SCUSD’s School Bond on the March 3, 2020 Ballot
Measure H is a $750 million General Obligation school facilities bond on the March 2020 ballot that will serve all SCUSD schools – charter and non-charter.
Aging Local School Facilities
Most of SCUSD’s schools were built over 50 years ago and need significant repairs, upgrades and improvements to meet current safety and instructional standards. Aging classrooms, science labs, and career technical education facilities require upgrades to support instruction that prepares students for college and in-demand careers in fields like health sciences, engineering, technology, and skilled trades.
Measure H: Local Funding for School Repairs and Upgrades
A Facilities Assessment Study recently illustrated more than $3.5 billion in current facilities needs across the District. To provide safe, efficient and modern schools for all local students, the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $750 million school facility improvement bond measure on the March 3, 2020 ballot.
If approved by 55% of local voters, Measure H would:
- Provide modern science labs, engineering labs, and career technical education facilities to prepare students for college and in-demand careers
- Update classrooms, facilities, and learning technology to support high quality instruction in math, science, engineering, and technology
- Upgrade older schools so they meet the same academic and safety standards as newer schools
- Provide classrooms and facilities for high-quality instruction in music, visual and performing arts
- Improve access to school facilities for students with disabilities
Fiscal Accountability Would Be Required
- All Measure H funding must be spent locally to support Sacramento City Unified schools and cannot be taken away by the State
- Measure H funds must be used for facilities improvements only and no funds could be used for administrator salaries or pensions
- An independent citizens’ oversight committee and annual audits are required to ensure Measure H funds are spent as promised
- Measure H helps SCUSD qualify for approximately $80 million in state matching funds that would otherwise go to other school districts
Measure H would cost property owners 5 cents per $100 in assessed (not market) value per year.
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