Arguments Pro and Con Compton Measure S Vote Nov 3rd
Argument to Vote No on Measure S on Nov 3
Voting NO does not mean that you’re against children’s education.
It means that you have educated yourself to the facts and believe that this TAX BOND is a bad idea. If the TAX BOND passes November 3, 2015 your property taxes will go up, even if you don’t own property your landlord will probably pass the costs of this $350,000,000 TAX on to your rent.
5 SIMPLE REASONS TO VOTE NO
1) We already OWE $92,000,000 from the last bond we approved Measure I, that won’t be paid off for another 20-30 years.
2) CUSD lost 9,343 students over the last 10 years and has more schools than students needed. Less students means build new school?
3) CUSD will close Centennial or Dominguez or possibly both schools if they build a new Compton HS, they will also close 3 or 4 elementary schools. Putting kids on buses is better than neighborhood schools?
4) CUSD received $49,090,759 in FREE grants to fix schools in 2015. What happened to the money?
5) CUSD received $97,420,262 EXTRA from the CA Department of Education the last 3 years, separate from the 49 Million in grants. What happened to the money?
*Bonus*) CUSD tells us the NEW TAX will cost us $350,000,000 but that is only half the truth, what they don’t say is that with interest and payoffs the REAL cost is $769,343,500.
VOTE YES ON MEASURE S
- Help us strengthen our community and secure our children’s future- Vote YES on Measure S.
- The bond is about one thing: improving Compton schools for Compton children.
- Our schools hold the promise of our future- the next role models, parents, civic and business leaders of our community.
- Modernizing our local schools is a good investment in the value of your home and the quality of life in our community.
MEASURE S WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO:
- Rebuild Compton High School.
- Replace portable classrooms.
- Upgrade technology systems.
- Upgrade science labs.
- Upgrade athletic facilities.
- Improve security systems.
- Improve fire alarm systems.
- Improve communication systems.
- Modernize outdoor spaces.
- Provide more accommodations for our disabled children.
“To accelerate the dramatic improvements we made with student performance will take an investment from the community. If our children are going to be career and college ready for the 21st-century economy, they deserve to learn in 21st-century facilities.”
– Satra D. Zurita, Vice President, Governing Board of Trusters, Compton Unified School District