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School facilities review may include talk of bond measure

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From page A3 | February 13, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — School board members will take a look Thursday at work that’s designed to identify the Vacaville School District’s future structural needs, which may include a future bond campaign.

The district is in the process of doing a facilities needs assessments. Board members will hear a staff presentation on facility needs, priorities and recommended funding options. One of the possible funding options is to seek voter approval for a facilities bond, Trustee David McCallum said.

“It depends on what the needs assessment comes forth with,” he said. “We’re taking a real hard look.”

The district is not currently operating under a facilities master plan because it expired, McCallum said. The district is in the process of gathering data and doing what he called a “careful and analytical study” with as much input as possible from the community.

Staff reports indicate that the district has conducted several meetings and workshops from November 2013 through January, coupled with site assessments and meetings dating back to 2008 and updated through 2013.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or swinlow@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

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  • The MisterFebruary 13, 2014 - 6:56 am

    Here's a good idea... why don't you save up for things that you can and pay cash? The interest you pay on long-term bonds is often more than the amount borrowed. Vacaville schools are here for the long-term... shouldn't the school district be thinking long-term as well?

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 13, 2014 - 10:25 am

    The Mister is right on as usual. Hey school board, if you did maintenance on the buildings you already have, there would be no need for a bond!

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  • The MisterFebruary 13, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Thanks George!!!

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  • As far as standards...February 13, 2014 - 10:52 am

    I have an idea...for a good investigative project....in every school system at random pick a 6th grade class....give every child in the class a sixth grade level book and ask them to read out loud a couple of pages individually ( privately by themselves) and record it, just the sound track.....See if the kids can read in other words.....How did my teachers 40+ years ago know we could read.....we read out loud in class....Parents give your kid a Grade Level book and have them read it out loud....Do you even care if your kid can read or not?

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