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January 30, 2019, FUSD Board of Education Meeting – Measure E Bond Program

The Board took the following action on agenda items related to the Measure E Bond Program:

 

Allocated $45.5 million of Measure E funds to the remainder of the middle school conversion projects (Centerville and Hopkins Middle Schools) and provided direction related to reprioritization of remaining Measure E projects not yet started. There is approximately $98 million in remaining Measure E funds available for reprioritization. Staff provided a conceptual recommendation to prioritize previously identified projects into roughly equal segments, for example, five segments of about $20 million each that could be implemented in a staggered timeline over the next several years. The Board was open to this concept and directed this item be sent to the Facilities Advisory Committee to review, make recommendations and bring back to the Board to set priorities.

 

Read more about this reallocation of funds and prioritization concept.

 

Adopted a resolution acknowledging commitment of proposition 51 funding. The District has actively pursued these funds and received $3.5 million total and has submitted applications for $52.9 million, which is being reviewed by the Office of Public Schools Construction (OPSC). The District is also in the process of completing applications for an additional $14.3 million in funding for modernization projects. In order for new construction projects to be eligible for funding under a future State bond, OPSC requires that the Board of Education adopt a resolution acknowledging that Proposition 51 funding for new construction projects has been fully committed. If approved, the District will be in line for funding when sufficient Proposition 51 bonds are sold.

 

Read more about Proposition 51 funding as it relates to Measure E.

 

 

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Ken Blackstone
kblackstone@fremont.k12.ca.us
510-659-2559 ext. 12446