Carrying the Truth of San Leandro Youth

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Carrying the Truth of San Leandro Youth

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Carrying the Truth of San Leandro Youth

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Measure J

Learn What This New Bond Can Bring to SLUSD

For the past couple of months there have been many changes happening within the schools of SLUSD with Measure N, a $198M bond to improve schools in the district, that was passed in March, 2020. On March 5, San Leandro residents will vote on a new $174M bond for the district. 

Part of Measure J’s goal is to renovate much of the district. If passed, it will replace the intercom/bell system and many roofs, as well as bring updates to all technology for compatibility with industry advances. All schools except Roosevelt, McKinley and Bancroft will also see the installation of new turf fields or improvements to their current turf fields. 

For all elementary schools across the district, Measure J will construct and equip new transitional kindergarten classrooms, learning spaces and play areas. It will also improve outdoor areas, including playgrounds, outdoor learning, meeting areas and landscaping.

Measure J will also bring many things to San Leandro High such as a new library, music, and student union building. This bond will improve the rest of the school by renovating and modernizing the flooring, windows, doors, lighting and paint in classrooms. 

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The first floor of this new building will include a pizza kitchen/cafe food prep room, a group studios/makers lab, music classrooms and a student center that’s open to the second floor. The second floor will have computer labs, a smaller group studios room, the new library and a room for student ASB/Club Makers.

Measure J will also reconfigure and reconstruct SLHS’s entrance and administrative offices to improve campus safety, security and ADA accessibility to classrooms and restrooms. 

Additionally, it will also be fixing the plumbing, sewer lines, gas lines and electrical systems throughout the schools. The measure will also make health and safety improvements, such as seismic reinforcements (strengthening buildings for earthquakes) and removal of hazardous materials.

The bond will only go into effect if 55% of the voters vote “yes” for Measure J. 

More information can be found here and here.

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