Bond Measure FAQs
What is a general obligation bond?
What level of support is required to pass bond measures?
What will the passage of general obligation bonds mean for our students and the community?
I don’t have children in school; how would bond measures benefit me?
How will the bond measures support student achievement?
- Replacing or repairing leaky roofs
- Upgrading fire and earthquake safety
- Repairing and upgrading classrooms and science labs
- Improving indoor air quality and comfort
- Improving acoustics
- Preventing overcrowding by providing additional classrooms and facilities
- Updating learning technology and infrastructure
How can I be sure that bond funds will be spent on improving our schools?
Who provides oversight of Bond Measures?
Will all funds benefit East Side High School District Silicon Valley schools and students?
All funds generated by East Side High School District Silicon Valley bond measures benefit East Side schools and students. None of the funds can be taken away by the State or go to other school districts.
How much does a bond issue cost me as a homeowner?
Below is a sample of an annual tax bill, the tax rate for the ESUHSD bond is located under taxing agency – High School Bonds (marked 1 on the sample). The rate is .000848. To determine the amount of your investment in East Side schools, multiply the tax rate for that service by the assessed “value” for your property (marked 2 on sample) minus any exemptions (marked 3 on sample).
If I rent, do I pay this tax?
How does East Side minimize the property tax impact to homeowners?
Can I file for a senior citizen's bond exemption to reduce my property taxes?
How do bond measures help the District qualify for state matching funds?
What is Measure G?
Funds from Measure G were used for critical basic improvements at several of the District’s schools including new classrooms, health and safety improvements, and upgrades to school facilities, including athletic fields.
In November 2011, the District's Board of Trustees approved the use of $32.5 of remaining Measure G funds for site improvement projects consistent with the original ballot language for Measure G. These projects focus on improving safety and security and reducing operating costs by repairing and equipping aging sites and facilities, including:
- Asphalt Repairs
- Bleacher Replacement
- Gym Floor Replacement
- Door Replacement
- Electrical and HVAC Upgrades
- Carpet Replacement
- Exterior Painting
- Swimming Pool Upgrades
- Roofing Replacement
- Athletic Field Repairs
- Track Replacement
- Synthetic Turf Fields
- Stadium Lighting
- Security Cameras
What is Measure E?
What is Measure I (2012)?
Measure I will improve our schools by:
- Constructing new classrooms to reduce student overcrowding
- Upgrading computer labs throughout the District
- Repairing and modernizing aging school classrooms and facilities
- Modernizing libraries
- Meeting restroom and classroom handicap accessibility (ADA) requirements
- Installing cutting edge instructional technology infrastructure
What is technology Measure I (2014)?
What is Measure Z?
- Improving and constructing science, technology and engineering classrooms
- Removing hazardous materials from classrooms and schools
- Upgrading fire/security systems for increased student safety
- Improving disabled (ADA) accessibility
- Replacing portable classrooms
- Replacing deteriorating roofs and fixing leaky plumbing