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About Measure S Facilities Bond

A bond measure to improve education in our schools

Measure S is an $81 million bond approved by the voters in June 2012 to improve the quality of the education in our local schools. Measure S has provided the Cabrillo Unified School District the opportunity to make many critical repairs and technology updates in Coastside classrooms, including:

  • Renovation of classrooms and buildings at Hatch
  • Replacement of 3 modular classroom buildings, improvement of driveway entrance and athletic courts for student health and safety at Pilarcitos High School and Alternative Education
  • Critical repair and updates to Classrooms at Cunha
  • Renovations of Fields at Half Moon Bay High School for student health and safety
  • School and safety updates at all schools including high security door locks and visitor identification systems
  • Technology updates at all schools

No funds have been used for administrators’ salaries and citizen committees provide accountability and leadership.

Though Measure S funding made a significant impact, our Coastside schools still have urgent needs that must be addressed to maintain academic excellence. Some of our elementary schools have been updated, but others are nearly 50 years old and badly in need of improvements. We must ensure all schools have up-to-date science labs, computers and learning technology, as well as modern classrooms that will attract and retain the best teachers and staff.


FAQs

What specific projects has the bond measure made possible in our schools?

The bond measure has paid for many critical repairs and upgrades, including:

  • Renovation of classrooms and buildings at Hatch
  • Replacement of 3 modular classroom buildings, improvement of driveway entrance and athletic courts for student health and safety at Pilarcitos High School and Alternative Education
  • Critical repair and updates to Classrooms at Cunha
  • Renovations of Fields at Half Moon Bay High School for student health and safety
  • School and safety updates at all schools including high security door locks and visitor identification systems
  • Technology updates at all schools

Who serves on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC)?

  • Naomi Patridge, Local Business Owner
  • Charmion Donegan, Taxpayer Organization
  • Phil Hophan, Parent of an Enrolled Student
  • Mike Alifano, Parent of an Enrolled Student and Active in a Parent Group
  • Diane Brosin, At-Large Member
  • Chris Johnson, At-Large Member

What fiscal accountability measures were included for Measure S?

  • A Citizen Oversight Committee was formed and held regular meetings. To read about these meetings, please visit the following link: COC Measure S
  • Annual, third-party audits were conducted. These audits showed all funds were spent as voters intendended. To download and read these reports, please visit the following link: Annual Report & Independent Audit 2016-17
  • No funds were used for administrators’ salaries, benefits or pensions
  • Every penny of these funds has been used to improve schools in the Cabrillo Unified School District

What does the Citizen’s Oversight Committee do?

The Citizen’s Oversight Committee reviews expenditures and ensures that the bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List that was approved by voters. The Committee has issued an annual report and certified that the expenditures in the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. Community members may view pdf reports issued by the Citizen’s Oversight Committee by visiting the COC link: Citizens’ Oversight Committee

How has the bond measure helped to improve education in our schools?

The basic repairs and upgrades to our schools funded by Measure S have made it possible for students to learn in clean, safe and well-maintained classrooms and science labs. The measure equipped classrooms with 21st-century technology and increased the safety of our campuses.

Is there any other source of revenue that could have funded these repairs?

  • No. Unfortunately, the school district can’t rely on the state or any other source of revenue for school upgrades and repairs. Without this measure, our schools would have had to continue putting off school repairs and modernization.
  • How much has the bond measure cost property owners ?
  • The measure provided $81 million to repair and upgrade our schools. It cost property owners no more than $45 per $100,000 of the property’s assessed value. The assessed value of your home is determined by the San Mateo County Assessor’s Office and is usually based on the price you paid for your home at the time of purchase.

 


Project Updates

Learn more

Accountability and Leadership

Ballot Measure

Bond Resolution #07-12

Facility Master Plan

Download Master Plan (pdf)

Contact

For more information contact Superintendent, Jane Yuster at 650-712-7112 or email at YusterJ@cabrillo.k12.ca.us