Important Information About Proposition R
Lemon Grove School District’s General Obligation Bond
Election Date: November 4, 2014
I am writing to provide you with information about Proposition R, a local general obligation (“G.O.”) bond reauthorization on this November’s ballot.
If passed, Proposition R will reauthorize a portion of Proposition W general obligation bonds overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2008. This reauthorization will replace $10 million of unissued Proposition W bonds. There will be no increase to the total amount of bonds originally approved by the voters in 2008.
If passed, Proposition R will allow the District to continue making major renovations and upgrades to classrooms and schools throughout our District including:
· Adding additional classrooms to help relieve overcrowding
· Increasing student access to computers and modern technology
· Meeting handicapped accessibility requirements in classrooms and restrooms
· Repairing and modernizing aging schools and educational facilities
Proposition R requires approval by at least 55% of those voters casting ballots. If passed, bond funds cannot be used for administrator or teacher salaries, benefits, or pensions. In addition, all bond expenditures must, by law, be annually reviewed by an independent citizens’ oversight committee and audited by an independent accounting firm.
Repayment of the bonds will be made by an annual assessment of all property owners within the District. The amount of this assessment, as well as many other questions, is covered more fully in the Frequently Asked Questions, which I urge you to read.
I look forward to having an opportunity to further discuss Proposition R with you, or any other issues you may have. Please feel free to contact me at the District office at (619) 825-5600 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.