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Measure H Fact Sheet
Measure H will provide $5 million in annual savings that can be used for academic programs and to retain teachers and educational staff.
- Classroom repairs, improved energy efficiency, upgraded heating and cooling systems will save our schools millions.
- By reducing our dependency on utility providers retiring outstanding lease obligations, our district will save millions of dollars in the first year, and $5.2 million in ongoing annual savings to the general fund.
- This is a smart solution to help alleviate dramatic State budget cuts that have forced increases to class sizes, shortening the school year and a reduction or elimination of educational staff and librarian positions.
Measure H prepares all students for college and careers
- Improvements are aimed to help achieve two of our school district’s goals
- Equity among facilities so all students have the same educational opportunities
- Support the goals of the District’s strategic plan, OPPORTUNITY21
- Through classrooms and technology upgrades, Measure H will support career training and college preparatory programs
San Jose Unified’s operating budget has been reduced
- Billions in state budgets cuts have meant a budget shortfall of $15 million in annual funding for San Jose Unified
- Measure H gives SJUSD district local control, with resources to implement OPPORTUNITY21
Specifically, for all students, Measure H will:
- Improve programs to prepare students for jobs and careers
- Improve energy efficiency to save money to protect academic programs
- Keep schools clean and well-maintained through small repairs that are constantly needed in our schools
- Modernize science facilities and classrooms
- Upgrade classroom technology
- Improve safety and security
Measure H includes fiscal accountability provisions to ensure funds are spent for voter-approved purposes
- All funds stay in local schools and could not be taken away by the State
- Independent citizen oversight and annual, third-party audits are required
- No funds for administrators’ salaries, pensions or benefits
- The bond measure would raise up to $290 million and cost property owners no more than $28 per $100,000 of their property’s assessed value, annually