Bonds

The vast majority of school construction is funded differently than other programs. Funding for major projects - such as new classrooms, performing arts centers, fields and technology - is generated by selling general obligation bonds.
 
Public school districts like San Juan Unified must gain public approval in a general election in order to sell bonds, which are backed by property tax assessments on homeowners. By law, bond dollars must be spent on construction or activities directly related to construction. Bonds cannot be used to pay for teacher salaries (except in a rare situation where a teacher may work limited hours outside of their normal contract on a construction-related activity), classroom supplies, or any other materials that are considered "consumable."
 
Voters in San Juan Unified have generously approved three different bonds in the past two decades:
  • Measure S - $157 million in 1998
  • Measure J - $350 million in 2002
  • Measure N - $350 million in 2012
  • Measure P - $750 million in 2016
Measures S has been fully allocated towards significant school improvements across the district. Measures J and N are currently being used to help address $2.4 billion in needs that have been identified in the district's Facilities Master Plan. 
 
San Juan Unified has assigned a Citizens Oversight Committee comprised of community representatives to ensure  bond expenditures are being spent properly.
 

Informational Brochure

Click here for an informational brochure with more information about San Juan Unified construction and modernization. 

Contacts

Director, Facilities Construction & Modernization
brett.mitchell@sanjuan.edu
 
Administrative Assistant
jackie.smith@sanjuan.edu 
Phone (916) 971-5780 | Fax (916) 971-5707
 
Construction Manager
laura.leet@sanjuan.edu 
Phone (916) 971-8403 | Fax (916) 971-5707 
 
Accounting
cherie.chenoweth@sanjuan.edu
Phone (916) 979-8629
 
Project Planner/Coordinator
joe.meistas@sanjuan.edu 
 
Project Planner/Coordinator
mbuchan@sanjuan.edu 
Phone (916) 971-5792
 
Communication Specialist
keith.reid@sanjuan.edu
Phone (916) 979-8821 
 
Last Modified on March 28, 2017
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