first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “At this point, I think it’s more likely we would want to do more research,” Summerbell said. The pollsters told residents they were calling to determine the level of support for a school-improvement measure and named several possible projects that would be funded, Summerbell said. The projects included a junior high gymnasium at Boron High School; health and safety improvements; upgrading of facilities, including libraries and science labs; repairing and replacing leaky roofs and old windows; and improving student access to computers and technology. Of those polled, 64.5 percent said they would support a bond, 6.5 percent said no, and 29 percent were undecided. No monetary amounts were mentioned, Summerbell said. District officials earlier said they were considering a $6 million bond that would levy taxes on homeowners in Boron and North Edwards of less than $25 a year. The board voted in December to hire consulting firm Caldwell Flores Winters, an Emeryville, Ca.-based company that has helped get bond measures passed in other Antelope Valley school districts. The average assessed valuation in Boron and North Edwards is $47,000 for single-family residences, district officials said. District officials have said the bulk of the tax payments would come from U.S. Borax’s huge open pit mine and plant in Boron. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH EDWARDS – A telephone survey indicated nearly 65 percent of the Muroc Joint Unified School District’s registered voters would support a bond measure to build and improve school facilities. The survey by a consultant hired by the school district polled 660 voters, mostly in the communities of Boron and North Edwards but also on Edwards Air Force Base, though base residents would not be affected by a bond because they don’t pay property taxes. “The company that we are exploring the bond issue with did a very brief and general survey of registered voters in our district to see what the initial reaction would be from people in our district if we were to do a bond issue,” Superintendent Mike Summerbell said. The results of the survey were discussed at Wednesday’s board meeting. Trustees have not decided whether to pursue a bond, and if they do, it will most likely be placed on the November ballot rather than the June ballot. last_img read more