WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
2009 MEASURE W SCHOOL BOND INFORMATION
Measure W School Bond Overview
Welcome to the Measure W school bond website hosted by the Whittier Union High School District. This website provides factual information about Measure W, the school bond measure approved by WUHSD voters on November 4, 2008. Measure W will provide $75 million for modernization projects for district schools. Measure W funds will supplement Measure C and other state and federal grant programs which have been used for facility modernization and new construction since 1999.
Dollars generated by Measure W will provide projects that may include the following:
Build classrooms including vocational, career, technical classrooms and facilities, and science labs
Upgrade and improve heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and energy systems
Upgrade security, safety lighting, landscaping, irrigation, and playing fields
Improve handicapped access to school facilities
Improve athletic facilities, including stadiums
Furnish and equip school facilities
Perform necessary site preparation/restoration inconnection with new construction, renovation or deferred maintenance of school facilitites
Address unforeseen conditions revealed by construction or emergency repairs (e.g. plumbing or gas line breaks, seismic, structural, asbestos and other hazardous materials)
Under state law, bond money can only be used for acquiring, constructing, or improving school facilities, and furniture and equipment. Bond funds will be deposited into a special account held and monitored by the Los Angeles County Treasurer to ensure proper fund allocation, and are subject to independent annual financial and performance audits open to public scrutiny. Also, a Citizens Oversight Committee has been established to assure the appropriate expenditure of Measure W funds.
The use of Measure W funds for teacher and administrator salaries or operating expenses unrelated to bond measure projects is strictly prohibited.
For additional information about Measure W, simply select the links appearing on the left of the screen.