Thank you for your support, Oceanside Voters!
On June 3, 2008, Oceanside voters approved a bond measure, Proposition H, authorizing the Oceanside Unified School District to issue up to $195 million in general obligation bonds for school facility improvements, enabling the district to complete the repairs and modernization effort established under the Proposition G bond construction program to provide high quality facilities for all Oceanside students.
To oversee the expenditure of Proposition H bond funds, a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) has been established to assure that bond funds are spent for the purpose they were intended. Committee membership, meetings and bylaws provide more detailed information about the CBOC.
Proposition H bond funds combined with available local, state, and federal grants, state matching bond funds, and joint-use funding will provide the funds needed to improve the following schools:
Elementary schools: Del Rio, Ditmar, Garrison, Ivey Ranch, Libby, McAuliffe, Mission, North Terrace, Pacifica, Palmquist, Reynolds, San Luis Rey, and Santa Margarita.
Middle schools: Jefferson and Lincoln.
High schools: El Camino*, Oceanside*, Ocean Shores
Alternative: Clair Burgener
* Additional modernization projects to be completed at these schools where 2000 bond funds were previously expended.
The schools will receive repairs, modernization, upgrades, expansion and new construction as warranted by enrollment and facility usage needs to provide equitable facilities for all students. A progress report of projects underway is available under Current Projects.
The 2008 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), developed by district staff, the district's architect-of-record, and the bond construction managment team, served as the foundation document to identify the scope of work and associated cost estimates for each of the projects. The plan is considered a 'living document" in order to maintain its relevance in light of changes to educational program needs and state and local building code requirements. The district has recognized the need for a major overhaul of the plan and is in the midst of developing a Long Range Facilities Master Plan.
Proposition G, a $125 million bond measure passed in June 2000, enabled the district to build two new elementary schools (Nichols and Foussat) and one middle school (Chavez), to entirely renovate two of the oldest elementary schools (Laurel and South Oceanside), to complete renovations and new construction at Oceanside High School, El Camino High School and Jefferson Middle School, and to start renovations to Del Rio Elementary School. A detailed description of Proposition G completed projects is available under Finished Projects.