$311 mill bond issue before GG board

A BOND ISSUE to modernize schools will be on the agenda for Tuesday's GGUSD board meeting.

A BOND ISSUE to modernize schools will be on the agenda for Tuesday’s GGUSD board meeting.

Another modernization school bond issue election will likely be coming to the Garden Grove Unified School District. At Tuesday’s meeting of the GGUSD Board of Education, a vote is expected to put the matter on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

The bond issue, the second since 2010, would be for approximately $311 million. If approved, the bonds would go toward several uses, especially air conditioning in district schools and replacing the stadium at Bolsa Grande High School. Other uses would include:

  • building electrical system updates
  • seismic safety improvements
  • roof replacements
  • updates to classroom, science lab and instructional technology
  • improvements to other athletic facilities.

According to the GGUSD, the annual property tax paid for the bonds is estimated at $34 per $100,000 of assessed valuation, which works out to $8 per month for the typical homeowner.

If approved by the board, the Garden Grove district will join the Westminster School District and the Ocean View School District as local public school systems holding bond issue elections this fall.

The board meets at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Education Center at 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove.

The GGUSD is a K-12 system serving most of Garden Grove as well as portions of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

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