On November 8, 2016, voters in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) overwhelmingly approved ‘Measure P’ authorizing $311 million in school bonds to fund safety improvements and modernization updates to support 21st century learning. Measure P drew the support of 76.3 percent of GGUSD voters – well above the 55 percent approval required to pass.
Measure P will:
- Upgrade heating and cooling infrastructure and install air conditioning in the district’s remaining non-air conditioned schools. Currently, 25 of GGUSD’s 67 schools do not have air conditioning and classrooms reach temperatures of 90 degrees or higher during periods of excessively hot weather.
- Renovate athletic stadiums and make other athletic facility improvements. The district’s athletic stadiums – at Garden Grove and Bolsa Grande high schools – were built in 1957-1958 and have never been upgraded.
- Update classrooms, science labs, and instructional technology to support 21st-century instruction that prepares students for college and career success.
- Make seismic safety improvements, replace roofs, and update building electrical systems. Many of GGUSD schools are between 40 and 95 years old and the aging buildings are in need of critical safety improvements.
Measure P will cost $34 per $100,000 of assessed property value or about $8 per month for the typical homeowner. An independent citizens’ bond oversight committee along with annual audits would ensure funds are spent as promised. This is the same accountability system that was implemented when the district passed Measure A in 2010 to begin the first phase of critical infrastructure improvements to its aging schools which had never been updated.
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