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Santa Rosa schools move forward on bond referendum

Santa Rosa City Schools officials are moving forward with plans to put a bond measure on the November ballot after a survey found voters likely to support projects aimed at upgrading and modernizing facilities and equipment.

Santa Rosa Schools still has cuts to make

Santa Rosa City Schools is still grappling with how to cut approximately $376,000 from its 2012-13 budget despite slashing the school year by six days and dropping the budget reserve from three percent to one percent. Cuts are expected to total $8.3 million from its $130 million budget when the board makes its final determination at the May 23 meeting.

Santa Rosa schools consider tax measure

Santa Rosa City Schools took a first step Wednesday toward putting a tax measure before voters in November. While stopping short of agreeing to pay for a consultant to poll voters, the school board asked for more information on how a survey would be conducted and how to proceed with defining what the district would do with more money from a bond measure or parcel tax.