What are current examples of the District’s greatest needs

  • Over 500 schools serving approximately 380,000 students need to be comprehensively modernized to provide equity between newer schools and older, aging schools;
  • Approximately 500 school buildings at schools serving more than 175,000 students, need to be evaluated for earthquake safety and many will need to be retrofitted, modernized or replaced for earthquake safety;
  • Approximately 500 schools need new or updated science labs, as well as expanded and renovated art, music, and performing arts spaces;
  • Nine million square feet of school roofs and 38,000 school heating ventilation and air conditioning units are old, unreliable, and need replacement;
  • Hundreds of schools require a camera/buzzer system to provide a secure, controlled, entry point to help keep them safe and secure;
  • Over 500 schools need public address and intercommunications systems replaced now;
  • Schools now need COVID-19 adaptations such as well-ventilated spaces, hand sanitizing stations, touchless faucets, automatic flush urinals and toilets, motion sensor hand dryers, touchless/hands-free/automatic doors, and physical barriers such as clear plastic sneeze guards to help keep students, teachers and staff safe: