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Info About Measure MM

 
Dear Monrovia Unified School District Community,

On Wednesday, August 10th, the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution that places a school facilities improvement measure on the November 8 ballot.
 
If passed, funds generated by the measure would address several key projects outlined in the resolution. These include addressing critical infrastructure like roofs and HVAC units, interiors and exteriors of buildings and classrooms, as well as other areas such as field spaces, parking lots, and walkways at each of our schools and other districts facilities.
 
In 2019, the Board of Education hired an architecture firm to analyze the condition of our schools and facilities, some of which are nearly 100 years old. The report identified several “priority projects” that must be addressed.
 
The proposed measure MM also includes funding to address several other areas to improve our schools and the quality of education our students receive. With the safety of our students being of paramount importance, it is crucial that we maintain the level of safety and security that is called for in today’s world.  It is also vital that our classrooms and facilities ensure that we continue providing students with a learning experience that will prepare them for college and their careers.
 
Funds would also go toward enhancing safety and security and improving aging classrooms, labs, learning spaces, and other facilities to accommodate 21st-century learning methods, career-technical education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
 
The measure seeks voter approval for the issuance of $75 million in general obligation bonds, based on a projected tax rate of 3 cents per $100 ($30 per $100,000) of a property’s assessed valuation, not the market value of the property. To the median homeowner in our community, this would cost approximately $130 to $135 per year for as long as bonds are outstanding.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ryan D. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent