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Measure X Bond

SVUSD Completed Bond Projects from 2004 to 2024

First page of the PDF file: 031424-SVUSD-COMPLETED-BOND-PROJECTS-2004-2024

SVUSD Board Bond Workshop held December 7, 2023

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2023-12-07 Bond Workshop Audio Recording

Background

In January 2015, the Simi Valley Unified School District's Board of Trustees directed District staff to research the facility needs of District schools and the feasibility of placing a local school construction and modernization bond measure before Simi Valley voters in 2016 to address those needs.

An extensive process unfolded that included a districtwide Facility Needs Assessment that identified $239 million in facility and technology needs to support 21st century learning environments for SVUSD students.

In addition, the District surveyed the community and found that Simi Valley residents support investing in their local public schools to provide a safe learning environment, support today's instructional technology and meet challenging academic standards.

While the District has maintained and upgraded its schools through the years, there is still a need to repair and modernize older buildings and classrooms to prepare students for success in college and career. State funding for maintaining and improving school facilities has dwindled over the years while needs have grown.

Based upon this information, the Board of Trustees determined that passage of a local bond measure is both necessary and feasible. The Board of Education adopted a Resolution on May 10, 2016 at its Regular Board Meeting to place Measure X before voters on the November 2016 ballot.

This measure was passed in November 2016 and authorizes the District to sell $239 million in General Obligation bonds to repair and upgrade Simi Valley Unified School District's schools. With the passage of Measure X, the District will be eligible for an estimated $50 million in matching funds from the State of California.

Original Information About Measure X

The following is the abbreviated language of the 2016 Measure X Bond as it appeared on the Nov. 8, 2016 Ballot:

“To improve the quality of education; modernize and upgrade outdated classrooms, science labs, restrooms and school facilities; repair and replace leaky roofs; upgrade or renovate inadequate electrical and deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems; improve student access to computers/modern technology; and make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements, shall Simi Valley Unified School District issue $239,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, include an independent citizens’ oversight committee, NO money for administrative salaries or be taken by the state?”

Bond Office Contacts

Marc A Cunningham

Construction Project Manager

Jim H McGregor

Const. Mgr/Project Coordinator

Deborah Nelson

Administrative Assistant

David W Pegg

Const. Mgr/Project Coordinator

Desiree Rask

Construction Planning Coord

Robin L Rickman

Const. Mgr/Project Coordinator

Lori S Rubenstein

Bond Program Manager

Malihe B Shokouhi

Const. Mgr/Project Coordinator

Susan H Stevenson

Accountant