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No on EE


Last updated 9/8/2018 at 1:41pm

After the November 2016 failure of the $58 million bond measure to build another Bonsall High School on Gird Road in Fallbrook (Measure DD), the district is back again with a new bond. Less than two years later, what is different this time? Only the names have changed. A new superintendent, a new principal, a new board member, and a new name – EE. An Extreme Error.

In November 2016, I stood side by side with Brian Olson at a “NO on DD” rally. Now Brian is leading the charge for the EE measure as well as running for school board. Why the change, Brian?

Appealing to the emotions of the voters by telling us that students are not safe at the current location makes no sense. May I remind you that the Lilac fire last December burned on both sides of the 76, and the entire Sycamore Ranch community was evacuated for the second time in 10 years – the exact location where they want to build the school? Had the fires burned north instead of west, the location of the school would have been directly in the fire zone.

Let’s stick with the facts. The students are not crammed in as they like to say. Only 57 high school students graduated from BHS last June. Less than 50 percent of the Bonsall eighth grade students continue on to BHS. Parents overwhelmingly choose other options for their students including on-line, homeschool, and charter schools over Bonsall High. Mission Vista, a tech high school, is another alternative and nearby for students in the community. The district operates in the red, and their test scores are not competitive. Brick and mortar schools are the dinosaur models of yesteryear. Technology has improved our lives by allowing us to work from home, shop from home, and get an education from home. Multi-million dollar tax-payer funded schools are no longer needed.

Finally, the Republican Party of San Diego, the Fallbrook Democratic Club, and Carl DeMaio, all oppose the bond measure.

I agree. Vote no on EE.

Pauline Voges


Reader Comments

Strider writes:

Well written commentary on Measure EE! There is only one error - the Fallbrook Democratic Club is not currently in opposition.Its no surprise that the EE supporters are using purely emotional arguments.The facts just don’t add up. 328 students at BHS last year,57 graduates?$38 mil for Phase I with 2 more phases?2 more bonds?A District deficit-spending that wants to add another campus?All that’s left is to use emotion, as if students will be safer in an area rated “very high fire hazard”


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