Rowland Unified voters to decide on $158.8 million bond measure

The Rowland Unified School District is hoping voters in November will approve
Measure R, a $158.8 million school bond that would fund a performing arts center
at Rowland High School and replace portable classrooms at Oswalt Academy, a
technology school.

Supporters of the measure have been successful with two previous bonds – one
for $77 million in 2000 and one for $116 million in 2006. This is the third
facilities improvement bond the district has put on the ballot in 12 years.

But experience doesn’t always make the task easier.

“It is a little more difficult this time, you have Prop. 30 and Prop. 38
(statewide tax measures) and ballot fatigue. And it does take a lot more work
with today’s economy,” said school board member Robert Hidalgo. 

Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story BOND.