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FINAL: Canyon Country Voters Say Yes To Sulphur Schools

By Leon Worden /

Measure CK, a $72 million capital improvement bond for the Sulphur Springs School District, garnered 58.53 percent of the vote Tuesday - more than the 55 percent it needed to pass.

The bond money will upgrade the Canyon Springs, Leona Cox, Mitchell, Fair Oaks Ranch, Sulphur Springs, Valley View, Golden Oak and Mint Canyon elementary school campuses and will modernize a regional annex on the Valley View campus that serves severely handicapped and medically fragile students throughout the valley.

The bond will cost Canyon Country homeowners $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation annually. A $300,000 home would pay $90 per year. Payments start in 2017 after the district's current bond is retired.

In a February resolution, the Sulphur Springs School Board said the measure was needed because the state of California “is unable to provide the district with enough money for the district to adequately maintain its educational facilities, notwithstanding ongoing efforts to obtain such moneys.”