The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place Measure RR on the November 3, 2020 ballot to address the significant and unfunded needs of Los Angeles public school facilities that are currently estimated at more than $50 billion.
Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities—and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. More specifically, the Bond Project List (outlined below) provides for the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure and such proceeds shall be applied only to those specific purposes. Listed projects will be completed as needed at a particular school facility or school facility site owned by the District.
All expenditures of revenue generated by Measure RR wold be subject to review and oversight by an independent citizens’ oversight committee. The District’s established School Construction Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee (the “Committee”) will continue to be the single statutory oversight committee for this measure and all previous bond measures approved by the voters and requiring such a committee.
The funds from Measure RR would be allocated in the following ways for the following purposes:
|Upgrade and/or retrofit old and outdated school campuses to create 21st century learning environments while upgrading earthquake safety and environmental sustainability
|Upgrade deteroriating and outdated school building systems, grounds, furniture, and equipment to reduce safety hazards, complete necessary upgrades in schools, and provide clean, renewable energy improvements
|Ensure buildings are fully compliant with accessibility standards, meeting the needs of all students and staff and making them accessible to the entire community
|Enhance and expand learning, wellness, and athletic/recreational opportunities, and provide a more energy/water efficient environment
|Provide safe, upgraded early childhood education facilities by constructing outdoor learning classrooms, replacing deteriorating school building systems, and/or provide additional capacity by rehabilitating closed centers and/or reconstructing existing spaces to meet early education standards
|Replace/upgrade adult and career centers so they are safe, functional, support 21st century learning, and align with regional industry sectors and career pathways
|Upgrade, modernize and/or construct charter school facilities
|Replace/upgrade aging, undersized, inadequate school cafeterias
|Improve school safety, security, network, and emergency communications systems
|Furnish and equip schools with 21st century learning technologies, and upgrade/install technology infrastructure, information systems, hardward and software
|Replace outdated and inefficient school buses to meet 21st century environmental and safety standards
|Ensure oversight and accountability of bond expenditures
Source: Full Text of Measure RR