Santa Ana district voters approve $200 million bond package

June 4, 2008
Districtwide facility upgrades will enable many schools to get rid of portable classrooms

Voters in the Santa Ana (Calif.) district have authorized a $200 million school facilities bond. The bond issue makes the school district eligible for $120 million in state funds to ease crowding; construction plans must be filed with the state by August. The district plans to use the sum to replace portable classrooms with permanent buildings at 14 schools and fund repairs and upgrades at most of the district's 63 schools.

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EARLIER: For the second time in a decade, the cash-strapped Santa Ana (Calif.) Unified School District is asking voters to approve a construction bond to fund improvements to its school buildings. The $200-million bond on Tuesday's ballot would make the district eligible for up to $120 million in state matching funds to ease overcrowding.
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