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Measure H


 

Thanks to the voters in Napa, American Canyon and Yountville, 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 to improve school facilities in the areas of safety, security, technology and new infrastructure.

See our current Implementation Plan

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  • Relocate and update aging electrical plumbing, septic systems and outdated heating/ventilation systems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.

Did you know?

 

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.

Learn more about the progress we're making with Measure H funds in the areas of safety and modernization, new construction and kitchen facilities, and technology

The Measure H Bond team is comprised of District staff as well as an operational team to execute and plan all projects.

 District Staff

Rosanna Mucetti, Superintendent

Mike Pearson, Executive Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations

Jennifer Gibb, Facilities Financial Analyst

District contact: spc@nvusd.org

 Operations Team

VanPelt Construction
Contact: Kelli Jurgenson, Bond Program Manager

 Bond Oversight Committee

To ensure Measure H funds are spent according to plan, the Board established an all-volunteer Bond Oversight Committee which is made up of volunteers who are responsible for overseeing bond expenditure plans and communicates findings and progress to the public. Learn more about our Bond Oversight Committee.

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