UPDATE: Measure P was approved
by voters in the Nov. 8, 2016 election! Measure P received 69.02* percent of the vote (*unofficial results as of Nov. 29), where it needed a 55 percent majority to pass. Thank you, San Juan Unified community, for supporting repairs and upgrades for local schools!
In 2014, San Juan Unified completed a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan that highlights $2.4 billion in needed repairs and upgrades in order to bring all district school sites up to 21st-century learning standards. Schools in San Juan Unified are aging - some are more than 60 years old - and they were not built to accommodate current teaching and learning practices.
To help address the $2.4 billion need, San Juan Unified has placed Measure P
on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot, which if approved by voters, would provide the district authority to sell $750 million in general obligation bonds over the next 15 to 20 years.
Measure P is a Prop. 39 initiative. That means it must receive 55 percent of the vote to pass, the district will form a Measure P Citizens Oversight Committee to ensure the money is properly spent and associated property tax assessments are capped at $60 per $100,000 of assessed value.
Repair and upgrade needs include:
- Repairing deteriorating and aging classrooms, leaky roofs, water pipes, drinking fountains, bathrooms and electrical and internet wiring.
- Safety upgrades to fire, school security systems and perimeter fencing.
- Upgrading science labs, computer technology and vocational education programs.
- Removing asbestos and lead paint
A recently commissioned independent community survey of residents in the San Juan Unified School District showed residents are interested in providing additional funding to repair and upgrade local schools. Up to 70 percent of respondents indicated they were interested in providing local education bond funding.
For more information about local school repair and upgrade needs, contact Keith Reid by phone at (916) 979-8821 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.