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% of GGUSD voters – well above the 55 percent approval required to pass.

Project Information

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.  

Bond Information

Measure P costs an estimated $34 per $100,000 of assessed property value or about $8 per month for the typical homeowner. An independent citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) along with annual audits ensures funds are spent as promised. This is the same accountability system that was implemented when the district passed Measure A in 2010 to begin the first phase of critical infrastructure improvements to its aging schools which had never been updated. The district's Bond Oversight Committee reviews the progress of projects funded by both Measure A and Measure P. To learn more about the commitee, visit:

Photo Gallery

This photo gallery is a snapshot of Measure P dollars at work.

Air Conditioning

Measure P is funding the installation of air conditioning units at the remaining 25 schools without it and when the project is complete, all 67 schools in GGUSD will have air conditioning. Over the summer of summer of 2017, Measure P funded air conditioning at Hazard, Heritage, Rosita, Wakeham, Zeyen elementary schools. We begin the 2017-2018 school year with only 19 schools without school-wide air conditioning.

Don Wash Auditorium

Don Wash renovations include interior and exterior ADA accessible ramps, accessible restrooms, and accessible auditorium seating; air-conditioning; a new grand entrance with exterior lighting and landscaping; and new ticket booths in the lobby.

La Quinta Seismic Improvements

La Quinta High School is undergoing a major seismic renovation project, including classroom building replacements, a new cafeteria, media center, and auditorium.

Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium

Measure P funded the complete tear down and rebuild of the district's athletic stadium at Garden Grove High School. Bolsa Grande will also receive the same brand new state of the art stadium.

Pacifica High School Seismic Improvements

Pacifica High School is undergoing a major seismic renovation project, including classroom building replacements, a new cafeteria, media center, and auditorium.

Santiago High School