On Tuesday, the Mountain View-Los Altos School District approved placing a 41.3 million dollar bond on the upcoming June 8th ballot. What is the bond about?
The district is estimating that enrollment will increase by approximately 25% (900 students) in the next 10 years. That is about 450 new students per high school. According to the district, there isn’t enough classroom space to handle this anticipated increase. The bond would increase classroom capacity.
In addition, there is a “Green” element to the proposed bond.
According to the district web page:
“If approved, the bond would prevent overcrowding in district schools, support core academic programs such as English, math and science through improved classroom technology and facilities and upgrade fire and earthquake safety systems to meet modern standards.”
Additional details about the bond can be read in this press release.
Building Education for Students Together (BEST), has been formed to promote the issue and address questions that the community may have. A (soon to come) BEST website, http://www.bestformvla.org/ will provide further information about the Bond.
FYI – The Ballot Measure requires a 55% voter approval to pass the bond.