At a study session on Nov. 30, officials at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District discussed implementing a bond measure to fund capital improvement projects throughout the district. While no action was taken, the district's Board of Education will consider the bond at its Dec. 6 meeting.
The potential bond measure would pay for construction, modernization and possibly solar power at several schools, most notably at Stone Valley Middle School and San Ramon Valley High, said Community Relations Coordinator Terry Koehne. SRVUSD staff would aim to get the bond measure on the June 5, 2012 ballot.
"The district's identified large ticket maintenance items that are well over $100 million. The bond amount is dependent upon what the board thinks is necessary and what the electorate might support," said Gary Black, assistant superintendent for business services. "Unfortunately we typically have more needs than we do dollars. The last bond was $260 million in 2002."
Although the district is still in discussion mode, it has identified a list of potential capital projects that total over $235 million. The bond amount has not yet been determined, but will be solidified through resident polling and further deliberation by the board.
"The discussion is really about capital needs and future budget planning, it wasn't just bond. The bond would be one of the options to fund public projects, but some of the bigger ticket items could not be done without a bond," Black said.
If the district is not able to put a bond measure on the June ballot, the vote could take place in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election.