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San Mateo County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Measure J
South San Francisco Unified School District

55% Approval Required

Pass: 13,758 / 77.5% Yes votes ...... 3,985 / 22.5% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Jan 6 3:01pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (37/37)
65.3% Voter Turnout (226,259/346,516)
Information shown below: Official Information | Arguments |

To provide safe, modern classrooms and educational support facilities by replacing deteriorated portable classrooms with permanent classrooms; repairing deteriorated roofs; providing disabled students access; upgrading science labs, libraries, technology and restrooms; enhancing safety, fire detection and security systems; improving energy efficiency; replacing outdated electrical, plumbing, and heating systems, shall South San Francisco Unified School District issue $162,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no money for administrators' salaries, and all funds benefiting local schools?

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Arguments For Measure J
Votes YES on J to continue improving student achievement in the South San Francisco Unified School District.

With qualified teachers and strong academic programs in reading, writing, science, and math, our student test scores on statewide exams are on the rise.

In order to continue academic success, our aging schools - some are nearly 80 years old - require repairs and upgrades so that our local elementary, middle, and high school students learn in modern, 21st-century classrooms and labs.

Deteriorating portable classrooms, outdated science labs, old roofs, and aging classrooms must be repaired and renovated for student safety and a modern learning environment.

In order to be well prepared for college success and high-paying 21st century jobs, our students require safe schools with updated classrooms, science labs, and technology.

Measure J will:

  • replace over 100 deteriorating portable classrooms with permanent classrooms
  • repair or replace deteriorating roofs
  • upgrade classrooms and restrooms to provide access for students with disabilities
  • upgrade science labs
  • provide classroom teaching tools and modern computer technology
  • upgrade fire detection, security, seismic and safety standards
  • improve energy efficiency and add solar panels to provide approximately $1 million annually in savings and rebates to maintain small class sizes and retain qualified teachers and staff

Fiscal accountability provisions are required:

  • no funds for administrators' salaries
  • all funds benefit local schools - not one penny can be taken by the state
  • citizen oversight and annual audits ensure funds are used appropriately
  • qualifies local schools for state matching funds that would otherwise go to other communities

Measure J will create local jobs and boost economic activity in our community. Good schools also make our neighborhoods desirable and protect property values.

Join parents, teachers, community leaders, elected officials, business owners, and retirees. Vote YES on J to continue raising the bar for local students.

/s/ Eugene Mullin, Retired Legislator

/s/ Pedro Gonzalez, Councilmember, City of South San Francisco

/s/ Jan Speller, (SSFCTA) SSF Classroom Teachers Association

/s/ Karen M. Guglielmoni, PTSA President, El Camino PTA Council Representative

/s/ Eldridge Pitcock, Retired School Principal and 40-year Daly City Resident

(No arguments against Measure J were submitted)

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