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Measure J

Known as the “School Safety and Classroom Improvement Measure” - Measure J is a $150 million GO bond approved by over 70% of voters in November 2018. These funds are being used to improve student and campus safety and security measures; replace outdated electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems; and upgrade career tech and science, engineering, and technology classrooms and labs.

Supporting 21st-Century Instruction

Providing a 21st-century education requires up-to-date classrooms. This means additional technology upgrades so as students enter college or careers, they are proficient with technology programs. It means creating science and computer labs, and learning environments for our career technical education programs so they mirror the real workplace. And it means updated and more sophisticated safety measures.

Safety Upgrades and Repairs

Safe classrooms, campuses, and other school facilities are essential to a quality education. Needed improvements include upgrades to our emergency communications systems, and adding more security cameras, fire alarms, and lighting, especially near our fields. There are also important repairs and upgrades to be made at our schools to improve safety from an operations perspective, with updated plumbing and fixtures, and electrical wiring.

The purpose of our Facilities Master Plan is to define the long-range goals for facility planning that support the educational objectives of the District. It is strategic in nature and identifies a vision for the next 10-20 years. Ultimately, the Plan aids in decision-making so that school facility improvements move toward a common, coordinated vision.

Citizen Oversight

The MDUSD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) serves as the advisory body to the District on matters related to the Measure J construction bond program implementation as required by California’s Proposition 39, which mandates that citizen advisory panels be established to assure accountability for the use of public funds.

 

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CBOC members

John Ferrante

At Large Community Member

 

Michael Langley

At Large Community Member

 

Marc Willis

At Large Community Member

 

Jay Bedecarre

Business Organization

 

Alejandro Hernandez

Parent/Guardian and Active in PTO

 

Jack Weir

Taxpayers’ Association

 

Dennis Chow

Senior Citizens’ Organization

 

Jim Walsh

Senior Citizens’ Organization

 

Gina Haynes

Parent/Guardian of child enrolled