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Schools impacted by passage of Measure G

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With local, state and national elections all happening on Tuesday, November 8, Claremonters will also vote on Measure G to earmark $58 million focused on the infrastructure of every public school in the city. The COURIER recommended voting ‘yes’ on this bond in an editorial last week.

Given the bond’s focus on school construction, we took to the air to see what the fuss was all about. One key aspect of the bond is to replace portable classrooms with permanent construction. With the smaller schools, the portable classrooms have mushroomed on campuses, usually squeezed in a corner of the school property. Other uses for Measure G money will go towards addressing leaky roofs throughout the district. The pool at El Roble has also fallen into disrepair mostly because of over 50 years of use, becoming an eyesore on the campus.

Although much of the construction needs are not obvious by the naked eye, the school district has shown a clear need through the dozens of meetings with the Claremont community. CUSD is clearly dealing with numerous aging buildings. These photos are an example of what people are talking about.

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