Voters support SF school district bond

San Francisco voters approved a $744 million facilities bond Tuesday for the school district to refurbish property, build at least one new school and construct an arts institute.

At least 55 percent of voters cast their ballots in favor of Proposition A, ensuring that the San Francisco Unified School District receive the funding. Of that money, $409 million is expected to be used to modernize and fix dozens of school
facilities.

The district had not put a facilities bond before voters since 2011 and SFUSD leaders say the district needs the money to complete projects.

The SFUSD is slated to use $100 million to build possibly two schools in Mission Bay and the Bayview, as well as spend another $100 million to move Ruth Asawa School of the Arts to the Civic Center neighborhood.

Smaller portions of bond money will help improve the district’s environmental sustainability, increase technology and help implement scratch cooking for school meals as well as transform cafeterias into start-up style dining halls.

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