Measure E Bond
MVLA is proud to offer innovative, award-winning academic programs that prepare our students for college and jobs of the future. Our high schools rank amongst the best in the state and the nation, yet years of sustained enrollment growth mean we face significant overcrowding. Additionally, aging classrooms, labs and student support facilities at each of our campuses are in need of repair and modernization to meet 21st-century educational standards.
In 2017-18, Mountain View Los Altos High School District (MVLA) worked closely with our community to complete a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan to address facilities’ needs and sustained enrollment growth in our schools. Through regular public board meetings, site meetings and a district-wide survey, we worked with our community to develop a long-term solution for current and future students. As a result of this process, we know that a local source of funding is needed.
In February, the MVLA Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a $295-million bond measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot. Measure E passed with 66% of the vote. This proposed local source of funding will help combat growing enrollment in our district and upgrade aging classrooms, labs and school facilities. Based on what we have heard from our students, parents, teachers and community, priority projects funded by this bond measure will include:
- Adding classrooms to accommodate growing student enrollment and prevent overcrowding
- Providing facilities to expand programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and math
- Updating aging classrooms and replacing old roofs, outdated plumbing and inefficient wiring and electrical systems to meet modern safety standards
- Expanding libraries, cafeterias and other student support facilities to accommodate growing student enrollment
- Equipping classrooms and labs with 21st-century learning technology