California district tries again on bond

July 22, 2008
Central Unified District in Fresno puts $152 million back on ballot
After seeing a similar proposal fail in June by just 16 votes, theCentral Unified School District in Fresno, Calif., has placed a $152 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. The bonds would pay for a new high school, middle school and two elementary campuses, as well as renovations and improvements at existing campuses. Supporters say a school bond is necessary to keep up with growth in the district, which is centered in northwest Fresno. The district has expanded by at least 400 students annually in recent years and expects to attract 4,000 additional students by 2013. The district has 14,195 students. To read The Fresno Bee, click here.

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