Help Us Fix Our Local Public Schools (Literally!)

SAVE THE DATE: Please plan to attend the Wednesday evening, May 22nd Capistrano Unified School District Board Meeting to show community support for the district’s proposed general obligation bond to be placed on the March 2020 ballot to repair our deteriorating local public schools. Later this month, we will provide more specifics about the bond and share ways to contact the district as well if you cannot make to the meeting. Please arrive by 6:45 pm to complete a public comment card. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Cards are located in the back of the meeting room. Public comments are typically limited to 3 minutes per speaker. It is suggested that you speak as an individual and not part of a political party.

Capistrano Unified School District: 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Meeting will be held in the District Office Boardroom

BACKGROUND: Our local schools are in dire need of our help. Faulty air conditioning, plumbing, electrical wiring and more need repair. On June 15, 2017, the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) authorized an organization named Kitchell to conduct a series of Facilities Condition Assessments for 57 schools to obtain complete building and property deficiency evaluations, propose corrective and maintenance recommendations and prepare budget estimates for the corrective work for each campus. The findings, which were prepared independently of the District by engineers and architects, has been used as a basis to develop a strategy to implement necessary repairs, alterations, and improvements

An estimated minimum of $100 million dollars is needed to fix the crumbling infrastructure at all public elementary, middle and high schools in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, most of Dana Point and a small portion of San Juan Capistrano. The amounts are only for basic repairs and not for the purpose of new construction. Please read complete report here and the Executive Summary here.

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