Next year, 76 percent of our schools will be 20 years old or older, and by 2029, that number jumps to 94 percent. As our schools continue to age and our community continues to grow, the need for resources dedicated to facilities remains a concern for the future.
Earlier this year, a committee of citizens convened to study the district’s capital facility program. This group spent six months studying city and county growth plans, revisiting our Facilities Audit & Master Plan, and examining available financial resources for school facility repairs, maintenance and growth. At the conclusion of their study, the group reported to the CUSD Governing Board their determination that a new bond measure was needed on the March 2020 ballot.
After gathering feedback from the community, the Governing Board will consider action in October on a possible $408 million bond measure that, if approved, would:
- Provide funds to build a new high school and intermediate school to accommodate population growth
- Repair and upgrade science, engineering and math classrooms
- Update classrooms and construct additional Career Technical Education facilities
- Improve safety and security by updating lighting, camera and communication systems
- Fix leaking roofs, electrical wiring, fire safety doors and smoke alarms at schools
- Maintain equitable facilities at schools of all ages to ensure every child has access to high-quality learning
More information about a possible bond measure can be found at cusd.com/possiblebond. Included in the online information is an interactive map with details about past and future bond projects, and a feedback form to allow for comment and questions from the community.
To learn more about the 2020 Possible Bond and its projects, please visit our official Possible 2020 Bond Measure page >>