School bond will be Proposition R on Nov. 6 ballot

By Maureen Robertson

Ramona Unified School District’s $66 million bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot has a name, Proposition R, Superintendent Robert Graeff told trustees, “an R for—”

“Ramona,” Trustee Rodger Dohm quickly filled in at the school board’s Aug. 16 meeting.

“Exactly right—or for renew or restore or for reinvest,” said Graeff.

Prop. R supporters have formed a 503c organization, the “Rescue Ramona Schools Committee.” Sixteen people attended the first meeting in the district board room on Aug. 15, and, in the case of district employees and trustees, learned their conduct Do’s and Don’ts during the campaign, said Graeff, committee chair.

“And so we’re very conscious of following the law and the rules on how we can advocate,” he said, noting that he may provide information to the public about the bond, but he “will not be talking about taking a certain position” during work hours.

“It was extremely informational and I look forward to the next one (committee meeting) in learning more about the process,” commented Dan Lopez, board president.

On Monday, Graeff received word that the San Diego County Taxpayers Association has endorsed Proposition R.

If approved, the bond would, among other things, repair and modernize buildings, increase student access to modern technology, repay a $25 million loan the district took out in 2002, and replace deteriorating portable classrooms, according to the proposition.

   
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