The San Carlos School District will host a seriesof community forums to gather input on whether to place a local bond measure on the November 2012 ballot.
The bond measure, should it be approved, would help pay for technological updates like new computers, overcrowding reductions, repairs to the more than 60-year-old schools and upgrade energy systems school officials says will save them about $7.8 million over 25 years.
"San Carlos has earned a reputation for a community with great schools and thus has become a magnet for young families," said School Board President Seth Rosenblatt. "However, we need critical upgrades to meet the needs of this incredible growth for the next decade and beyond."
The School District announced it will hold two dedicated forums to discuss the the state of school facilities and the potential bond measure. Dates, times and locations for the forums are as follows:
- June 7th – 7pm – Central Middle School, 828 Chestnut Street
- June 26th – 7pm – Central Middle School, 828 Chestnut Street
The board will also discuss these topics at its regularly scheduled board meetings on June 14th and June 21st, both beginning at 7pm in the Central Middle School library.
A resolution must be approved by August 10th for the bond measure to be placed on the ballot though Superintendent of the San Carlos School District, Dr. Craig Baker, said the decision will likely be made by July.
"We have gotten tremendous feedback about the possibility of reducing overcrowding and updating our classrooms and technology to promote a 21st Century education," said Baker.