SMUSD Board Talks Up $148 Million Bond

The San Marino Unified School District Board of Education had its first reading of a resolution calling for a bond election last week, but it may have a hill to climb to convince at least 55% of voters to approve the measure once it reaches a ballot box.
Opinions varied among the standing room-only audience — some were all-in on the measure and others wanted nothing to do with it — but the consensus appeared to be that most were unsure how they felt amid concerns about the scale of the proposed bonds and the perceived suddenness of the measure. Continue reading “SMUSD Board Talks Up $148 Million Bond”

School Facilities Needs May Push Bond Approval

With a facilities needs assessment to bolster the case, a bond proposition was scheduled to go before the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday, which if approved would call an election for June 5 for residents to make the ultimate decision.
A second reading of the item could be as early as Feb. 13, unless the board makes substantial changes after its first reading. The proposed bond amount stood at $148 million as of press time this week and Superintendent Alex Cherniss was confident the need for the funding had been soundly presented at Tuesday’s meeting. Continue reading “School Facilities Needs May Push Bond Approval”