The ongoing debate over using money from Proposition S, the $2.1 billion facilities bond for San Diego Unified, has continued on our letters page. One writer argued that “to plow $20 million into a building when that money could go to the elementary reading programs is shameful.”

But school district spokesman Jack Brandais pointed out in an e-mail this morning that Proposition S money can’t actually go to elementary reading programs because they’re bond funds, which can only be spent on buildings and other brick-and-mortar improvements. That’s why schools are now talking about a parcel tax to pay for people and programs, such as more initiatives to help kids learn to read.

Got opinions on the schoobrary or other things educational? Send me your news tips at emily.alpert@voiceofsandiego.org or send a letter to the editor.

EMILY ALPERT

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