Valley Center Schools Discuss Bond Money While Struggling Amid Cuts

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Friday, February 6, 2009

During these tough economic times, school districts across the state are struggling.

Now the Valley Center district must decide whether to spend nearly a million dollars on its football field. The project is part of a $57 million bond issue that passed in June.

At the same time, Valley Center is talking about implementing a hiring freeze and a freeze on some purchases.

"We know we need to educate our public that bond funds cannot be used to offset any of these reductions," said Superintendent Dr. Scott Springston.

The Valley Center School Board is voting Monday night whether to go ahead with the football field and a bond project that would add eight classrooms to Wheatland Elementary.

Springston says now is the time to move forward because building costs are low.

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