San Diego Unified School District
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Bond proposal in San Diego district would provide money to build employee housing

Oct. 31, 2022
The $3.2 billion bond request would help provide affordable housing for teachers and other district employees.
San Diego Unified School District
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The $3.2 billion bond proposal on the November ballot in the San Diego school district includes a $206 million allocation to provide affordable housing for teachers and other employees.

District officials say the rising cost of housing has made it difficult for San Diego teachers to live near the schools where they work, reports the Voice of San Diego.

Building housing could help the district retain and recruit staff.  

Officials say all district employees may qualify for housing, but they may choose to prioritize lower-income individuals and families. 

At community meetings, officials have said a potential employee housing project might include restoration of the Normal School Annex, which was built in 1910. The district hasn’t finalized the project concept and plans to hold additional community meetings. The district also anticipates building affordable housing at the former Polk Avenue site of Central Elementary School.

Additional plans call for building on district-owned land that houses its central office, which could produce about 500 units.

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