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Measure Q Brings in Donations, Wants to Bring in Your Vote for LAUSD Schools

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The Los Angeles Unified School District is looking for your "Yes" vote on their Measure Q, which is a $7 billion bond which will help the ailing district get more kids into real classrooms, fix their buildings, get new technology, and fund enriching programs. It is, according to the Daily News, "the fifth bond in 11 years that would benefit the [LAUSD]. Local charter schools would receive $450 million from the bond." So far donors, mainly from unions, construction and management firms, and smaller fundraising coalitions, have brought in over $700,000 in funds to help promote the Measure. Q needs a 55% "Yes" vote to pass. The Daily News adds that "in promoting the bond, LAUSD officials note that even after the completion of its current $20 billion construction program, more than 200,000 students will remain in portable classrooms."