Measure G correction
Published: Monday, May 7, 2012 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.
EDITOR: In response to the April 19 article regarding the Old Adobe School District's school improvement measure on the June ballot, I must clear up some factual errors for residents of our community. There were multiple references to “40-year bonds.” While this term may help the taxpayer group who wants to distort the facts and oppose our measure, it is inaccurate. Our bonds are not going to be 40 years, period. The terms are projected to be 25 years.
In addition, while the District did attempt two parcel taxes that were narrowly defeated at the two-thirds level, OAUSD has not attempted a school improvement bond measure to improve its facilities for over 17 years. Neighboring districts in the county have done three bonds since that time, and we need to help our children remain competitive by providing them safe, modern, 21st century classrooms.
The article also inaccurately cited a voter survey conducted a few months ago, stating that “63 voters” looked on the measure favorably when, in fact, the correct information is that 63 percent of voters surveyed support the measure (nearly 70 percent if you include voters who were leaning yes). Some of our most respected and best known local leaders and groups support and have endorsed Measure G. This list includes Representative Lynn Woolsey, Assemblyman Jared Huffman, Councilmember Gabe Kearney, local business owners, civic leaders, parents, teachers and staff. They know that Measure G is good for our schools and our community. I hope this information clarifies some of the inaccuracies from the recent article.
CECILIE STUELPE, Old Adobe Union School District Board Vice President
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