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.

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