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Schools Seek Funds After Ballot Loss

July 03, 1998|DEBRA CANO

Now that voters have rejected a bond measure to raise money for campus construction and repairs, city school trustees Monday will consider other ways to meet those needs.

The Anaheim City School District is left with limited funds to meet growing enrollment over the next three to five years, said Mark Skvarna, district business and facilities consultant.

"It's a challenge," Skvarna said, adding that the district lacks money to build new schools.

Trustees will consider creating a master plan outlining prospects for building new schools and adding portable classrooms. The plan would also look at ways to secure state funds for rehabilitation work on aging campuses. Most of the district's schools are more than 30 years old.

"We need to put the district [officials] in a position where they have a good facilities master plan that gives them a chartered course for the future," Skvarna said.

Trustees will discuss funding sources, options for school facilities, projected enrollment, transportation costs and ways to make room for portable classrooms.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Staff Development Center, Building B, 1001 S. East St.

Information: (714) 517-8500.

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