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Saugus bond added to county ballot

Posted: August 19, 2014 6:46 p.m.
Updated: August 19, 2014 6:46 p.m.

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add a bond measure for the Saugus Union School District to the county’s ballot in November.

Saugus district board members voted earlier this month to put a $148 million bond measure up for a vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Tuesday’s vote from the Board of Supervisors consolidates the vote on the bond measure with the county’s ballot for that election.

A bond would help the district repair and modernize its schools and help address its continuing technology needs, according to officials.



Nitsho: Posted: August 19, 2014 10:06 p.m.

Live within your means.

SM1026: Posted: August 20, 2014 12:03 p.m.

The Saugus District called residents and asked their opinion about the Bond. Everyone I spoke with at schools, sporting events, dance practices, shopping, etc., ALL did not want the Bond and told the people who called. However, they claim that the residents want it. That is a lie! I DO NOT NEED TO PAY MORE PROPERTY TAXES TO UPDATE SCHOOLS THAT I HAVE NO CHILDREN IN ANYMORE. We are still paying over $2,000 for the Hart District's Mello Roos, the COC Bonds, the Library Bonds, a previous Saugus District Bond, and other additions to our property taxes. At what point do we get a break? We certainly could use that money that we are required to pay to help them pay to update their schools to take care of our family.

Why do we need 5 schools districts in one small valley? Imagine the savings if they had one district with one office and one set of personnel. Do you know how much the Saugus District Superintendent makes? Her perks? Her retirement contributions (and you know she is retiring soon)? Plus, 3 Assistant Superintendents? Really? Let's look in the district offices and cut there to pay for repairs to your schools. We cut our expenses when we have large bills. They should too.

chefgirl358: Posted: August 20, 2014 2:22 p.m.

In a word...NNNNOOOOOO!

bobforte: Posted: August 20, 2014 2:38 p.m.

I don't pay any mello roos to the hart district

Rocketeer: Posted: August 20, 2014 4:41 p.m.

This is why America so desperately needs to fully implement school vouchers. The State of CA pays the SUSD over a thousand dollars per student per year MORE than the cost of tuition at a good private school like SCCS.

And with the private schools the tuition is all-inclusive; with the SUSD we have to pay extra for "enrichment" programs like music or afterschool day care.

Force the public schools to compete and we'll start seeing more efficiency... or we won't and they'll rightfully perish. It is just ridiculous for them to ask for YET ANOTHER tax increase after the ridiculous increases we were extorted into voting for by Jerry Brown and the Democrats in Sacramento.

philellis: Posted: August 20, 2014 6:09 p.m.

I think that if you check out their web site you will see that there are extra fees for music, day care, PE uniforms, etc.

lars1: Posted: August 20, 2014 7:03 p.m.

Even though the costs may be the same, the private schools provide a WAY BETTER education environment. The public schools in California are a joke. They are brought down to low standards by those who do not speak English.

Just ask your children simple history or math questions. They are unable to answer. The SUSD is more concerned with the salary and benefits of the administrators and teachers than the education of the students.

Proposition 30, recently passed promising increased funding for education. We all know that extra money is just for more salary and pension benefits.

confusedbrit: Posted: August 21, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Pay yet more taxes for something as a single, childless person I would never use - no thanks. I get that as a community we all have to contribute to its resources, but how about giving single homeowners a reduction as they can't be using the same level of services as a household of six. In the UK there is a 25% reduction for single homeowners on these types of taxes.

Rocketeer: Posted: August 21, 2014 5:06 p.m.

@philellis: You're absolutely right. I have neighbors whose kids go to SCCS and they brag about how the tuition is "all inclusive." I shouldn't have taken their word for it.

One the other hand, SCCS tuition is actually TWO thousand dollars cheaper (for the first kid) than what the state pays SUSD for elementary students.

@confusedbrit: From welfare for illegals to lavish vacations for the Obamas, there's tons of things I don't want to be taxed for. This is why people oppose big socialist governments.

@lars1: It's not quite THAT bad; SUSD is a heckuva lot better than LAUSD. My kids aren't getting the same quality of education I got in public school in the 1970s and it's FAR below what my parents got in the 1940s, but that just means that parents have to provide a couple hours of homeschooling to supplement.

The liberals completely took over the education system in America and we've watched a steady decline in literacy and graduation rates ever since. So why do people keeping voting for them with such miserable failures in plain view?

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