Thank You For Approving Measures D & E!11/08/2018
Voters in the Modesto City Elementary District boundaries approved Measures D and E, providing $131 million to fund essential repairs and upgrades to benefit all students in District elementary and junior high schools.
“These bond measures will allow us to make the necessary improvements for safety, security, health and also classroom enhancement,” said Tim Zearley, Associate Superintendent of Business Services and Chief Business Official. “We are looking at some projects we can implement immediately to thank and show the community we’re putting the dollars to work on behalf of the students.”
Measure D will fund $74 million towards health and safety improvements throughout the schools in the district. Projects will include improving security at schools, repairing leaking roofs, updating fire alarm systems, and other electrical systems, improving student safety and traffic circulation at drop-off and pick-up locations, and upgrading cafeterias and eating areas on school campuses.
Measure E will provide $57 million to support 21st-century learning. Projects include replacing aging portables with permanent classrooms, building new or transforming existing spaces to ensure functional science labs to meet current facility and education standards, updating school libraries, improving energy conservation through efficient energy systems, and upgrading technology infrastructure throughout the schools to better serve students and staff.
The Modesto City Schools Board of Education and administration would like to thank the community for passing Measures D and E, and the citizen-led bond committee, Modesto Students FIRST, and the Modesto Teachers Association for their efforts to educate the community about the bonds.
“Collaboration with our stakeholders was key to the passage of the measures,” said Superintendent Dr. Sara Noguchi. “This success is a testament to what we can accomplish with a collaborative effort.”
The District looks forward to sharing progress updates as projects are completed.