General Obligation Bonds, or G.O. Bonds, provide an opportunity for school districts to raise sufficient funds to address facility needs. Typically these funds are used for modernization, new construction, expansion or re-design of programs, and addressing other facilities issues which often arise in school districts with older buildings and infrastructure. The sale of G.O. Bonds allows us to address projects like these in our own district. For this reason we are placing a Ballot Proposition on the November Ballot asking the community for support in the issuance of $28,000,000 of bonds.
To this end, theLemon GroveSchool Districthas identified a number of maintenance needs as well as some opportunities to better serve students and provide for their safety and comfort. Besides upgradingADAaccessibility, we are going to improve auditoriums and play areas at the elementary schools as well as modernize the locker rooms and create fitness centers at the middle schools. Shade structures will be installed at all district schools, and we are planning to modernize the district’s relocatable classrooms.
As we continue to align our curriculum with state standards and provide for a more rigorous middle school experience, new science labs will be built at both middle schools.Lemon GroveMiddle Schoolwill also be reconfigured to host a specialized program in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Finally, we are planning to construct a joint-use library/media center to serve all eight schools and the community ofLemon Grove. Although housed atLemon GroveMiddle School, library services at the shared-use library will be provided by theCountyofSan Diego.
Proposed project list:
(a) expand theVistaLa MesaElementary School(Certificates of Participation);