The San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association (SDCTA) recently released its position on the San Dieguito Union High School District bond. The SDCTA said it supports the high school district’s bond, Proposition AA. Of the 12 SDCTA criteria, SDUHSD met 10.
Regarding its position on the San Dieguito Union High School District’s bond, the SDCTA stated:
“SDCTA supports Proposition AA. The San Dieguito Union High School District’s proposed bond measure meets key provisions of SDCTA’s Bond Support Criteria. The application submitted by the district outlines the need of the district, plans and draft budgets for each of the proposed projects. Voters within the district will have an understanding of the program prior to the election, but other phases will be determined following the election. The descriptions of the projects submitted and outlined in the Master Plan have been thoroughly vetted, and no reason has been found that would prevent the district from executing the projects. The district has adopted SDCTA’s policy regarding the use of Capital Appreciation Bonds.”
In response to the SDCTA’s position, San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Ken Noah said, “The support by the SDCTA was certainly one that we had hoped to obtain. It was reassuring to know that our proposal met their criteria, and that the request to be decided upon by the voters in this district is one that is thoughtful, reasonable and responsible.”
The San Dieguito Union High School District is proposing a $449 million General Obligation Bond which is estimated to increase the current tax rate by a maximum $25 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for properties within the district.