Although it appears that our schools are in good shape based on achievements by our students, our school facilities need to be improved. The Ventura Unified School District covers an area of approximately 165 square miles in western Ventura County and includes the City of Ventura and surrounding areas. With an enrollment of over 15,000 students, the District has 28 schools with education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and Adult School.
Faced with aging classrooms and a need to bring school facilities up to current standards, the District has placed Measure E on the November 2022 ballot that would upgrade, modernize and renovate the outdated schools.
The following information is provided to assist the community in understanding the facts behind Measure E and how its passage may affect the District and its residents.
- What is Measure E?
- Why did the District place Measure E on the ballot?
- How did the District come up with the project list for Measure E?
- Has VUSD passed a school improvement measure before?
- Why can’t the District meet its facilities needs with its current budget?
- How common are school improvement measures? Have neighboring districts also passed these measures?
- What is a G.O. bond?
- What will the passage of Measure E mean for our students and the community?
- What will happen if Measure E does not pass?
- What will Measure E cost?
- How can I be sure that Measure E funds will be spent on improving our local schools?