In an effort to improve school facilities, The Board of Education of the Alhambra Unified School District approved to place Measure AE and Measure HS “Alhambra Unified Elementary School Repair/Student Safety Measure”, general obligation bond, on the November 2016 ballot. Measure AE will cover all elementary schools of AUSD and is in the amount of $110,000,000. Measure HS is proposed for the district’s high schools and is in the amount of $149,000,000. Funds generated from both bond Measures will repair deteriorating classrooms, replace leaky roofs, remove asbestos, remove asbestos and lead paint, ensure safe drinking water and disability accessibility, upgrade school fire and earthquake safety systems, upgrade restrooms and classrooms, upgrade classroom technology, wiring and science labs.
By law, Measure AE and HS require the district to create an independent Citizens Oversight Committee to ensure all projects are completed as voters approved. Independent audits must be conducted each year and made public for additional taxpayer assurances. If passed, the proposed Measures will assess approximately $22 annually for each $100,000 of assessed property value. With the voters’ approval of Measure AE and Measure HS, it will enable AUSD to apply for additional state funding in order to further advance the facilities. With the passing of these propositions, AUSD will dramatically raise the quality of student experience and will ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.