Measure T passed by the electorate! Thank you to the community!
The Santa Maria-Bonita School District thanks the voters of the community for supporting students and schools with the passage of Measure T. The construction measure was approved by more than 60% of the voters – a resounding victory for the children of our community. The 16,600 students of the district and the 1,600 employees thank the many volunteers and community members who supported the Measure T campaign and who provided information about the district’s needs over the past few months. It was truly a community effort to earn 60% approval.
The district will now begin the process of selling bonds to fund a new elementary school and improvements and repairs at the existing 19 schools. The district will move forward with the process to purchase land and design a school that will be an asset to the community. An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee will be formed to make sure the district spends the money as planned and delivers on the promises that were made.
Thank you, voters of Santa Maria, for believing in the district, supporting students and making a positive difference in the future of our community.
In other 2014 election news, incumbent Board Member Fidenzio "Bruno" Brunello and Ricky Lara won seats on the SMBSD School Board. Their 4 year terms will begin when they are sworn into office at the Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.