Sunnyside looks at bonds

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Sunnyside School District is looking for money to help with improvements to schools athletics and security.

Wednesday night there was a town hall to see what the community thinks of a possible bond.

People gathered at the Sunnyside High School Library to hear the bond issue that the school district is proposing.  What's at stake for the district is some $88 million.

School district superintendent Doctor Manuel Isquierdo says there's no more money from the federal stimulus coming there way and the state has continued to cut from education.

The bond will generate millions of dollars to be spent over the next ten years, including $27 million towards technology, $1 million for security cameras, $6 million for new busses, and $10 million for athletic field upgrades.

The district says without the money from the bond the critical needs of the schools will not be met.

"No none of these things will be possible, the bond was going to allow us to ensure that we have the compactly the funding to accomplish all of those task, for this bond its been structured so that no tax increase in any way to the community members," said Javier Baca from the Sunnyside Unified School District.

The next step is getting approval from the Sunnyside School Board which is expected to take a vote on the issue on Tuesday of next week.

If the bond is approved then it will be up to the community to take a vote on November 8.