Bond sales OK on GGUSD board agenda

NEW CAFETERIA design for La Quinta and Pacifica high schools (GGUSD photo),

NEW CAFETERIA design for La Quinta and Pacifica high schools (GGUSD photo),

A resolution on the issuance and sales of up to $90 million in school modernization bonds will be on the agenda of Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education.

Approval of the resolution will be a first step toward using the $311 million in bonds approved by voters in November 2016 toward the upgrading and renovation of district facilities and school campuses across the GGUSD, which serves most of Garden Grove and parts of Westminster and several other cities.

GGUSDlogoMeasure P won the support of 76.3 percent of voters. An earlier bond issue, Measure A, was approved by voters in 2010 and brought close to $500 million in funds for school improvements from a combination of bond sales and other related grants.

Measure A effects included:

  • heating and air conditioning work at many campuses
  • seismic safety retrofitting and construction
  • compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • drought-tolerant landscaping
  • campus security measures.

La Quinta and Pacifica high school campuses are undergoing dramatic reconstruction. A new football stadium is being built at Garden Grove High School, and the 1500-seat Don Wash Auditorium on that campus is also in the process of a facelift which will include a new lobby area and a modern air-conditioning and heating system.

The Measure P funds will continue and expand on much of the work begun with Measure A, including a new football stadium at Bolsa Grande High School.

The GGUSD board will meet at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. The regular meeting will be preceded by a study session at 5 p.m. and a closed session at 5:30 p.m.

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