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 in the classroom, 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.
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.
Click here to view our PDF highlighting improvement projects that were a direct result of Measure A Modernization, as well as the Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Study, and the Information Technology Study.
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% approval required to pass.
Measure P funds:
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.