THANK YOU, SAN BRUNO!!
A Resounding Yes on Measure X - $79 Million Facilities Bond
“San Bruno Schools with Tomorrow Inside”
San Bruno voters of all ages sent a strong message to the children of San Bruno in the November 2018 election: ‘We care about giving you good schools in which to learn and thrive!!”
A resounding 69.7% of the votes cast were in favor of Measure X to fix San Bruno schools, well above the 55% required to pass.
“This is a major victory for San Bruno on many levels”, commented Dr. Stella Kemp, San Bruno Park School District Superintendent. “Good schools equate to a stronger community that attracts new families and businesses”, she continued. “I, along with the countless endorsers, donors and amazing volunteers who supported Measure X, are deeply grateful to the community for responding so favorably to the bond measure to fix our schools”.
Parents Wendy al-Mukdad and Kathy Cannon, co-chairs of the Committee to Improve San Bruno Schools that spearheaded the Measure X campaign collectively shared their enthusiasm: “This was an extraordinary grass roots volunteer campaign with support coming from all sectors: seniors, parents, elected officials, service clubs, the community college and high school districts, and businesses.” The list of endorsers, the donors to underwrite the informational mailers for the campaign, and the strength of the volunteer effort to do phone banking and door to door campaigning for two months is, we hope, an inspiration to San Bruno that, together, we can make a difference in our community”, they continued.
The Campaign Committee celebrated with a thank you gathering at Nueve in Bayhill to acknowledge the breadth of support from so many individuals. At the December Board meeting, Community Difference Makers – those who dedicated countless volunteer hours to the campaign – were recognized by Dr. Kemp and the Board of Trustees.
Consequent to an application process, a volunteer Citizen’s Oversight Committee was appointed by the Board on January 16th. In process now is selection of the architectural and construction management firms who will assist the District in implementing bond projects. Concurrently, the District is finalizing sale of surplus property to enhance the proceeds from the bond measure.
The District will continue to keep the community informed about progress. Follow this space!