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Moving Forward for Students in Moreno Valley USD

Moving Forward

Our mission at Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) is to prepare nearly 32,000 students to successfully pursue a viable career or enter higher education, and become future-ready and positively impact the world. Our rigorous academic programs have been nationally recognized, as well as our 24 Career Technical Education (CTE) paths that directly prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-demand careers.

To provide safe, modern schools and prepare students for the future workforce, the MVUSD Board of Education is considering placing a $240 million school improvement bond on the November 5, 2024 ballot. Without increasing existing tax rates, this proposed bond would extend the current rate previously approved by voters at $40 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value for so long as bonds are outstanding. 

School Modernization: While some classrooms and school buildings have been updated over the past few years, many of our schools were built over 30 years ago and need repairs and updates to meet today’s education and safety standards. A few of our schools are 60 years old. Our District has over 300 portable classrooms that are more than 25 years old, many of which have structural damage and water leaks. Continuous repair has risks and is expensive, replacing these damaged portable classrooms with modern, permanent buildings will serve our community for decades to come. 

Community Benefits: Strong schools help keep our communities strong. Even if you don't have school-age children. High-quality schools elevate our community's overall quality of life and safeguard the value of our homes.

Responsible Financial Approach: Any proposed bond would include fiscal accountability including annual audits and independent citizens’ oversight, and would provide the necessary funding for school repairs and improvements while maintaining current property tax rates. 

Local Funding to Support Safe, Updated Schools

This potential bond could support identified priority needs in our district, including to: 

●        Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems

●        Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and equipment needed to support high quality instruction in math, science, and engineering to prepare students for college and for in-demand careers in healthcare, technology, robotics, and skilled trades

●        Upgrade older schools to meet current health and safety codes, and to provide proper access for students with disabilities.

Fiscal Accountability and Oversight

By law, any potential school bond would include strict fiscal accountability protections to ensure responsible use of funds.

●        All funds from a bond remain under local control and could not be taken by the State

●        No funds can be used for administrators’ salaries or pensions

●        Mandatory citizens’ oversight committee, independent audits, and public reports of all spending

●        The measure would provide required matching funds for state and federal grants which would otherwise go to other districts 

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