Measures

  • Measure P 
     

    Measure P

    To help address a $2.4 billion need outlined in the Facilities Master Plan, San Juan Unified has placed Measure P on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. Voters approved Measure P with 69 percent of the vote, giving the district authority to sell $750 million in general obligation bonds over the next 15 to 20 years.

    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 
    • Providing next-generation classrooms to prepare students for college and careers.
    Bond Oversight Committee 
    • A citizen's Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) consisting of at least seven members including a community business leader, senior citizens organization advocate, taxpayers’ organization member,parent/guardian of a student, and parent/guardian involved in parent-teacher organization will monitor bond expenditures
    • An annual independent performance audit will be conducted and results published to ensure the proceeds are expended properly and prudently
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    Measure J

     
    The Board of Education unanimously approved a measure for the November 2002 ballot asking for voter authorization to complete the repair/renovation in Carmichael, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Arden-Arcade, Gold River, and Fair Oaks by building permanent classrooms to replace leaky, moldy, portable classrooms and by replacing failing plumbing, sewer and heating/air conditioning systems, shall the San Juan Unified School District issue $350,000,000 in bonds qualifying local schools for state matching funds, and appoint a citizens oversight committee and independent auditor to guarantee funds are spent only on school improvements. The measure was passed with 66 percent of the vote.
     
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    Measure N

    The Board of Education unanimously approved a measure for the November 2012 ballot asking for voter authorization to issue $350 million in bonds to support modernization of classrooms, provide technology infrastructure and replace deteriorating portables with permanent classrooms. The measure passed with 60 percent of the vote.

     
    The Need 
    • Most San Juan Unified schools are more than 50 years old and in need of upgrades to provide adequate technology,science labs and modern classrooms
    • Deteriorating portables need to be replaced with permanent facilities and ease overcrowding at some schools
    • Aging heating, air conditioning and water systems must be upgraded to improve efficiency and save valuable funds that can directly support teaching and learning
    • San Juan Unified needs to make these improvements now to be eligible for millions of dollars in additional federal,state and local matching funds
    What Measure N Can Fund: 
    • Repair and/or replacement of deteriorating portable classrooms with permanent modern classrooms
    • Modernization of classrooms with current learning technology to support teaching and improve learning
    • Installation of other technology infrastructure to support classroom tools
    • New, energy efficient, classrooms
    • Renovation and construction of physical education and career tech facilities that provide needed job skills for students and our economy
    • Repair and replacement of deteriorated roofs for improved energy efficiency and longevity
    • Repair and renovation of bathrooms at campuses to continue providing healthy and safe facilities
    • Installation of energy efficient equipment at schools to save on utility bills
    • Repair and replacement of deteriorating underground sewer and water lines
    • Improvements to ensure campus security during and after the school day
    • Repair and upgrades for safety alarms at schools to protect learning materials and the community's investment
    Oversight Committee
    • A citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) consisting of at least seven members including a community business leader, senior citizens organization advocate, taxpayers’ organization member,parent/guardian of a student, and parent/guardian involved in parent-teacher organization will monitor bond expenditures
    • An annual independent performance audit will be conducted and results published to ensure the proceeds are expended properly and prudently
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    Measure S

    In November 1998, voters passed Measure S, a facilities bond to repair and upgrade school facilities in the San Juan Unified School District.

    "MEASURE S: To provide safe and healthy classrooms in Carmichael, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Arden-Arcade, Gold River, and Fair Oaks by replacing aging roofs,upgrading electrical, heating and ventilation systems to current health/safety standards and providing other critical repairs, shall the San Juan Unified School District issue $157,000,000 in bonds at the lowest interest rates possible, and appoint a citizens oversight committee and independent auditor to guarantee that funds are spent only on school improvements, not district salaries or administration."

    Source:Abbreviated Bond Measure

Last Modified on March 28, 2017