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.
Measure P funds:
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: http://www.ggusd.us/boc.
This photo gallery is a snapshot of Measure P dollars at work.
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 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 High School is undergoing a major seismic renovation project, including classroom building replacements, a new cafeteria, media center, and auditorium.
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 is undergoing a major seismic renovation project, including classroom building replacements, a new cafeteria, media center, and auditorium.