Las Lomitas board to vote on $70 million bond measure


The board of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District will decide whether to ask voters to approve a $70 million bond measure when it meets on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

If the board votes to go forward with a bond measure, it will appear on the June 5 ballot.

The district is currently working on major construction projects on both its school campuses that are being paid for with the proceeds of a $60 million bond approved by the voters in November 2013.

The district's 2013 master plan identified $120 million in needs on the campuses of its two schools: kindergarten to third-grade Las Lomitas and fourth- through eighth-grade La Entrada Middle.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the district conference room, 1011 Altschul Ave. in Menlo Park.

Included in a proposed resolution authorizing the bond election is a long list of projects the bond revenue could be used for, including: demolition and construction of new classrooms, technology upgrades, energy-efficiency upgrades, playgrounds and equipment, multipurpose rooms, security and safety systems, school offices, and "furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program management (and) staff training."

See the full wording of the resolution calling for the election and the full project list here. See the meeting agenda here.

If the bond measure is approved, it will bring the total of bonds approved by voters in the Las Lomitas district since 1999 to $154 million.

The district's enrollment has fallen from a high of 1,419 students in the 2012-13 school year to 1,360 in this school year.

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4 people like this
Posted by Thrifter
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Feb 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

this is so convenient, spend all you want and then hijack votes in the name of the quality of education for the next generation.

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Posted by Crazy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm

What is wrong with everyone? Does money mean nothing at all anymore? They’re not even done with the current construction. Crazy!

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