The Grossmont (Calif.) high school district's superintendent is proposing that the district hold another bond election to complete projects that a 2004 bond measure can't cover and to pay for new ones. The board will need to approve his proposal by August to place a measure on the November ballot. District officials say it could range from $300 million to $450 million.
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FROM AUGUST 2007: A consultant's report says the Grossmont (Calif.) Union High School District could have been more open, organized and fiscally responsible in managing its multimillion dollar bond program. The report says the district did an inadequate estimate of the cost before the March 2004 vote on the $274 million bond request. The inaccuracies were made worse by construction cost increases. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
EARLIER: The Grossmont (Calif.) Union High School District plans to hire a construction expert to review management of its much-criticized bond construction program. The hiring comes at a time when the district is grappling with rising construction costs. Officials say the district will not have enough money to modernize schools and build a new one, as promised to voters who passed a bond proposal in 2004. (San Diego Union-Tribune)