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March 2020 Bond Measure

Information Regarding the March 2020 School

Improvement and Student Safety Bond Measure

 

FACILITY NEEDS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

For decades, our district has provided an excellent education to local students. Now, our schools need repairs and updates to maintain this academic excellence. Deteriorating roofs, aging plumbing, and sewer systems must be repaired and inadequate electrical and ventilation systems need to be replaced. Our schools also need safety improvements to ensure every student is able to learn in a safe and secure environment.

 

Local classrooms and labs require updates to continue quality education and attract the best teachers to Ukiah schools. Outdated computers and technology must be modernized, and aging temporary portable classrooms need to be replaced with permanent classrooms to give our students the resources they need to succeed.

 

LOCAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL REPAIRS AND UPGRADES

In order to maintain a safe and up-to-date educational environment, the Ukiah Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a school improvement and student safety bond measure on the upcoming March 3, 2020, Primary ballot. The bond measure would generate $75 million in local funding that would:

  • Replace deteriorating roofs, aging plumbing and sewer systems, inadequate electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Update physical education facilities for year-round use by the school and community
  • Upgrade old classrooms and school facilities, including career and technical education classrooms that prepare students for jobs in healthcare, computer science, and skilled trades.
  • Enhance outdated security and emergency communications systems, including security fencing

 

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY WOULD BE REQUIRED

  • All funding would stay local to support Ukiah Unified schools and could never be taken away by the State
  • These funds would be used for facilities upgrades only. No funds could be used for administrators’ salaries or pensions
  • A Citizens’ Oversight Committee and independent audits would be required to ensure all funds are spent as required by law
  • This measure would cost property owners $50 per $100,000 in assessed (not market) value per year

 

RESOURCES

Fact Sheet - English/Spanish

Facility Services Powerpoint 

Informational Mailer 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Facilities Master Plan

 

MEETINGS

November 14, 2019 - Regular Board Meeting

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

For more information please contact Doug Shald, Communications and Community Engagement Officer, at 707.472.5005 or dshald@uusd.net.