Measure E

Measure E
Measure E
Measure E Measure E

Measure E Bond – Addressing overcrowding, aging facilities, and expanding career and vocational and career technical education

 

As a community, our students' education, safety, and well-being is of the utmost importance making schools one of our community’s most vital assets. Our District is struggling to keep pace with a growing community, aging facilities, and the need to expand vocational and career technical programs. Together, with the support of the community, we pushed back against developers and ensured they paid their ‘fair share’ of development fees which will help partially fund new school facilities. Traditionally, school facilities are paid for 1/3 by developers, 1/3 from state bond funds (though there are no current funds available), and 1/3 locally with bonds or other similar financings.

 

As developers are held accountable, our community will have a smaller share of the total costs to support, but that support is needed soon. Our District is facing overcrowding, aging facilities, outdated fire and safety systems, and we need to keep pace with vocational careers.

 

Measure E will be on the November ballot to address District facility needs. These funds will be spent only in our district and cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere.

 

Projects to be funded include:

 

  • Building new classrooms to relieve overcrowding

  • Updating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) labs at schools throughout the district

  • Expanding and increasing career and technical education classrooms to prepare students for college and future careers

  • Replacing leaking pipes and aging plumbing

  • Upgrading fire alarms and emergency communication systems to improve school safety

 

We want to ensure that tough legal safeguards are put in place to protect local taxpayers.

 

Measure E does this by:

 

  • Requiring annual audits and independent taxpayer oversight of how funds are spent

  • Prohibiting funds from going to administrator salaries, pensions, or benefits

  • Imposing tough legal safeguards requiring that all funds be spent on our local schools and not siphoned off by the state

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