Overview of the 2015 Bond Program

  • Highlights of the 2015 Bond Program

    Current plans call for the expenditure of bond funds to make improvements to more than 200 district schools and buildings, construct new schools and additions to existing schools. The 2015 Bond Program will enhance libraries, gyms and science labs, upgrade technology and fine arts spaces, develop facilities for new educational programs, and improve infrastructure.

    All bond projects, project amounts, and program allocations are estimates that remain subject to district discretion. Here is a preliminary breakout:

    • $465 million to construct nine new and replacement schools (including two high schools, two PK-8 schools, one 3-8 school, four elementary schools).
    • $195 million for expanded facilities and 326 classrooms (construct 19 additions to existing schools, including seven high schools, two middle schools, one PK-8 school, and nine elementary schools, adding 326 classrooms).
    • $233 million for educational adequacy improvements (improvements to technology, gyms, locker rooms, libraries, science labs, cafeterias, auditoriums, athletic and performing and fine arts facilities, and administration areas in schools).
    • $92 million for new educational programs (construct or repurpose schools for new educational programs, including career technology, transformation schools, innovation schools, early childhood schools and overage schools).
    • $500 million for capital improvements (including new roofs, heating and air conditioning units, plumbing updates, and interior and exterior façade improvements districtwide).
    • $105 million for land acquisition for new schools and demolition of vacant buildings.