A bond measure to update the aging Ocean View School District facilities would cost residents $30 per $100,000 on assessed property value.
But Jennifer Mavros, whose Huntington Beach house is assessed at $700,000, said she's more than willing to pay it to give her three young children the chance to attend improved schools and eventually attract more students to the city.
"I don't think there's any better investment than investing in our schools," she said. "I'm not just speaking as a parent, but also as a community member. I think the higher quality of education we can deliver benefits everyone, because when you have good schools, people tend to want to move to the neighborhood, so it can bring your property value up."