VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT MEASURE M
Moreno Valley Unified School District provides a high-quality education to more than 34,000 students at 40 schools. Our students' test scores demonstrate increasing academic achievement over the past 10 years, and our graduation rate exceeds both the state and national averages.
In order to repair and update Moreno Valley schools, the School Board voted June 17, 2014, to place a $398 million bond measure on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot.
On November 4, 2014, the community overwhelmingly approved the $398 million bond "Measure M", giving it close to 64% of the vote.
Measure M priorities include:
- Modernizing schools and classrooms to improve access for students with disabilities
- Providing the facilities and equipment needed for career and technology education classes to prepare students for college and good paying jobs in fields like science, technology and the trades
- Making funding available to protect the quality of instruction in core subjects like math, science and technology
- Upgrading classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities and computer systems to keep pace with technology
- Improving student safety and security systems, including security lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, and fire alarms and sprinklers
- Identifying and replacing faulty gas pipes to prevent school shutdowns
- Repairing and replacing leaky roofs, worn-out floors, old, rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems
Fiscal Accountability for Local Funding
Measure M will provide $398 million in local funding to improve Moreno Valley schools.
All money raised by this measure will stay at local schools to support our children's education. It cannot be taken away by the state or used for any other purpose. It also requires a clear system of accountability, including a project list detailing exactly how the money will be used, an independent Citizens Oversight Committee to review all bond expenditures, and annual independent audits to ensure the money is spent properly.
Recommended projects are included in the comprehensive Facilities Master Plan.
The School Board resolution authorizing Measure M is linked below.