• BOND MEASURE G
    MILL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    To upgrade classrooms, science labs and learning technology in Mill Valley elementary and middle schools; repair/replace leaky roofs/windows, improve accessibility for students with disabilities; add solar and replace outdated/inefficient heating, ventilation, electrical/plumbing systems; shall Mill Valley School District’s measure to issue $194,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates be adopted, raising approximately $9,300,000 annually while bonds are outstanding averaging 2.6¢ per $100 of assessed value, with oversight, annual audits and all funds improving local schools?

    Measure G FAQs

    Timelines

    Mill Valley School District and its Board, based on its 2022 Board meeting schedule, will follow the steps listed below:  

     

    February 10, 2022  

    MVSD Board approved Resolution 12-21/22 ordering an election to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds, establishing specifications of the election order and requesting consolidation with other elections.  

    August, 2022

    MVSD began the recruitment and application process of Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) applicants.

    September 15, 2022

    MVSD Board entered the Measure G election results by the adoption of Resolution 04-22/23;

    September 15, 2022

    MVSD Board adopted Resolution 02-22/23 to establish CBOC, and adopt CBOC Bylaws.

    October 13, 2022

    MVSD Board approved a Request for Qualifications and Proposal (RFQP) for the appointment of Construction Management Services.  

    October 17 & 24, 2022

    RFQP Advertisement  

    November 3, 2022

    MVSD will appoint members to CBOC.

    Week of November 14. 2022

    MVSD will conduct the interview process to hire Construction Management Services.

    November 21, 2022

    Notice of Intent to Award a contract for Construction Management Services.

    December 12, 2022

    MVSD Board will be asked to approve the award and contract for Construction Management Services.

     

    Updating Aging Classrooms and Facilities in Mill Valley Schools

    Mill Valley School District (MVSD) provides exemplary educational programs for students in local elementary and middle schools. Dedicated teachers and staff are committed to developing well-rounded, globally-minded students and academically preparing them for high school, college and beyond. Outstanding schools that nurture successful students improve the quality of life in our community and protect the property value of our homes. 

     

    Repairing Aging Schools for High-Quality EducationMVMS Students in the Classroom

    Over the past two years, Mill Valley schools have adapted to challenging circumstances in order to continue providing a quality education to local students. Another challenge we must meet is upgrading our aging facilities to meet modern academic, ADA and safety standards. Most Mill Valley schools are between 40 and 100 years old, and our classrooms, labs and school facilities need to be updated to meet current academic and safety standards.

     

    In particular, Mill Valley Middle School, which serves all students as they advance from elementary to middle school, was built in 1972 and its aging infrastructure is not designed for 21st century teaching and learning. Significant upgrades are needed to modernize science, technology, engineering and math classrooms and labs, and to enable collaboration, project-based learning and high levels of student support. Outdated electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems need to be replaced, and upgrades are needed to improve accessibility, energy efficiency, and earthquake and fire safety.

     

    Dedicated Local Funding for School Improvements

    In order to keep pace with academic standards and keep local students safe, on February 10, 2022, the MVSD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a local school improvement bond measure, Measure G, on the June 2022 ballot that could generate up to $194 million to repair and improve local schools.   On February 10, 2022, the Board adopted Resolution No. 12-21/22 ordering a school bond election and authorizing the necessary actions to place a bond measure on the June 2022 ballot (“Measure G”).   Measure G was placed on the ballot for the June 7, 2022, primary election and passed by over two-thirds of the votes.  

     

    The District Board of Trustees passed Resolution 04-22/23 declaring Measure G approved at its meeting on September 15, 2022.  Also at this meeting, the Board approved Resolution 02-22/23 authorizing the establishment of a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).  The District is accepting applications for committee members and will appoint the committee at the November 2022 board meeting.  This measure will cost about $26 per $100,000 of a property’s assessed value (not market value) per year. This measure will:

     

    • Repair and replace leaky roofs and windows and outdated electrical and plumbing systems
    • Expand and upgrade science, technology, engineering and math classrooms, labs and learning technology to meet current instructional standards
    • Improve accessibility for students with disabilities
    • Add solar panels and improve energy efficiency throughout the District
    • Replace outdated heating and ventilation systems to improve air filtration and indoor air quality
    • Improve earthquake and fire safety

     

    Student and Teacher Working

    Mandatory Fiscal Accountability

    A local school improvement bond measure requires mandatory fiscal accountability, including:

    • All funds raised by the measure would stay local to support Mill Valley students and could not be taken by the State
    • A project list detailing how the funds would be used
    • Funds can only be used for facilities, not for salaries or benefits
    • An independent citizens’ oversight committee and independent audits to ensure funds are spent as promised
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    We Value Your Input

    To share your opinions, priorities, or to ask questions, please contact Anna Russell at arussell@mvschools.org.

     

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