August 11, 2007

Measure P Information

In November 2004, voters in the Sunnyvale School District approved Measure P, a $120 million General Obligation Bond measure, to maintain a safe learning environment at Sunnyvale's elementary and middle schools by:

  • Upgrading infrastructure;
  • Improving and expanding school libraries;
  • Repairing, replacing and rehabilitating aging facilities;
  • And, constructing and equipping classroom buildings and student support facilities.

Facilities improvements to be funded by Measure P were identified by Sunnyvale School District faculty, staff, students, independent facilities professionals, and community residents. The result of their work is a comprehensive Facilities Standards and Master Plan to be implemented over the next ten years. The Facilities Standards and Master Plan provides a cost-effective "road map" to achieve high quality instructional facilities required to accommodate future educational programming needs of our students.

Laws governing passage of Measure P require strict accountability for the spending of funds received as a result of voter-approved bonds. These include annual independent audits and public oversight. An independent Citizens Oversight Committee (COC), comprised of local senior citizens, homeowners, taxpayers, and parents, among others, has been appointed to monitor expenditure of all Measure P funds and to keep the public informed of the progress of the Measure P.

This web site will provide the community with information about the status of the bond funding and the work of the Citizens' Oversight Committee.