Measure D will Repair & Restore Grass Valley Schools

What does it mean to support Measure D, a bond measure meant to improve Grass Valley classrooms and elementary campuses that are in extreme disrepair?

It means supporting not only our children and educators, but investing in the future of our community. Research shows that investing in the education of the children in our community prepares them for a successful future, but the positive impact goes beyond that. It also benefits the community by building an efficient workforce, fostering a strong economy, and reducing crime.

Measure D seeks $18.8 million in bonds (at legal interest rates), with a projected tax of 2.4 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation. As an example, for a house valued at $325,000, the Grass Valley homeowner would contribute $78 per year, or about $6.50 per month.

All funds would be spent locally, with guidance from an oversight committee, spent to improve, repair, and restore things like leaky roofs, faulty plumbing, and improved facilities of Grass Valley elementary schools.

 

 

Your investment in our local schools will ensure that our school campuses are safe, restored, and improved, allowing learners to receive the educational experience they deserve.

You can read the full text of the Measure here:
https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/22986

Current Conditions at Grass Valley Schools

You can see more videos on the Measure D page on the Grass Valley School District website here -> Grass Valley Elementary Campus Repairs 

Frequently Asked Questions

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The GVSD Board unanimously voted to place a school facilities bond, Measure D, on the June 5, 2018 ballot. When this measure is passed, we will have funds to improve our Grass Valley School campuses that include: Lyman Gilmore, Bell Hill Academy, Scotten and Grass Valley Charter. No funds are used for salaries or pensions, and the measure mandates a citizens oversight committee.

All schools in the Grass Valley School District will be positively impacted with the following improvements: Repairs to leaking roofs; updated classrooms and furniture; replacement of underground utilities; and modernization of telecom systems.

California does not provide schools with unmatched funds for most construction costs, so our elementary and middle schools need our support to make much needed repairs. Your YES vote on Measure D will ensure a safe, clean, and dry learning environment for our children and their teachers, for decades to come.

Q: What would the bond cost Grass Valley homeowners, if it passes? 
A: For a house valued at $500,000 that property owner would see an increase in their annual tax of $120, or about $10 per month. The School District is seeking matching funds from the state, in order to relieve burdens of the taxpayer.
Q: Are there safeguards for taxpayers, to ensure funds are used appropriately?
A: State law requires an independent citizens’ oversight committee and annual audits to ensure that bond proceeds are only spent on voter-approved projects, improving classrooms and facilities in Grass Valley, and not used for administration or salaries.
Q: Didn’t we just pass a bond for school facilities in 2016?
A: Voters approved Measure B for Nevada Joint Union High School District in 2016, but those funds are strictly for improving their high school facilities. Elementary school districts did not receive any funds.

Slated Improvements for Grass Valley campuses

Lyman Gilmore

  • Install new play apparatus
  • Weatherproof roof of entire campus
  • Modernize technology and telecom system
  • Modernize GYM to include: floor, modernize stage,
    kitchen, sound system, add storage
  • Close all open legacy DSA projects – Gym ramp
  • Build a new MPR in addition to existing
  • Fix sidewalks for ADA compliance and deterioration
  • Resurface and repair blacktops
  • Beautify courtyards between wings
  • New drop ceilings in not standard locations and LED flat
    panels
  • Replace swamp coolers with HVAC
  • Paint and update all classrooms
  • Replace furniture
  • Identify and repair underground utilities
  • Shade structure for eating area

Bell Hill Academy

  • Construct MPR
  • Weatherproof roof of entire campus
  • Modernize technology and telecom systems
  • Construct shaded outdoor patio area in courtyard
  • Repair or replace front retaining wall
  • Repair or replace side retaining wall by office
  • Designate and make improvements to empty lot next to
    administration building
  • Resurface and repair blacktops
  • Remove unused boiler system
  • Install fencing as needed
  • Paint and update all classrooms
  • Replace old HVAC Units
  • Close all open legacy DSA projects
  • Underground Utilities Replacement (Water, Sewer, Gas)
  • Replace furniture

Grass Valley Charter

  • Construct Gym
  • Weatherproof roof of entire campus
  • Modernize technology and telecom systems
  • Construct shaded outdoor patio area in courtyard
  • Modernize library
  • Repair or replace play structure
  • Close all open legacy DSA projects
  • Resurface and repair blacktops
  • Remove unused boiler system
  • Paint and update all classrooms
  • Upgrade windows to energy efficient solar attenuating
    dual panes
  • Fencing/Security (near garden)
  • Underground Utilities Replacement (Water, Sewer, Gas)
  • Replace Furniture

Scotten School

  • Modernize MPR/GYM with stage, new sound system,
    repair/replace floor, and storage for tables and chairs
  • Weatherproof roof of entire campus
  • Modernize technology and telecom system
  • Install new play apparatus and update existing
  • Resurface and repair blacktops
  • Finish retro-fit of all lights to LED Prop. 39
  • Paint and update all classrooms
  • Replace old HVAC units
  • Repair and replace sidewalks
  • Repair or replace swamp cooler in MPR
  • Outdoor eating area with tables
  • Parking lots expanded
  • Additional fencing
  • Shade structure and tables between C&D
  • Replace furniture
  • Identify and repair underground utilities
  • Add wing of 9 portable classrooms/with restrooms