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2022 School Improvement Bond » SSFUSD School Improvement Bond Measure

SSFUSD School Improvement Bond Measure

Providing Quality Education in All Schools

South San Francisco Unified School District’s (SSFUSD) mission is to graduate responsible, productive, and environmentally aware citizens who have the academic and social skills necessary to contribute to a changing global society. We pride ourselves on our quality instructional program defined by a challenging and creative curriculum that serves our diverse population.
 

Aging Classrooms, Labs, and Facilities

We are proud of the high-quality academic performance in our neighborhood schools, but the quality and condition of the school facilities have not kept pace. Many of SSFUSD’s schools were built for a different era of education and require repairs and upgrades. It is time to make important repairs and upgrades to our schools, facilities, and classroom technology, so we can continue to serve our students and community for decades to come.
 

Local Funding to Improve South San Francisco Schools 

On June 23, 2022, the SSFUSD board of education voted to place a local school improvement bond measure on the November 2022 ballot that could generate up to $436 million to repair and improve local schools. This measure would cost 6 cents per $100 of assessed value (not market value) per year, while bonds are outstanding. If approved by local voters, this measure would: 
  • Repair or replace deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems and leaky roofs;

  • Equip schools with 21st-century learning technology;

  • Modernize classrooms, restrooms and school facilities;

  • Upgrade inadequate electrical systems and replace heating and ventilation systems;

  • Construct or renovate performing arts centers;

  • Construct local affordable rental housing for teachers and staff; and

  • Make health, safety and security improvements, including fencing, additional security cameras and door locks 
 

Fiscal Accountability Features 

Bond measures require certain taxpayer protections and fiscal accountability provisions: 
  • All funds would stay local to support SSFUSD students and could not be taken by the state.

  • By law, none of the funds could be used for administrators’ salaries or benefits.

  • The measure requires citizens’ oversight, independent audits, and a detailed project list to ensure funds are spent properly.
 

We Value Your Input

We welcome your feedback and questions, as we consider our options to meet current facility needs. To share your opinions and priorities or to ask questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Ted O at tedo[at]ssfusd.org.
 
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