In June 2016, voters approved a $269 million bond to fund school facility improvements. General obligation bonds such as Measure H are used to fund projects specific to facilities -- including renovation of existing classrooms and school facilities, as well as construction of new structures. Bond funds cannot be used to pay for teacher or administrative salaries.
Improvements are currently underway at schools across the district in the following areas:
Fix or replace earthquake and fire damage, including critical seismic retrofits to at-risk campuses
Relocate and update aging electrical plumbing, septic systems and outdated heating/ventilation systems
Provide flexible classrooms/labs for science and other core academics
Update and repair classrooms, facilities and equipment to schools that need it most
Deploy security measures to ensure a “single point of entry” to school campuses, including security cameras, fencing and wayfinding signage
Technology upgrades in the classroom for students and throughout campuses for improved communication, teaching and learning
At least once a year, we provide an updated bond implementation plan that highlights the details and progress of Measure H projects. This plan is revised as necessary to respond to programmatic needs, rising construction costs, variance in budget forecasting, or outside, unplanned events such as earthquakes, flooding and fires.
Bonds provide a critical resource for school improvement. Learn more about bonds and how schools are funded.
The independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) is a group of dedicated volunteers who actively review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayer money for school construction.
Thanks to Napa, American Canyon, and Yountville voters, a $269M bond for school facility improvements was approved in June 2016 for the Napa Valley Unified School District.
Since then, we’ve made significant progress in improving school facilities in safety, security, technology, and new infrastructure.
To view the work of the independent Citizens Bond oversight committee for Measure H and to learn how you can participate, we invite you to click on the image above or click on the link below for the webpage for the:
Thanks to the voters in American Canyon, a $25M bond for school facility improvements was approved in November 2022 for the Napa Valley Unified School District.
We look forward to the improvements we will make to school facilities in the City of American Canyon to help keep all students warm, safe, and dry.
To learn about the independent Citizens Bond oversight committee for Measure A2 and how you can participate, we invite you to click on the image above or click on the link below for the webpage for the:
School district performance directly correlates to improved property values. For every dollar spent on public schools in a community, home values increased $20.
(source: Bureau of Economic Research)
Great schools = great communities!
In Napa, this is especially true. Our unique area has a remarkably high rate of young adults who graduate from our schools and end up returning here to their hometown where they contribute to our economy and community. Schools are an intrinsic part of any community and the benefits extend well beyond the campus perimeters.
At NVUSD, nearly all of our schools were built in the 1950s and desperately need updating. We depend on the community and bond measures to finance the facilities and technology upgrades we need to help our students excel and learn in safe, modern environments. As with all California school districts, bond measures are virtually the only source of funding available to us for ensuring our schools are at their best to enable a gold standard education for our students, from kindergarten to high school.