Planning for our Future

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    Serving over 35,000 local students and encompassing over 40 square miles of San Bernardino County, ֱ (FUSD) provides an excellent, well-rounded education in our 46 schools (1 virtual).

    While some of our schools are newer, more than half of our schools are over 30 years old and 16 of our schools are 50 years old or older, and do not meet today’s evolving education standards.

     

    Aging Facilities in Need of Repair

    FUSD schools have aging infrastructure that was not built to meet the needs for 21st century teaching and learning environments. Many of our schools have outdated security and safety features, including aging electrical and fire safety systems, as well as many portable classrooms that are over 30 years old and have only one or two electrical outlets and limited high-speed internet access making them inadequate for today’s learning environment. Upgrades are needed for math and science classrooms, and computer technology to help improve student learning and achievement. 

    In addition, rapid population growth in the north part of our District has put pressure on the capacity of our local public schools and 2 new school sites are needed meet the education needs of our community and prevent overcrowding.

    FUSD recently revisited the Facilities Master Plan and has identified over $1.1 billion in needed repairs and maintenance to preserve health and safety standards and to ensure that all our students have equal access to high quality educational facilities. To view the full Facilities Master Plan, click here.

    Potential Bond Measure to Protect Quality Education and Safe Learning Environments

    To keep pace with academic standards and improve student safety and security, ֱ is considering placing a bond measure on the November 2022 ballot. A measure could generate up to $349 million for school facilities projects and cost the typical property owner within the district approximately $150 per year, or about $60 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value per year, while bonds are outstanding.

    If approved, bond funds could be used to:

    • Repair leaky roofs and remove asbestos, lead paint and mold
    • Keep schools safe and secure
    • Provide early childhood classrooms for all children under 4 years old at every school site by 2025
    • Prevent overcrowding by providing additional schools and classrooms
    • Help provide effective learning environments in classrooms to help prepare students for 21st century jobs and careers
    • Build or upgrade science, technology, engineering and math labs

     

    Strict Fiscal Accountability

    A potential bond measure would include strict fiscal accountability protections including an independent citizen’s oversight committee and independent annual audits. By law, no funds could be used for administrator salaries or benefits. To view all reports for the current FUSD Oversight Committee, visit

     

    We Want to Hear from You!

    Developing a plan to maintain high-quality education in our schools should be a community-driven process. Follow the link below to complete our brief online survey and let us know your priorities for our local public schools.

     

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