The San Ramon Valley Unified School District will hold four forums in January and February to discuss a possible school facilities bond measure. 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.
"We want to hear from our community," said Board of Education President Greg Marvel. "We know that our 2002 facilities bond was not meant to complete all of the critical school construction projects. We also have had continued enrollment growth which has created a need for additional facilities. These forums are very important because we want to hear from our community regarding the timing of an election and what size the bond should be."
During the 90-minute forum, district officials will give details about school facility needs and solicit community feedback. SRVUSD staff hopes to get the bond measure on the June 5 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," Gary Black, assistant superintendent for business services, recently told the Express.
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 forums, held in both Danville and San Ramon, will include historical information about school facility improvements and feature break-out sessions for community and staff for small group input. While each forum will be similar in structure, each one will focus on the particular high school where it is being held, along with the middle schools and elementary schools that feed into each high school.
Forum dates are as follows, from 7 -8:30 p.m.:
* Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, California High School (9870 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon)
* Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, San Ramon Valley High School (501 Danville Blvd, Danville)
* Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, Monte Vista High School (3131 Stone Valley Rd, Danville)
* Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, Dougherty Valley High School (10550 Albion Road, San Ramon)
For more information, contact the district office at 552-2933 or visit www.srvusd.net www.srvusd.net.