Measure Q Overview
On November 8, 2016, voters of the Huntington Beach City School District passed the Measure Q Bond to support the facilities needs of our community's schools. Proposition 39 allows the District to sell $159,850,000 through a series of four bond sales over the next 12 years. Facilities improvements will be implemented in phases in accordance with the District-wide priorities established through a facility needs assessment process.
Planning and design for Phase 1 projects will begin immediately. Facilities improvements under Phase 1 concentrate largely on renovating and converting space at the District's existing campuses into 21st Century learning environments. HBCSD is a champion of 21st Century learning and teaching methodologies and will be investing a significant portion of monies from the first bond sale to upgrading school facilities in alignment with these principles and the ultimate goal of student success.
- Priority 1: Renovate all classrooms into 21st Century learning environments, seismic upgrades (AB 300), ADA upgrades, electrical upgrades, hazardous materials abatement, and roof replacements
- Priority 2: Multipurpose and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) labs at the middle schools, LED lighting and lighting controls, and site access/circulation improvements
- Priority 3: Repurpose libraries to learning commons and facade improvements
- Priority 4: Portable-to-Permanent (P2P) initiative, and safety and security point-of-entry/exit at administration buildings
"To construct science, technology, engineering, and mathematics labs, repair or replace leaky roofs, renovate deteriorating plumbing/sewer systems, upgrade inadequate electrical systems, construct, renovate, modernize, equip classrooms, restrooms and other school facilities and to improve the quality of education at local schools; shall Huntington Beach City School District issue $159,850,000 of bonds at legal rates, with annual audits, and have an independent citizens' oversight committee with no money for administrative salaries or taken by the state"
As a result of Measure Q's passage, the HBCSD Board of Education will establish an independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Measure Q Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee shall inform the public concerning the expenditure of Measure Q bond revenues.