BOND MEASURE B Passed in June 2008
Measure B, a 67.1% voter-approved $198 million school facilities bond, will provide funds needed to continue to renovate and modernize Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High Schools.
Measure B funds will be used to
- Create a dedicated Technology Fund that will allow the district to upgrade and maintain classroom computers and related technology;
- Build new science labs;
- Construct the new classrooms needed to avoid overcrowding;
- Replace aging heating, lighting, plumbing and electrical systems;
- Improve energy efficiency at each high school;
- Create classrooms/labs designed for career and technical education classes that supplement traditional college preparatory courses;
- Upgrade and improve athletic facilities and fields;
- Improve campus safety and security;
- Upgrade and improve emergency communications systems; and
- Add solar power and make the dollars now spent on utility bills available to support classroom programs
BOND MEASURE H Passed in April 1998
Our Facilities Modernization Program began with the passage of a $144 million bond measure on April 14, 1998 with 79% approval. All classrooms at our five high schools—Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista—have been modernized, providing an environment more conducive to teaching and learning. Each high school has a new library building or an updated, modern library facility. Student-centered facilities have been modernized including drama and music areas along with gyms and locker rooms (Monta Vista High School work is still in progress). Several new buildings have been constructed including field houses (gym without bleachers) on two campuses and a very large gym/classroom building on one campus. The District has added an additional 160,000 square feet of classroom/library/gym space.
CUPERTINO HIGH SCHOOL
The front of the school has changed dramatically with the new arch entrance that mirrors the design of the new field house.Every instructional classroom has been remodeled and updated. New facilities include an eight-classroom science building, field house (practice gym), dance studio, and swimming pool. Other key venues that were remodeled include a performing arts theatre, gym/locker rooms, library, cafeteria, and administration building. The physical and instructional environment has been dramatically improved for students and staff.
FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL
The eighty-year-old campus has been wonderfully transformed. A sparkling new library and state-of-the-art music building have been constructed and older buildings have been updated and remodeled. The addition of an Olympic sized swimming pool and pool house complete this evolution to a world-class campus while maintaining the integrity of the historic main buildingThe school has the feel of a college campus with the new amphitheater and arched library building in the center of the campus.
HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL
All classroom areas, the cafeteria, gymnasiums, and auditorium have been renovated, and a new library, swimming pool, and music building addition have been completed. In 2006 a scoreboard was added in the aquatics center, an impressive mural and acoustics were added to the gymnasium, and a state-of-the-art sound system was installed in the auditorium.The new library is stunning with one wall of glass facing the oak tree in the quad in front of the school.
LYNBROOK HIGH SCHOOL
All instructional spaces have been remodeled, providing new and improved facilities in the core curricular areas, as well as in the support areas, including the library, gymnasiums (including new field house), swimming pool, locker rooms, auditorium, drama, and music room. The new library building on the back of the campus beautifully mirrors the design of the other school buildings.
MONTA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
In fall 2007, the school completed renovation of the administration building, ASB office, career center and the cafeteria, bringing to close an eight-year modernization project. Already completed were the new visual and performing arts building and a 33,000 square foot complex housing a new gym and fourteen new classrooms. An expanded library media center and renovated auditorium opened in September 2005. New athletic facilities, including a new swimming pool and a renovated gymnasium, opened in the fall 2006. The renovated auditorium and library are outstanding facilities.