In 2008, voters approved Measure A Strong School Bond (not to be confused with another Measure Z Strong Schools Bond from 2018).
According to Ballotpedia, the question on the ballot was
To provide safe and modern schools; accommodate enrollment growth; upgrade aging classrooms, libraries, computer and science labs; repair or replace roofs, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electrical systems; improve fire alarms and school security; meet current earthquake standards; provide current technology; and replace old portables with permanent classrooms, shall Palo Alto Unified School District issue $378 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with mandatory audits, independent oversight and bond tax rates estimated not to exceed the current rate?
Below are some highlights for 2018/2019 from the Citizen's Oversight Comittee's report from July 2019.
|Site||Project||Budget (millions)||Completion Date|
|El Carmelo||New Multipurpose Building||$11.1||2023|
|Escondido||New Multipurpose Building||$15.9||2024|
|Walter Hays||New Multipurpose Building||$1.6||2024|
|Gunn||Titan Gym AC||$2.0||2020|
|Gunn||Building A, B & K Renovation||$19.5||2024|
|Paly||Tower Building Renovation||$20.1||2024|
|Paly||HW/CW Piping Replacement||$5.2||2020|