Yesterday the Governing Board of the San Carlos School District unanimously voted to place a bond measure on the November ballot which, if passed, would authorize the district to sell up to $72 million in bonds to fund new capital projects for the school district. This was reported in today’s San Mateo Daily Journal and elsewhere.
The vote to place the measure on the ballot was the culmination of research and discussions over the past year, including multiple meetings of the School Board, teachers and other staff, work by a community facilities and enrollment committees, a community survey fielded this spring, and additional community forums held in June. As the district itself can not legally advocate for, or use District resources to advocate for, such a measure once it is placed on the ballot, a number of parents and community members are currently forming a campaign committee to lead the outreach efforts to explain the impact of the bond measure.
The measure would need to pass by a 55% super-majority on the November 6th election.