Measure V is a $136 million general obligation bond approved by voters in 2020 to repair LMSVSD’s aging facilities, improve student safety and campus security, and upgrade classrooms, labs, facilities, and technology to support student achievement.
The measure provides for several key improvements, including:
- Upgrade older schools so they meet current health codes, building safety codes and provide proper access for students with disabilities
- Provide the modern classrooms, labs and technology needed to support high-quality instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
- Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing, sewer, and electrical systems where needed as well as remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead pipes from older schools
- Improve student safety and campus security systems, including security fencing, locks and cameras, emergency communication systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers
- Provide the modern classrooms and facilities needed to support high-quality instruction in core subjects like reading and writing
- Upgrade classrooms and computer systems to keep pace with technology
Measure V received nearly two-thirds approval; 55 percent was required to pass the measure. The annual cost to taxpayers will be approximately $24 per $100,000 of assessed value, not market value. This would be approximately $73 per year for typical homeowners in the LMSVSD boundaries.
By law, all funds raised by Measure V would remain local and used to improve La Mesa-Spring Valley schools, classrooms, and facilities; funds cannot be taken away by the State. Funds cannot be used for salaries or pensions. An independent citizens’ bond oversight committee will review expenditures and provide reports to the community to ensure all funds are spent as promised.