Irvine Wants To Pass a $300 Million Bond Measure

Irvine Unified School District is hoping to get voter approval for a $319 million bond measure to repair school facilities.

The measure will only affect the voters and 28 campuses within the district and a 55 percent pass rate is need. Property owners would be subject to a $29 annual tax per $100,000 of assessed value.

“If we don’t do something, we’re going to become a community of the haves and have nots,” said board member Sharon Wallin.

The district’s chapter of the California School Employees Association and the Irvine Teachers Association support the measure.

“Our school is almost 30 years old,” said Mary Thomas-Vallens, a teacher at Brywood Elementary School. “I’ve been told some of our computers are older than our students.”

Planning and design for improvements would begin in 2017.


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