Monday, May 23, 2005 | Maria Shriver in San Diego

Consequences of drunk-driving re-created for students

Seniors honored for achievements

City Schools awarded for efficient use of money

SDCTA said the catalyst for the award was the district’s refinancing of $306 million in previously issued bonds. In 2004, the school district took advantage of lower interest rates, yielding $26 million in savings, according to the district. “We are returning savings to the taxpayers as the result of a successful bond refinancing,” said Scott Patterson, chief financial officer for the SDUSD.

Proposition MM, passed by voters in 1998, is a bond measure that provided $1.5 billion toward the construction and remodeling of school facilities. According to the district, Proposition MM is the largest active public works program in the county of San Diego and the second largest in California. District officials said the modernization is two years ahead of schedule and the entire program is expected to be completed within budget.

Local school named by NASA as a partner

Students at the schools participate in authentic NASA science and technology and have access to unique NASA resources and materials to help them learn about careers in math, science, engineering and technology. Ninety-eight percent of the 2005 Explorer Schools are in high-poverty areas, and 82 percent represent predominantly minority communities. For a complete list of the NASA Explorer Schools, visit

New school library dedicated

Board of Education meeting

Seeking applications for grant money

New San Marcos superintendent

Special education training booklet

– MARSHA SUTTON, Voice Education Writer

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