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North County Propositions AA, CC and EE all falling short

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As results continue to come in, North County voters are thus far not supporting three school bond propositions enough to ensure their passage.

Each of the three measures, Propositions AA, CC and EE, require 55 percent approval for passage.

With 50.3 percent of precincts in, just 53.3 percent of voters in the San Dieguito Union High School District were in support of Proposition AA, a $449 million bond program that would, if passed, have them pay an additional 2.5 cents per every $100 of assessed property value to fund improvements at the district’s 10 schools with new classroom buildings, science labs and libraries, as well as career training and instruction in math, science and technology with new equipment and facilities.

Proposition CC aims to modernize schools in the Del Mar Union School District with $76.8 million in bonds. If it passes, district residents would pay $8.44 per every $100,000 in assessed property value. With 55.6 percent of precincts reporting, the measure only had 53 percent support

Funds from the bond sales would go toward fixing leaky roofs and worn-out floors, improving instructional technology and computer systems, upgrading accessibility for students with disabilities and improving buildings.

Proposition CC supporters point to a lack of state funding for the aging school district as reason for the measure’s need. Opponents disapprove of long-term financing for technology that have a life span of five to seven years.

Proposition EE, which affects residents in the MiraCosta Community College District and asks for authorization to sell $497 million in construction bonds to pay for new classroom buildings and modernize campus structures, had also received only 52.6 percent support with 35.7 percent of precinctrs reported.

If passed, the measure would also fund expansion of veteran support facilities, outdoor gathering areas, student centers and infrastructure work.

The district has three campuses in Oceanside, including one in the San Elijo neighborhood and another in downtown Oceanside.

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