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Measure I

Lucia Mar voters approved Measure I, authorizing up to $170,000,000 in general obligation (GO) bond funds, by a 65.59% passage rate. As a result of multiple Board of Education regular meetings and study sessions during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, the following facts were identified:

  • Lucia Mar has significant facility needs as a result of aging facilities
  • The greatest immediate needs are roofing, underground utilities, and the elimination of portable classrooms which have exceeded their lifespan
  •  Lucia Mar is eligible for state funding with the passage of Proposition 51. State funds will be leveraged immediately given the expectation that funds will be spent down quickly.
  •  In an effort to minimize the average tax rate of the GO bond, four issuances were approved:

1) Spring 2017: $35,000,000 (Series A)

2) Spring 2019: $45,000,000 (Series B)

3) Spring 2021: $45,000,000 (Series C)

4) Spring 2023: $45,000,000 (Series D)


 It is understood that the timing of bond sales could be impacted by the following:

-Project schedules and/or construction delays 
-Market timing
-Other factors outside of district control (availability of labor, Division of State Architect delays, etc.)

 


Employing the agreed-upon criteria for project prioritization, and after extensive work with multiple stakeholders, the following projects were approved in Series A Projects (schools in alpha order by level):
 
District Wide
Network Redesign, WIFI Deployment: Project Total $4,500,000
Voice-Over IP, Bell Systems/Alarms/Fire Bell, and Camera Upgrades: Project Total: $2,500,000
 
Elementary Schools (11)

Branch Elementary: Project Total $1,650,000 (includes $506,125 state match)
Ÿ  Upgrade Power Supply
Ÿ  MPR Replacement
Ÿ  Shade Structures
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
 
Dana Elementary: Project Total $2,250,000 (includes $447,247 state match)
Ÿ  Replace/Repair Water and Gas Lines
Ÿ  Sewer or Septic
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Upgrade Power Supply
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
 
Fairgrove Elementary: Project Total $1,000,000 (includes 304,672 state match)
Ÿ  Replace Water and Gas Lines
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
Ÿ  Upgrade Power Supply
Ÿ  Rip/Replace Asphalt
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables

Grover Beach Elementary: Project Total $4,000,000 (includes $2,003,112 state match)
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Add Primary/Special Education/Tutoring Classrooms
Ÿ  Restroom Renovation
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
 
Grover Heights Elementary: Project Total $2,000,000 (includes $858,388 state match)
Ÿ  MPR Replacement
Ÿ  Add Shade Structures
Ÿ  Plumbing Repairs and Upgrades
 
Harloe Elementary: Project Total $5,000,000 (includes $2,032,598 state match and $500,000 Developer/Mitigation funding)
Ÿ  Replace Covered Walkway and Underground Utilities
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Add Classrooms/Tutoring
Ÿ  Upgrade Power Supply
Ÿ  New Water and Gas Lines
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
Ÿ  Restroom Renovation
 
Lange Elementary: Project Total $200,000
Ÿ  Add Shade Structures
Ÿ  Furniture
 
Nipomo Elementary: Project Total $5,000,000 (includes $1,226,847 state match)
Ÿ  Repair Sewer Lines
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Modernize
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
Ÿ  Rip/Replace Asphalt
Ÿ  Restroom Renovation
 
Ocean View Elementary: Project Total $1,400,000 (includes $727,677 state match)
Ÿ  Repair Sewer System
Ÿ  Add Outdoor Learning
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Add Security Fencing
 
Oceano Elementary: Project Total $5,000,000 (includes $1,521,281 state match)
Ÿ  Replace Gas and Water Lines
Ÿ  Sewer Upgrades
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Modernize
Ÿ  Restroom Renovation
 
Shell Beach Elementary: Project Total $2,300,000 (includes $676,183 state match)
Ÿ  Add Parking
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
 
 
Middle Schools (3)
Judkins Middle: Project Total $5,000,000 (includes $1,876,825 state match)
Ÿ  Remove Lower Campus Portables, Add Upper Campus Modulars
Ÿ  Add Parking
Ÿ  Modernize
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
 
Mesa Middle: Project Total $3,700,000 (includes $2,112,390 state match)
Ÿ  Eliminate Portables
Ÿ  Add Dedicated Band Room
Ÿ  Add Security Fencing
Ÿ  Add Shade Structures
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
 
Paulding Middle: Project Total $1,000,000 (includes $21,415 state match and $100,000 Developer/ Mitigation funding)
Ÿ  Add Parking
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
Ÿ  Exterior Paint
Ÿ  Modernize
 
High Schools (4)
Arroyo Grande HS: Project Total $2,000,000 (includes $1,121,578 state match)
Ÿ  Replace Band/Choir Rooms
Ÿ  Upgrade Power Supply
Ÿ  Modernize
Ÿ  Concrete/Asphalt Repairs
Ÿ  Roofing Repairs
Ÿ  Renovate Restrooms
 
Central Coast New Tech HS: None
 
Lopez HS: Project Total $100,000
Ÿ  Improve Security at Main Entrance
 
Nipomo HS: Project Total $2,250,000 (includes $1,500,000 Developer/Mitigation funding)
Ÿ  Add Welding Shop
Ÿ  Eliminate AG Island Portables
Ÿ  Upgrade Plumbing
 
NOTE: ‘Modernize’ is defined as a wide variety of potential upgrades to permanent classrooms and structures (new energy-efficient windows, new flooring/carpet, paint, new wall surfaces, permanently mounted technology, furniture, etc.)

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History

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. 

picture of students graduatingUpgrade 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.
picture of kindergarten graduation
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.


picture of students learning engineering
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.