Work left to do modernizing the Julian Union High School District near the Anza Borrego desert will get funded by unspent bond funds. Money still available from the 2.1 million dollars in bond sales the district voters approved in November 2010 will pay for the classroom remodeling and safety improvements.
A citizen advisory committee decided the additions and conversions that fit the plan voters approved for the bond fund. The committee was put together after California voters, in 2000, approved the Safe Schools, Smaller Classes, and Financial Accountability Act. The act says the citizen committee must make sure the bond funds are spent on the school work the funds are supposed to be spent on.
Work continues in a one hundred and fifty student district that qualified for hardship matching funds from the state. Locals pay 30 to 40 dollars in property taxes for every 100,000 dollars in assessed property value to pay off the bonds.
Interior spaces in a classroom building will undergo renovations. The classroom buildings work has never been fully completed. New equipment will modernize the student labs. A technology learning center will fall into place.
The district plans replacements for out of shape, and outdated, sewer fixtures on a school campus to improve student safety. Efficient water usage will also take a money investment. To improve irrigation on athletic fields, the district will build new water storage tanks. And, put in new pumps and water filter systems.
The San DIego COunty Board of Supervisors approved the use of the bond money last week.
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