Local Ballot Measures

Full Text of Measure K (2002 March)

The full text of this measure was copied from the Santa Cruz County Elections Department Website, www.votescount.com.

Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District Bond

The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District.

Neighborhood School Safety and Repair Measure. To replace earthquake damaged classrooms at C.T. English Middle School; provide drinkable water; construct, repair, acquire, furnish computer/science labs, libraries, school facilities/sites; repair roofs, floors, and water systems; qualify for State matching funds, shall Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District issue $4,965,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, appoint a Citizens Oversight Committee, perform annual audits and ensure that no bond money is used for administrator salaries or other school operating expenses?

The Board of Trustees of the Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District has evaluated safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs in developing the scope of school facilities projects to be funded.


C.T. English Middle School

  • Remove/relocate/demolish portable classrooms which are inadequate or located on an earthquake fault line
  • Construct twelve classrooms, technology lab, science lab, art room and new bathrooms and eating area
  • Upgrade classrooms, facilities, gym/community center, utility systems, and modernize administrative office
  • Resurface play areas for safety and to replace area lost to reconfiguration of buildings for earthquake safety
  • Construct multi-purpose room with cafeteria area, fine arts classroom with a stage, computer lab, library, media center and public bathrooms.
  • Repair or replace leaky roofs, reroof to match the new structures, reroof community center
  • Install security lighting
  • Repaint facilities
  • Renovate floors

Loma Prieta Elementary School

  • Install additional security fencing and lighting
  • Repair flooring
  • Repair and expand hot water system
  • Add security gates around campus
  • Add bathrooms

Independent Home Study

  • Remove, modernize existing portable classrooms and facilities
  • Add bathrooms
  • Construct retaining walls as necessary

District Water System

  • Drill new well, install, repair and maintain water system or connect to nearest water system

The allocation of bond proceeds and the timely completion of the projects will be affected by the District's ongoing collection of developer fees, the receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. The budget for each project is a rounded estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control.