At a special meeting on Friday, the San Ramon Valley school district's Board of Education voted unanimously to hire a survey company that will poll residents on their opinion of a potential bond measure. The bond measure would pay for construction, modernization and possibly solar power at several schools.
EMC Research Inc. will do a telephone survey of 600 district voters between Jan. 8 and 12 then present the results to the board at its Jan. 24 meeting, said Community Relations Coordinator Terry Koehne. According to a staff report, the survey will cost the district $25,000.
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 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."
SRVUSD staff would aim to get the bond measure on the June 5, 2012 ballot or during the Nov. 6, 2012 general election.