The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting Prop R, a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the April 2 ballot. Prop R volunteer chairpersons Jennifer Abercrombie and Drew Hrach accepted the resolution, which was read and approved during the board’s March 12 regular meeting.
Prop R is a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue proposal to improve safety and security for all Lindbergh students. This means the district’s current debt service tax rate of .833 will not change. If approved, Prop R will:
Renovate and rebuild Lindbergh High School to create a safe, future-ready campus with a single, secure main entrance
Ensure all Lindbergh schools have secure main entrances by constructing entry vestibules at three elementary and two middle schools
Move three maintenance and landscape shops off the LHS campus
“Lindbergh has provided excellence in education to generations of families since the high school was first dedicated in 1952,” said Board President Karen Schuster. “Prop R will allow us to continue to lead the way as a community and provide a safe, quality learning experience to students for decades to come.”
In addition to creating safe campuses districtwide, Prop R will also address significant maintenance needs at LHS, including the replacement of major systems that are nearing the end of their lifespans, such as heating, cooling, miles of pipes and code-mandated fire suppression. More than 40 percent of LHS classrooms have no windows or natural light, and the small classrooms are not designed to support modern collaborative student learning. Prop R would keep existing spaces such as gyms, cafeterias and some classrooms, and connect the outdated and unsafe open campus with new, flexible instructional space and a single, secure main entrance.
The Board of Education voted on Jan. 15 to place the no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the ballot, following two years of community engagement, evaluation of safety and security needs, and the completion of a 10-year demographic study to plan responsibly for enrollment growth.