In November 2010, Fresno Unified School District voters overwhelmingly approved Measure Q, the school facilities bond that provides funding for school improvements without raising the tax rate. At the three-year mark, I am pleased to report that Measure Q promises to the community are being kept.
Measure Q is funding construction across the district: new classroom buildings to replace outdated portables, career technical education spaces, library and career center expansions, campus modernizations, deferred maintenance projects to maintain facilities, athletic facility upgrades and energy conservation projects. At all of Fresno Unified's older comprehensive high schools, new classrooms for our students and teachers are rising thanks to Measure Q.
Measure Q is transforming our schools and having a positive impact on the entire community. Investment in schools benefits the neighborhoods around them. Of the more than $120 million in Measure Q projects to date, 92% of project dollars are going to local contractors.
On behalf of Fresno Unified School District, thank you to the Fresno community for your support.
Fresno Unified Citizens Oversight Committee
for Measure K and Measure Q