Measure P - 2020 (Bond)
WHAT IS MEASURE P?
Measure P is a general obligation (GO) bond measure pass by voters on the November 3, 202. It authorizes $80 million to increase student access to technology and improve emergency preparedness and campus security.
WHAT IS A GO BOND?
GO bonds are commonly used by California school districts to fund improvement projects, such as construction and renovation of classrooms. Similar to a home loan, GO bonds are repaid over time. Funds to repay the bonds come from a tax on all taxable property—residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural—located within the District.
WHAT TAXPAYER PROTECTIONS ARE IN PLACE?
Measure P comes with taxpayer protections. An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee and a third-party auditor must review and audit all bond expenditures. Funds are prohibited from being used for administrators’ salaries, pensions or benefits. Measure P includes legal safeguards requiring that all bond funds be spent on Evergreen Elementary School District’s projects—the state is legally prohibited from taking and spending the funds in other districts.
WHAT WILL BE FUNDED BY MEASURE P?
- Increasing student access to the internet and computers and providing up-to-date technology
- Upgrading classroom and school emergency preparedness, include alarms and communication systems
- Renovating and modernizing labs, classrooms, and facilities
- Improving or renovating grounds, buildings, or structures