BOND PROCESS UPDATE
Lemoore Union Elementary District Board of Trustees has been engaged in discussions regarding a potential bond measure for the November 2018 ballot. After careful consideration of a variety of research, community survey, and feedback from input-gathering sessions with staff and the community, the Board took action on the decision of a bond at their regular Board meeting on July 17, 2018.
We will be sharing with you the progress of the bond in the next few months of newsletters, as well as post Bond Process Updates on our Web Page. We will include updates for you to learn more information related to the steps of the bond process.
Survey Results – Isom Advisors conducted a live telephone survey with the Lemoore community, as requested by the District at the May 8, 2018 Board meeting. This was requested so that the Board and District leadership could receive input from voters related to their support of the districts need to address several facilities needs as identified as part of the Facilities Master Plan completed during the 2017/18 School year. The Board received the detailed findings of the General Obligation Bond Survey at the Board meeting on June 19, 2018. Responses received from those that participated in the survey, assisted the Board in identifying positive support for a school bond being placed on the November 2018 ballot.
Bond Measure Approved - During the first 2018/2019 regular monthly Board meeting for the Board of Trustees, on July 17, 2018, the Board unanimously (5-0) voted to approve a bond measure for the Lemoore Union Elementary School District to be on the November 6, 2018 ballot. The elections office has accepted our bond submission and we have been assigned Measure D for the 2018 election ballot.
Campaign Committee - A campaign committee has been organized to assist the District with communication and information-sharing related to the upcoming bond measure D.
About the Bond- The Board has discussed facilities needs and anticipated enrollment growth in a series of community forums and Board workshops. Those conversations, in addition to the priorities of Lemoore residents that participated in the telephone poll surveys, have assisted the Board and District staff to establish the areas of focus that bond-funded projects would include:
- Construct a new elementary school to reduce student overcrowding
- Replace outdated heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, and lighting systems to be more energy efficient
- Renovate, repair, the interior and/or exterior of existing outdated classrooms, restrooms, library/media centers and school facilities
As part of the plan to meet the capacity needs of our growing school populations, the District will take these innovative, bold steps to support staff and students at all learning levels.
The District will continue to share information about the bond measure as it comes available. We will utilize our website page titled Bond Development Process in order for our staff and families to learn the latest!