has planned. Without Prop E funding, the abandoned planned upgrades would have limited improvements to classroom education in math, science, technology and the arts. Advanced programs will have funding.
Technology infrastructure will get modernized, instead of grow old. In the classrooms, the city will put in instructional technology and new wireless, Internet, and broadband wired to the new computers.
The San Diego Tax Fighters attempt to limit property taxes below 1 percent, and outdo past educaiton without investing property taxpayer money in iPads that go out of date in 2 to 5 years, did not get a high enough percentage of voters to vote no on Prop E. Coronado locals decided not to spare money while investing in modern technology equipped classrooms the classes can enjoy learning using technical facilities and remade arts stations.
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