Measure J 2004

  • In November 2004, SCUSD passed Measure J, a $315 million general obligation bond authorization to rehabilitate middle and high schools, improve student safety and qualify for State matching funds. This bond has funded seismic upgrades to classrooms and schools, added school facilities to relieve overcrowding, and repaired deteriorated plumbing, sewers, bathrooms, leaky roofs, aging boilers, inadequate heating, and electrical and building systems.

    Bonds were issued at legal interest rates, with an independent citizen oversight committee. The bond is not used for administrative salaries, and all money stays in our community to improve our schools.

    Projects Completed

    Buchser Middle School

    This summer the 1950's era multipurpose building and classroom buildings were demolished in preparation for a new two-story classroom and multipurpose building. The project creates a new entrance to the school and accomplish the long-delayed goal of providing a safe and secure campus free of vehicular traffic. Temporary classrooms were set up for 8th-grade students and two special education programs. The new building includes an orchestra and choral room, stage, new kitchen and serving facilities, 8th-grade classrooms and three computer labs. The project completed for the 2015-2016 school year.  

    Cabrillo Middle School

    Landscape work was completed and several concrete walkway areas were replaced.

    Peterson Middle School

    Projects included a new student walkway at the science electives building, site drainage, grading improvements, ADA parking, and landscape work around the multipurpose and gymnasium buildings. The multipurpose building modernization project included new food service facilities; a staff lounge and patio; band, orchestra and choral rooms and a drama classroom including costume storage and green room.  The Quad was demolished in June and rebuilt over the summer including a new amphitheater, lawn areas, trees, and benches. New gates and ornamental fencing are being installed.  The west parking lot was repaved, at last, completing the replacement of all asphalt surfaces on the entire campus. All sixteen temporary classrooms were removed from the tennis courts. All of the classrooms have or will be installed at various elementary schools for program growth. The tennis courts will be refurbished this fall.

    Santa Clara High School

    The multipurpose building modernization project is now complete. It included new food service facilities; a staff lounge and patio; band, orchestra and choral rooms and a drama classroom including costume storage and green room.  The Quad was demolished in June and rebuilt over the summer including a new amphitheater, lawn areas, trees, and benches.  New gates and ornamental fencing are being installed.  The west parking lot was repaved, at last, completing the replacement of all asphalt surfaces on the entire campus. All sixteen temporary classrooms were removed from the tennis courts. All of the classrooms have or will be installed at various elementary schools for program growth. The tennis courts will be refurbished this fall. 

    Wilcox High School

    The multipurpose building modernization was completed in early spring providing new kitchen and food service facilities, a new health classroom and fitness center and a re-designed staff lounge and patio. The Associated Student Body Offices were moved into the new three-story classroom building. The spaces were re-configured to provide leadership classrooms, workroom, and storage areas. The old Quad was demolished and rebuilt over the summer with a new amphitheater, memorial gardens, landscaping and benches.  Gates and secure ornamental fencing will be finishing over the next several weeks.  Two portable classrooms were converted to computer labs.  Design and permits for a new bridge over Calabasas Creek are well underway.  Construction will take place next year.

    Educational Options Campus

    The Educational Options campus houses Wilson High School and Adult Education. The administrative offices were relocated to an adjacent building in preparation for construction of a new building.  The project is at the Division of State Architect for permit approval.  Construction is expected to start in the fall.  A project to improve storm drainage will start at about the same time.

    Data Center HVAC & Emergency Generator

    New heating and air conditioning systems and installation of a new emergency generator were completed at the Data Center Offices.

    Wide Area Network - WAN

    Installation of a new districtwide fiber optic network system and a new updated phone system, VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) were completed.