Measure RR

Los Angeles Unified School District Infrastructure Bond

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LOS ANGELES USD—Would authorize the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to issue $7 billion in bonds to update classrooms, labs, and technology for 21st century learning; reduce asbestos, earthquake, water quality hazards; and replace/renovate aging school classrooms and buildings, with independent audits, citizens’ oversight, and no funds for administrative salaries. Measure RR requires at least 55% of voters approving to pass.

Fiscal Impact: Would raise an estimated $329.53 million annually until approximately 2055, levying approximately 2.174 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of property to be taxed.

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Proponents of Measure RR argue that more than 70% of Los Angeles public-school buildings were built more than 50 years ago, and many are deteriorating and do not meet today's standards for learning and safety. They also argue that the measure will allow all students access to distance learning when necessary so that every student has the opportunity to grow and succeed.

A YES vote on this measure means: The Los Angeles Unified School District would be authorized to issue $7 billion in general obligation bonds for the purposes included in the measure. (Campaign Website)


Opponents of Measure RR argue that taxpayers have already invested tens of billions of dollars into school facilities since 1997, and the money that ought to be going into the classroom is going into other programs.

A NO vote on this measure means: The Los Angeles Unified School District would not be authorized to issue $7 billion in general obligation bonds for the purposes included in the measure.

In Depth
In Depth:

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:

Priorities Spending Target
Upgrade and/or retrofit old and outdated school campuses to create 21st century learning environments while upgrading earthquake safety and environmental sustainability $2,980,000,000
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 $1,530,000,000
Ensure buildings are fully compliant with accessibility standards, meeting the needs of all students and staff and making them accessible to the entire community $430,000,000
Enhance and expand learning, wellness, and athletic/recreational opportunities, and provide a more energy/water efficient environment $300,400,000
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 $130,300,000
Replace/upgrade adult and career centers so they are safe, functional, support 21st century learning, and align with regional industry sectors and career pathways $130,300,000
Upgrade, modernize and/or construct charter school facilities $450,000,000
Replace/upgrade aging, undersized, inadequate school cafeterias $195,500,000
Improve school safety, security, network, and emergency communications systems $375,000,000
Furnish and equip schools with 21st century learning technologies, and upgrade/install technology infrastructure, information systems, hardward and software $405,000,000
Replace outdated and inefficient school buses to meet 21st century environmental and safety standards $33,500,000
Ensure oversight and accountability of bond expenditures $40,000,000


Source: Full Text of Measure RR

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