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Temecula Agrees To Pay Higher Property Taxes For Schools

Temecula residents passed Measure Y with 63.03 percent of the vote.

Temecula voters Tuesday said they are willing to pay higher property taxes to fund local schools.

Measure Y asked Temecula voters to approve $165 million in bonds to be issued by the Temecula Valley Unified School District in order to make improvements and upgrades across its campuses.

Residents responded by passing the measure with 63.03 percent of the vote.

According to the TVUSD, funds from Measure Y would be used to:

  • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, computer systems, and technology infrastructure to keep pace with advancing technology;
  • Renovate, update and modernize facilities and equipment to provide new and expanded career technical programs and advanced courses in math, science, and technology so local children are prepared for college and good-paying jobs;
  • Improve energy efficiency, and reinvest the savings in programs such as arts and music;
  • Repair and replace roofs, floors, walkways, lighting, electrical and plumbing systems; and
  • Add classrooms, labs, and other facilities to meet student needs and reduce overcrowding.

Under Measure Y, the district will be authorized to sell the bonds and levy taxes against property owners within the district to pay the principal and interest on the bonds. The district has stated the average property homeowner will pay about $28 a year, however the amount can rise. (Click here to read a tax rate statement on Measure Y.)

Gandhi November 10, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Sounds like a great idea to me Frustrated, unfortunately we are dealing with the terminally ignorant and greedy here.
Michael November 10, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Temecula Mom, first I see where you are coming from. But, with the elephant, what else ASB supposed to spend their money on. It's agaisnt the law to spend it on school supplies, that is the districts job. So we have to find something cool to spend it on. Not all people appreciate it, but, some people liked the elephant. Now for you working for the district, I don't know if your a teacher or not. If your a teacher, I don't know how you see the money wasted because that stuff is kept secret or something. But, if you actually work at district office then I can see how you know all this. My dad is WSB teacher at GOHS and he was told by Mr. Ritter (Tim) that if Prop 30 didn't pass then they were probably going to get another pay cut.
KB November 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM
That Measure Y and Prop 30 easily passed illustrates the glaring problem with direct democracy: The average voter is not only utterly uninformed and clueless, they are also self-centered. Tragedy of the commons.
TVOR November 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Letting the state manage the school system is like letting an ape oversee a china store.
Ned November 16, 2012 at 03:56 PM
What is really bad is that the CTA put pressure on the state to vote that child molesters that are teachers still get paid not let go. Look into it yourselfs. The teacher in LA that did all those things to the kids is getting paid by you. Great job. Go CTA. CTA does it to the kids not for the kids. Again read up on it. Your Taxes at work.

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