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January 16, 2008 > School bond measure for Hayward schools endorsed

School bond measure for Hayward schools endorsed

Submitted By Karen Mangon

On Thursday, Jan. 10, in a clear show of support and commitment to the Hayward schools and community at large, Hayward Unified Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed $205 million school bond to be included in the June 3rd, 2008 election ballot.

"It has been over 40 years since the passage of a bond in Hayward," stated Board President Sergio Saenz, "and now is the time to take matters in our own hands and ask the community to invest in our schools and our students. We are thrilled to receive tremendous support from our state and community leaders."

Several state-elected officials and community leaders are also showing public support for the school bond. Among the list of endorsements for the bond are:

-State Senator Ellen Corbett, District 10
-Alameda County Board Supervisor Gail Steele, District 2
-Hayward City Council Member Kevin Dowling
-Alameda County of Education Board President Fred Simms, Area 5
-Alameda County of Education Superintendent Sheila Jordan

Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) serves approximately 21,500 students. There are currently 34 school campuses - 22 elementary, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative K-8 school, one alternative high school, two adult school sites, and a facility for child development programs. HUSD celebrates and honors the racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of our students. We believe in providing students with a strong foundation that leads to a love of learning and continues throughout their lifetime. Visit us on the web at www.husd.k12.ca.us.

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