Thanks to the generosity of the community, in 2012 voters passed Measure D, a $260 million local school bond that is helping to provide the San Ramon Valley Unified School District students with safe, 21st century learning environments. Measure D funds are used to upgrade San Ramon Valley school facilities. Better schools help build stronger communities and support local property values.
These capital improvements will ensure that all students have access to up-to-date classrooms and quality learning environments. We need additional classrooms to better ensure that children can continue to attend their neighborhood schools. Updated science labs and technology infrastructure are needed to support 21st-century teaching and learning. Fire, security, and earthquake safety system improvements are also needed. Thanks to the support of local voters, some of our schools have been upgraded over the years. Although some of our schools have been upgraded, others have not.
Measure D provides locally-controlled funding to:
- Provide additional classrooms to better ensure that students can attend their neighborhood schools
- Update technology infrastructure for 21st-century teaching and learning
- Renovate aging science labs, classrooms and school facilities
- Upgrade fire, security, and earthquake safety systems
- Keep schools well-maintained and in good condition
- Bring all schools up to the same high facility standards
Fiscal accountability provisions are required:
- Every penny supports San Ramon Valley schools
- The State can’t take Measure D funds
- Independent citizens’ oversight is required
- Funds can only be used for construction
- This measure qualifies our schools for state matching funds