Gov. Newsom visits San Diego school to promote $15 billion school bond measure

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Governor Gavin Newsom was in San Diego Friday touring a local middle school to promote what he calls a historic school facilities bond.

The visit is part of a three-city tour to promote Proposition 13 on the March 3rd Primary ballot.

Newsom joined Assembly Member Todd Gloria at Dana Middle School, built in 1942, to encourage voters to say yes to the statewide measure that is Prop 13.

The school was chosen as an example of the types of schools in California in need of modernization, a school that could be upgraded if the ballot is passed.

If it passes, it will authorize $15 billion in school improvement bonds for public preschools, kindergarten-12th grade schools, community colleges and universities.

However, it’s possible property taxes would increase to pay for it, and it could ultimately cost up to $26 billion in taxpayer dollars.

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