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ARUSD Bond Expenditures Survey
Voters have approved three Alum Rock Union School District (ARUSD) bond measures since 2008 to pay for facility repairs, facility acquisitions and/or building facilities. ARUSD currently has $6 million in bond funds available. The ARUSD Board of Trustees is authorized to sell more bonds and is considering selling an additional $35 million dollars worth.
This survey is an opportunity for you to voice your opinion regarding how ARUSD bond funds should be spent. Survey results will be shared with the ARUSD Board of Trustees, ARUSD administration, the ARUSD Citizens Oversight Committee, the ARUSD Bonds, Facilities, and Finance Subcommittee, and will be posted on the District 5 United website and social media for the public.
FROM THE MERCURY NEWS
“In 2015, the ARUSD Board
approved constructing new multipurpose rooms at Fischer and George middle schools and renovating a gym near Mathson Middle.” - 5/27/2017 article.
“The Alum Rock Union School District plans to wait until June 2018 to replace heating systems and install air conditioning at Arbuckle, Cureton and McCollam elementary schools.” - 5/27/2017 article.
At a recent ARUSD Citizens Oversight Committee for bonds it was reported that there are five schools that need heating and air conditioning installed, repaired or replaced at an estimated cost of $20 Million. This figure does not include the costs for needed repairs to roofs, bathrooms, and other infrastructure needs at multiple school sites.
ARUSD has 7 middle schools at 5 sites. The costs for constructing two new multi-purpose buildings are estimated at $20 - $35 Million. The approved new buildings would provide gyms for 5 schools at 3 sites, serving multiple purposes at each site.
The building design for Fisher Middle School is focused on sports and includes a gym with a regulation Basketball court, classrooms, office space, community meeting space with a kitchen, and an indoor/outdoor stage.
Specific designs for George Middle School are not yet available. The focus will be on performance space in line with the school’s focus on Visual and Performing Arts. It will include an indoor/outdoor performance venue, additional office space, and meeting space for the community.
The existing Mathson Middle School multi-purpose building needs an estimated $6.6 million in renovations to bring the overall building up to code and includes a gym, classrooms, offices, and meeting rooms.
On what projects should ARUSD spend voter-authorized bond funds? Select up to two options. Responses that include more than two options will not be included in survey results.
Install, replace or repair heating and air conditioning at schools that need it.
Repair of other school infrastructure that impacts health and safety, such as restrooms, plumbing, gas lines, and roofs.
Construction of a new multi-purpose building at Fischer Middle School and another at George Middle School.
Renovate an existing multi-purpose building at Mathson Middle School.
2. Optional: When should the ARUSD Bonds, Facilities, and Finance Subcommittee
meetings be held for maximum community input? The subcommittee currently meets at noon on weekdays.
During regular business hours (M – F, 9am to 5pm).
After regular business hours (Weekday evenings, at or after 6pm).
3. Optional: Please note any additional comments you have regarding the use of ARUSD bond funds?
Would you like to receive the results of this survey, and other important information, from District 5 United via email?
What is your email address? Responses without a valid email address will not be included in survey results.
6. Optional: What is your name?
What is your street address or cross street? For example, “1234 Main St” or “East Hills and White”. Responses without a street address or cross street will not be included in survey results.
What is your zip code? Responses without a zip code will not be included in survey results.