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Proposition S Progress

Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 11/7/2012 8:45:00 AM

Construction of two-story classroom All the schools in San Diego Unified School District have benefited from Prop. S through the i21 Interactive Classroom Initiative. Many schools have also benefited through the construction of permanent classroom buildings that replace temporary classrooms, safer student drop-off/pick up areas, new joint-use turf fields, air conditioning, upgraded athletic facilities, and new state-of-the-art College, Career & Technical Education Facilities. Since its passage in 2008, the bond program has:
  • Generated over 4,200 jobs for the San Diego area since April 2009, per U.S. Labor Department guidelines (will generate over 24,000 jobs over lifetime of bond program, per U.S. Labor Department guidelines)
  • Received $520 million from three bond sales (The district does not get all the bond funds at once.)
  • Received over $44 million in state matching funds
  • Has authorized federal funding of $47 million for technology upgrades at schools
  • Expended more than $409 million in upgrades at more than 180 schools
  • Completed 57 projects at 26 schools valued at more than $274 million
  • Provided more than $145 million in urgent repairs including:
    • More than $57 million in Major Repair and Replacement type work
    • More than $88 million of capital improvements
  • Provided cutting edge Career Technology Education Facilities worth more than $55 million
  • Invested over $147 million to create 21st century learning environments for the students at more than 180 schools
  • 29 projects in design with a project value of more than $197 million
  • 20 projects under construction with a total project budget of more than $190 million
  • 10 projects ready to award with a value of more than $14 million

The Prop. S program has continuous oversight and accountability.  It undergoes annual performance and financial audits, and there is an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee that reviews projects and expenditures.

For more information on Prop. S, visit , e-mail or call 619-725-7252.  Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at or 619-725-5579.