Measure X Bond
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.