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Humanities Building Renovations Underway: Other Bond Projects On Hold

Sonora, CA — Sonora High School is hoping for a resolution soon regarding the legal debate over its Measure J bond projects.

Superintendent Dr. Mike McCoy says the district broke ground on the Humanities Building renovation yesterday, and construction is now underway. The hope is to have the project completed by the start of the next school year.

Plans to construct a new pool and aquatics center, and make renovations to the stadium, remain on hold, due to an ongoing legal dispute.

“We’re expecting a ruling any day now on our request for a demurrer,” says Dr. McCoy. “A demurrer is a legal action where by the Judge agrees the case does not have significant merit, and should be dropped.”

The demurrer request was made to Judge James Boscoe. If he agrees, the pool and stadium projects could move forward. If the demurrer request is denied, a Case Management Conference, where the attorneys would get together and talk about the case, will be held March 17th. The lawsuit, filed by Citizens Against School Bond Abuse, alleges that Sonora High administrators were not up front about plans to include a new aquatics center when the $23-million Measure J Bond was placed before voters in 2012.