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Measure J’s passage would pave the way for school repairs in Hope Elementary School District

Measure J
Tracy Lehr / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Many parents of students in the Hope Elementary School District are hoping Measure J passes on March 3.

If it is approved by 55 percent of the voters it will pave the way for the modernization and renovation of Hope Elementary, Monte Vista and Vieja Valley schools.

The measure is a $47.4 million general obligation bond program similar to a home loan that is paid back in 25-30 years.

The measure would cost property owners an estimated $30.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation per year. A campaign flyer for the measure said that would add about $2.50 a month on every $100,000.

Parents in favor the measure said it will pay for new roofs, plumbing, sewers, electrical, and classroom improvements. It would not pay for salaries.

The district serves 950 k- 6th grade students and feeds into junior and senior high schools in Santa Barbara.

Vieja Valley is having an online auction April 20th-May 1st and an annual Spring Benefit on May 2nd, 2020. 
Right now the school is seeking donations of goods, services and monetary sponsorship. 

Please contact to donate or make a donation at

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Tracy Lehr

Tracy Lehr is a reporter and the weekend anchor of KCOY|KEYT|KKFX.