Information About Measure I, the Local School Improvement Bond Measure on the November 6, 2018 Ballot
Addressing Facilities Needs at Santa Ana Schools
Many Santa Ana schools were built more than 40 years ago and require upgrades and repairs. Classrooms, labs and technology need modernizations, while deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems at many school sites need to be repaired and even replaced.
Measure I: Local Funding for School Improvements
On July 16, the SAUSD Board of Education voted to place Measure I, a $232 million school improvement bond measure, on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Measure I would cost approximately $24 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value annually, or about $5.25 per month for the typical homeowner.
If approved by 55% of local voters, Measure I would:
- Provide the classrooms, laboratories, facilities and technology needed to support instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM/STEM)
- Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing, gas and electrical systems
- Provide modern science labs, engineering labs and career technical education (CTE) facilities
- Upgrade older schools to meet safety standards
- Replace failing heating and ventilation systems and improve insulation, doors, windows and irrigation to improve energy and water efficiency and save money
- Remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead paint from older schools
Measure I would provide locally-controlled funding to repair and improve Santa Ana schools. A citizens’ oversight committee, detailed project list and annual audits would be required. If approved, Measure I would make SAUSD eligible for $62 million in matching funds from the State.
For more details about Measure I, please view the following links:
If you need more information, have any questions about the measure or want to know more about our facilities needs please call (714) 480-5356.