What facilities improvements are needed to support local schools and student learning?
To ensure our students continue to have access to high quality learning environments, our schools need basic repairs and upgrades. Today, more than half of our schools are 25 years or older, with the majority of those built 40 or more years ago. Our Facilities Audit & Master Plan has identified needed repairs and maintenance to meet health and safety standards and ensure all students have equal access to high-quality facilities.
What is funded by a measure?
Health and safety projects at every school are on the project list, along with a new high school and intermediate school, and modernization projects at 10 sites to address growth, and/or old or broken and outdated facilities. Also included on the project list are energy efficiency updates and repairs to the energy management systems at multiple schools. You can see a complete project list on our website at cusd.com.
Would every school benefit from a measure?
Every school in the district would benefit from a measure, just as every school has with the passage of previous measures.
I heard we passed a bond measure in the past, why do we need another one?
We are out of money and out of space in our current facility program. Out of space in many high growth areas where schools are at or over capacity, and out of money because prior bond funds have all been spent to keep our schools in the condition they are in today.
Health and safety updates are needed to respond to needs of 2020, like hospital grade ventilation systems at all schools and one-touch lockdown equipment to boost the security of our campuses. Measure A isn’t expected to increase the existing tax rate, but it would build new schools and buildings to keep up with current and future growth, help avoid widespread boundary changes, add safety and health features to all campuses, and keep schools maintained and up-to-date like they are today.