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School Improvement Bond

Repairing Aging Schools to Meet Modern Educational Standards

San José Unified strives to meet the diverse needs of our community and students; however, despite effective use of available funds, our neighborhood schools are outdated and in need of modernization.

Upgrades Needed to Local School Facilities

While San José Unified teachers provide a high-quality education to local students, our school facilities need essential repairs to keep our schools safe and functioning. Basic repairs are needed to update electrical, ventilation and fire safety systems.

Identified needs and improvements across all our campuses include: 

  • Replacing and updating campus safety systems
  • Upgrading classrooms and labs for science, technology, engineering, math, and multipurpose use
  • Updating classroom technology and infrastructure
  • Repairing old electrical systems

Because the State does not provide adequate funding for facilities, local schools cannot maintain safe learning envi­ronments that meet current instructional standards without a local funding source. To complete identified repairs and improvements across all school sites, the San José Unified Board of Education is considering placing a school bond measure on the ballot in 2024 for local voters to consider. While no final decisions have been made, the tax rate for a potential measure would be limited to $60 per $100,000 of a property’s assessed (not market) value.

We Want to Hear from You!

Planning for the future of our schools is a community-wide endeavor. If you have questions or input that you would like to share, please complete the form at: