Hayward Unified officials are scheduled to discuss the possibility of a June 2008 ballot initiative to the public at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Ideally, the district would like a public windfall of about $750 million to renovate and rebuild all district schools spread over 20 years, as outlined in HUSD’s Facilities Master Plan.
School officials refused to put up a measure last year after two feasibility studies showed the community was unwilling to support a bond.
The district last year opened Stonebrae Elementary after receiving help from developers. In August 2008, Hayward Unified will also welcome a revamped Burbank Elementary with help from the City and HARD.
With the exception of those two schools, the district in the past 40 years hasn’t made any major revisions to its other campuses. Age is beginning to show.
So, my fellow residents of Hayward, what will it take for the district to get community approval and raise tax dollars for the betterment of school facilities?