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The initial focus of the Measure H Bond program is to improve the safety and infrastructure of the district's existing school campuses. On May 8th, 2019 the Board of Trustees approved the budget for the use of the bond funds towards this goal. Once completed, the remaining funds will focus on school modernization for the classroom. Also included in the budget is the solar program and the new performing arts center for the district.
HUSD Solar Program
Under the Measure H bond program, the district is implementing a three-phased construction of solar arrays at the majority of our campuses. These solar installations, once completed, will provide nearly 100 percent of the district's electricity needs. As a result of this commitment by the Board of Trustees, HUSD has been named a leader in green energy for California.
Summer 2019 Measure H Projects
Over the summer break, the district completed 11 projects at eight campuses. These projects included roof replacements, exterior painting, fire alarm, public address, and clock system replacements to address needed improvements in safety and infrastructure for these schools.
Facilities Master Plan
The Facilities Master Plan, created in 2004, outlined a 20-year plan to invest in necessary repairs and upgrades to our schools. Measure I in 2008, and Measure L in 2014, initiated the process of addressing identified needs, but major facility repairs and upgrades still need immediate attention. Measure H, a $381.7 million bond measure, was placed on the November 6, 2018 ballot and passed by a vote of 72%. Measure H will provide funding to continue addressing needs identified in the Facilities Master Plan, as well as complete facility upgrade projects already in progress.
Measure H Program Scope and Budget
The following budget for the use of the Measure H Bond Program was presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees at the May 8th, 2019 board workshop. This budget includes allocations for previously board-approved development projects, including the district's ongoing solar installation plans, the development of the district performing arts center, Lorin Eden Elementary, and Winton Middle School modernization projects.
At the May 8th meeting, the board also approved 11 Quick Start projects for immediate attention to occur over the 2019 summer school break. The remaining bond funds were then allocated toward infrastructure Improvements needed across the schools of the district to bring them into a state prepared for the final allocation of classroom refresh.
At the September 11th, 2019 board workshop, the Board of Trustees approved a proposed 3-phase plan to address the infrastructure improvement projects for the district. They also approved the creation of a Modernization Committee to be formed to help plan how the classroom modernization refresh projects should proceed to bring maximum value to the students and teachers of HUSD.
As of March 2023, the budget and timetable for the program were updated to reflect changes to both due to market, interest, and contingencies on completed projects to date. These are reflected below: