Measure I DEFINED:
Measure I was a local Proposition 39 General Obligation school bond measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot seeking voter authorization for Lucia Mar Unified School District school upgrades to improve student safety, instruction, and learning. Measure I required 55% support to pass.
Upgrade school facilities to keep pace with advancing technology.
Renovate classrooms, labs and equipment for advanced math, science, engineering, and technology instruction to meet rising college/university admission requirements.
Repair/replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing, and electrical systems.
Improve classrooms for college and career training in fields like health sciences, engineering, technology, and skilled trades.
Improve school safety and security on LMUSD campuses.
MEASURE I PROJECT LIST:
The Board of Education of the Lucia Mar Unified School District is committed to maintaining the quality of education in local schools with safe, secure, upgraded classrooms and labs for career and technology education to keep pace with 21st century technologies and learning standards. To that end, the Board evaluated the District’s urgent and critical facility needs, including safety issues, class size, computer and information technology, enrollment trends and prepared a Facilities Master Plan, in developing the scope of projects to be funded. The District conducted a facilities evaluation and received public input in developing this Project List. Teachers, staff, community members and the Board have prioritized the key health and safety needs so that the most critical facility needs are addressed. The Board concluded that protecting the quality of our schools, the quality of life in our community, and the value of our homes is a wise investment.Therefore, in approving this Project List, the Board determines that the District must:
(i) Retain all funds to support local students and ensure that money cannot be taken away by the State;
(ii) Upgrade classrooms, science labs, computer systems to keep pace with technology;
(iii) Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems;
(iv) Upgrade facilities to support student achievement in core subjects like math, science, engineering and technology;
(v) Qualify for State matching funds;
(vi) Adhere to specific fiscal accountability safeguards such as:
(a) All expenditures must be subject to annual independent financial audits.
(b) No funds can be used for administrators’ salaries and pensions.
(c) An independent citizens’ oversight committee must be appointed to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized.
The Project List includes the following types of upgrades and improvements at District schools/sites:
LOCAL SCHOOL FUNDING TO KEEP PACE WITH TECHNOLOGY:
Basic School Repair and Upgrade Projects
Goals and Purposes: All money raised by the measure will stay local to support Lucia Mar schools and students. It cannot be taken away by the State or used for other purposes. Since most of our schools were built more than 50-years ago, they need basic repairs and improvements so that these schools can serve our community well for decades to come. This measure will provide classrooms and labs for career technical education courses so students are prepared for college and good paying jobs in fields like health sciences, engineering, technology, and skilled trades.
- Upgrade and construct classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities and computer systems to keep pace with technology.
- Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems where needed.
- Remove hazardous asbestos and lead paint.
- Repair or replace outdated classrooms and school buildings with safe, modern facilities.
- Upgrade facilities to support achievement in math, science, engineering and the arts.
- Improve HVAC, insulation, doors and windows to increase energy efficiency and save money.
SAFETY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT:
Projects That Improve Student Safety
Goal and Purpose: Whether or not you have school-age children, protecting the quality of our schools, the quality of life in our community, and the value of our homes is a wise investment. This measure will upgrade campus security systems for improved student safety.
Replace aging, outdated portables that are expensive to repair with modern permanent classrooms.
- Upgrade fire alarm systems to automatic systems, repair fire safety equipment, add smoke detectors/ sprinklers and fire safety doors to make students safe in the event of an emergency.
- Remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead paint from older school sites.
- Improve access to school facilities for students with disabilities.
- Improve student safety and campus security systems, including security, lighting, and security cameras, fencing and classroom door locks.
- Upgrade emergency communication systems to improve student safety.
- Provide classrooms and labs for career technical education courses so students are prepared for college and good paying jobs in fields like health, sciences, engineering, technology and skilled trades.
COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPARATION:
District-Wide Instructional Technology Projects
Goal and Purpose: If we want our students to succeed in college and careers, they must be skilled in the use of today’s technologies and have a solid background in math, science, engineering and technology. This measure will update instructional technology in the classroom for improved student learning in core subjects like reading, math, science and technology.
- Update instructional technology in the classroom for improved student learning in core subjects like reading, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- Upgrade classrooms and labs for career and technical education classes and computer systems to keep pace with technology.
- Upgrade computer systems to keep pace with technology; upgrade classroom and library technology and teaching equipment to enhance instruction.