Proponents of Measure W rejoiced Tuesday night at the at the passage of , which will raise $1.7 million over the next five years for the .
“It won’t solve every problem but it will go a super long way to help out our kids,” said board trustee Shelly Masur.
The money will be spent toward protecting academic programs in the math, sciences and humanities, attract and retain qualified teachers and support school libraries. Proponents emphasized that all the funds would stay local without being funneled to the state then distributed back to the district. None of the money will go to administrators’ salaries and annual audits will track funds.