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2018 Bond Election

Measure B Argument

Building for the Future

Background

Our schools are the most important assets in our community and should be our number one priority. From higher achieving students, to training for future jobs, to greater neighborhood safety, quality schools make a difference. Our teachers and staff do an excellent job educating our children, but many classrooms and school facilities in the Redding Elementary School District are outdated and inadequate to provide students with the school facilities they need to succeed. Although neighborhood schools have been well maintained, our schools are old. The average age of schools in the District is over 55 years with Cypress Elementary, our oldest, built nearly 80 years ago. These aging schools need major classroom, sports facilities, and infrastructure improvements to maintain the quality of education provided to local children. By improving local schools, we can meet today's safety, technology, and educational standards and improve our community.

Measure B will not raise taxes, but it will upgrade and renovate local Redding classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities including:

  • Repairing or replacing leaky roofs
  • Making health, safety and security improvements
  • Replacing deteriorating plumbing, sewer systems, and inadequate electrical systems
  • Improving student access to computers and modern technology

Measure B makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.

  • Measure B will not increase the tax rate but will actually be lower than what property owners have been paying.
  • All funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State.
  • By law, an independent citizens' oversight committee must annually audit and review spending.
  • Funds can only be spent to improve our local schools, not for teacher or administrative salaries.

Measure B upgrades and repairs old, inadequate classrooms, improves the education of local children and maintains the quality of our community.

Measure B FactsElection Results

YES (5,523 VOTES) 63.15%

NO (3,226 VOTES)

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