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MARY CRAPO, San Clemente High Math Teacher
As a teacher and coach at San Clemente High School for the past 33 years, as well as a former Triton (’81), I can personally attest to the desperate need for repair and modernization of our 55-year-old campuses in SC.
The Measure H bond for CUSD would provide the funds for repairs to plumbing, HV/AC, and electrical, as well as the creation of STEM classrooms, modern facilities, and access to the technology necessary for 21st-century education.
We have never had an opportunity like this in the Capistrano Unified School District, where the funds are specifically mandated for repairs and modernization of only SC and Capistrano Beach schools, and cannot be used for any other purpose.
We teachers have seen the plans and are excited. With minimal cost to each homeowner, we can have a positive impact on the learning environment for thousands of youth, be eligible to receive matching funds from the state, and raise our property values. The investment is worth it.
Many questions, misinformation, and rash statements are out there about this bond. I encourage everyone to form their opinion on Measure H based on the facts. CUSD invites you to tour SCHS to learn about Measure H and potential upgrades and repairs to meet the same academic and safety standards.
Join Principal Chris Carter to learn more about SCHS, including the cost of Measure H to property owners, at one of these tours: Jan. 28 at 10 a.m., Jan. 30 at 4 p.m., Feb. 5 at 9 a.m., and Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. You can just show up and meet at the front of the Administration Building. Also visit the website at capousd.org.
San Clemente, this is your high school and has been a focal point of our community for the past 55 years. Local investment is our obligation. There is no better way to express your “One Town, One Team” loyalty than to pass Measure H in March.