Measure A at a Glance
A $298 million facility bond measure designed to maintain excellent neighborhood schools, offset state budget cuts, and retain/attract quality teachers without increasing the 2012 tax rate.
California’s Presidential Primary Election June 5, 2012
As in recent CUSD bond measures, if approved, Measure A would not increase the existing tax rate at the time of the election. Watch Video
Every school in Clovis Unified would benefit from construction & renovation included on the Measure A project list.
• Upgrading classrooms, science labs, fire safety systems and libraries
• Acquiring sites, constructing and equipping new schools
• Improving energy efficiency systems to return money spent on utilities to the classroom
• Enhancing vocational education facilities
• Ensuring handicapped accessibility
• Health and safety improvements to older schools to repair deteriorating restrooms and leaky roofs, replace outdated heating and air conditioning systems, security systems and fire alarms
In addition to providing funds for the initial design costs of a future educational complex and the land purchase and construction of a needed elementary school site, the following Clovis Unified schools will benefit from projects completed using Measure A funds. Because vocational education has proven to inspire students to connect school to the world of work, decrease the drop-out rate, and improve student achievement, funds from this measure will be used in part to upgrade and expand vocational education facilities in the District. Additionally, more than 60 percent of CUSD schools will be over 20 years old, creating a driving need to preserve the community’s investment in its schools over time. The average age of Clovis Unified’s schools is 28 years old, with the age of individual schools shown below in parentheses. Click on the school below for a proposed project list, or you can download a comprehensive list here.
Examples of projects to be completed at the above schools and at District-owned operational facilities through the use of bond funds include:
- Upgrade and expand vocational education facilities including, but not limited to, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, technology skills and new careers in the alternative energy industry;
- Basic health and safety improvements to older schools to repair deteriorating restrooms and leaky roofs, replace outdated heating and air conditioning systems, security systems and upgrade fire alarms;
- Upgrade science and computer labs to provide students with access to technology needed to be successful contributors to a 21st Century economy;
- Repair and upgrade outdated electrical wiring;
- Ensure handicapped accessibility to schools;
- Create quality classrooms, labs, libraries and community-use areas equal across district schools;
- Install energy efficient heating, ventilation, lighting and renewable energy systems to dramatically reduce ongoing utility costs returning money to the classroom;
- Improve school libraries and reading rooms;
- Provide local matching funds for school facility grant opportunities;
- Build/renovate/equip special education facilities in order that students’ unique academic, social and/or physical needs can be met;
- Incorporate sustainable site design, water conversation and energy efficiency into building projects and repairs;
- Complete site work to improve access to schools by parents, visitors and the community; and
- Make interior and exterior improvements including upgrade of infrastructure and major building systems; replacing water, sewer, plumbing, electrical and irrigation systems; repainting facilities; resurfacing parking areas and play courts; upgrading sidewalks, paths and walkways; renovating and improving playfields and community-use areas.
- Construct facilities that qualify for State funds as a joint-use project with the City of Clovis, City of Fresno, County of Fresno, State Center Community College District, California State University, Fresno or other eligible agencies or non-profit agencies for joint-use school facilities.