LBUSD Board Calls for November Bond Election – Measure E

In response to strong public support for repairing aging schools, the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education today approved the placement of a $1.5 billion school repair and safety bond measure on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot.

The ballot measure will require approval by at least 55 percent of voters who cast ballots on that day.
A recent phone survey showed that more than seven out of ten voters in the school district believe that LBUSD has a significant need for additional funding to modernize and improve campuses. Priority projects include health and safety-related repairs such as electrical upgrades to add energy-efficient air conditioning systems.

“This November, local voters will have an opportunity to decide whether LBUSD schools will receive needed improvements to meet 21st Century safety and environmental standards,” Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser said. “After years of reduced state funding for school facilities, we cannot wait any longer. We have a lot of work to do in schools that are 50, 60 and 70 years old."
June 23, 2016