• The new Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium was funded by Measure P and opened in September 2017.
    The new Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium was funded by Measure P and opened in September 2017.
  • The Don Wash Auditorium received air conditioning, increased accessibility, and a grand entrance.
    The Don Wash Auditorium received air conditioning, increased accessibility, and a grand entrance.
  • Ralston Intermediate School's modernized entrance has greater curb appeal.
    Ralston Intermediate School's modernized entrance has greater curb appeal.

Overview

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is committed to ensuring its 67 schools provide modern, safe classrooms that give our more than 43,000 students a high quality 21st century education. While our students excel, our aging facilities require critical repairs and updates.  Our Board of Education has long supported school improvement and modernization initiatives.  Our district is grateful for the tremendous support we have received from our community, which has approved two bond measures.  In 2010, GGUSD voters approved its first bond measure, Measure A, which funded critical safety and infrastructure repairs. In 2016, GGUSD voters approved Measure P, the district's second bond measure, to provide funding for air-conditioning (a/c) in the remaining schools without a/c, building seismic and safety upgrades, athletic facilities, and classroom improvements to support 21st century instruction.       

Measure A

In 2010, 63.8% of voters approved Measure A to fund the first phase of urgent classroom repairs and updates our schools needed at that time. GGUSD used $250 million in Measure A funds to leverage approximately $300 million in state and $30 million in federal matching funds to upgrade schools at no additional cost to local taxpayers.

Funds were used to make urgent safety and infrastructure improvements at some schools, including repairing or replacing plumbing and electrical systems, upgrading computer network systems, installing fire alarm and communications systems, and making our school campuses more accessible for students, staff, and visitors with disabilities.

Click here or on the tab above to learn more about Measure A and the improvements it delivered across our school district.. 

 

Measure P

On November 8, 2016, voters in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) overwhelmingly approved ‘Measure P’ authorizing $311 million in school bonds to fund safety improvements and modernization updates to support 21st century learning. Measure P drew the support of 76.3 percent of GGUSD voters – well above the 55 percent approval required to pass.

Measure P funds:

  • Air Conditioning: Upgraded heating and cooling infrastructure and air conditioning in the district’s remaining non-air conditioned schools. Currently, 19 of GGUSD’s 67 schools do not have air conditioning and classrooms reach temperatures of 90 degrees or higher during periods of excessively hot weather.  During the summer of 2017, five schools received air-conditioning and the remaining 19 schools are scheduled to receive air-conditioning within the next three to four years.  
  • Athletic Stadiums: Renovated athletic stadiums and other athletic facility improvements. The district’s athletic stadiums – at Garden Grove and Bolsa Grande high schools – were built in 1957-1958 and have never been upgraded.  The new Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium opened at Garden Grove High School in September with a spectacular tribute to the life, service, and sacrifice of Michael Monsoor. Click here to watch a video of the Stadium Dedication Ceremony.  Bolsa Grande High School will receive the same state-of-the-art athletic stadium renovation in 2018.
  • Classroom Updates: Updates to classrooms, science labs, and instructional technology to support 21st-century instruction that prepares students for college and career success.
  • Seismic Safety Improvements: seismic safety improvements, roof replacements, and updated building electrical systems. Many of GGUSD schools are between 40 and 95 years old and the aging buildings are in need of critical safety improvements.  

Other Projects

GGUSD consistently works to secure state and federal funding for other school improvement projects across the district.  The Facilities and Maintenance Departments work tirelessly to ensure schools are consistently improved and well maintained.