This site has been established to keep you informed with up-to-date information regarding the use of Measure L funds and the progress of the renovation of the school sites designated within the Bond Measure. We encourage you to bookmark this site and return often to stay current with events and actions associated with Bond Measure L and the Tustin Unified School District.
On July 28, 2008, the Tustin Unified School District Board of Education voted to place a Proposition 39 General Obligation Bond Measure – Measure L – on the November 4 Ballot.
The ballot question reads as follows:
“To improve student learning, provide safe and modern schools, and qualify for State-matching funds, shall Tustin Unified School District repair/replace deteriorated roofs, plumbing, lighting and electrical systems, modernize science labs, upgrade educational technology in classrooms, libraries and labs, improve school safety-security, replace aging portables with permanent classrooms, and upgrade inadequate classrooms/school facilities, by issuing $95,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with mandatory audits, independent oversight, no administrator salaries, and all funds benefiting Tustin schools?”
FACTS ABOUT MEASURE L
In 2002, local voters approved a bond measure to rehabilitate 20 of our oldest schools in Tustin. Since then neighborhood schools have been repaired and renovated on time and within budget, leveraging local funds to access millions of dollars in state funding to reduce the cost of upgrades to local taxpayers.
While well maintained, all of our schools continue to age and need attention. Every day thousands of Tustin students attend classes in buildings over 45 years old. Two of our high schools in particular— Foothill and Tustin high schools – remain deteriorated and outdated. Measure L authorizes school facility improvements so Tustin children have safe, modern school facilities with the technology needed to prepare for future jobs.
Measure L will:
• Provide comprehensive facility upgrades at 45-year-old Foothill High School and 52-year-old Tustin High School
• Upgrade educational technology in classrooms, labs, and school libraries
• Modernize science labs to meet advanced course requirements for college and university admission
• Repair deteriorated roofs, plumbing, lighting, heating, and electrical systems
• Rehabilitate outdated classrooms and school facilities for improved instruction
• Improve safety and security on school campuses
Taxpayer protections are REQUIRED BY LAW. NO funds can be used for administrators’ salaries. An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee and annual audits are MANDATORY to ensure funds are spent properly. The longer we wait to make improvements, the more expensive it will be.
Legally, ALL Measure L funds must stay local to benefit Tustin neighborhood schools.
For more information, please contact Mark Eliot by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (714) 730-7339.
For more information including:
- Audit Reports
- News & Information
- Project Status
Please visit http://www.tusdmeasurel.org/