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2 Student Achievement Is on the Rise Our District provides a quality, well-rounded education for students Student achievement on statewide exams has steadily improved over the last four years Over the last couple of years our students and teachers have demonstrated exemplary work resulting in several Academic Excellence Awards for: – Elementary Staff Development – 2013 – Dual Immersion Program – 2013 – Common Core State Standards Implementation – 2014 – Elementary Health and Fitness – 2014 – Accelerating Academic Achievement Academy – 2014

3 Neighborhood High School Highlights Our high schools offer great academic and extracurricular programs that prepare students to succeed in college and careers Career Tech programs include: – Media Arts – TV/Video Production – Information Technology – Web Design – Animal Science – Landscape Design – Computer Graphics and Design – Journalism – Sports Therapy – Photography – Integrated Marketing Communications (new class starting in 2014-2015) – Robotics (new class starting in 2014-2015) – Microsoft IT Academy (starting in 2014-2015) – Ag STEM Academy (starting in 2014-2015) The student governments at 2 of our 3 high schools have been recognized or received the Outstanding Leadership Program Award from the California Association of Student Leaders

4 Neighborhood Elementary and Middle School Highlights Our elementary and middle schools provide students with a great foundation in reading, writing, math and science Our middle schools offer programs such as Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and Advancement Via Independent Determination (AVID) to help prepare students for challenging academic programs in high school Some of our elementary schools offer “Extended Learning” which provides the opportunity for students to acquire skills through instruction or study outside of the classroom including: – Community service – Independent study – Internships – Performing groups Elementary schools also provide “Think Together”, a free afterschool program that provides homework help, enrichment and physical activities

5 Learning in Safe and Modern Classrooms To help continue the great success of our students, we need to ensure classrooms provide a safe, modern learning environment The District has completed a facility needs assessment to evaluate and prioritize repairs and improvements needed in the following areas: – Career Tech – Instructional technology – Safety – Structural renovations of aging buildings – ADA compliance

6 Facilities and Technology Advisory Committee (FTAC) The District put together a 21-person committee comprised of board members, teachers, staff, parents and community members to help evaluate the facility and technology needs of our school The committee was divided into 4 sub-committees, focusing on improvements and repairs in the following areas: – Classrooms – Foundation and Structural – Common Areas – Grounds and Athletic/Playgrounds

7 Career Tech Needs Our high schools do a great job preparing students with the needed skills to compete for college and careers To continue this success improvements to career tech classrooms and facilities are required Needs include: – Updating aging science labs – Constructing high tech career development labs to support career and technical education – Adding computer labs to school sites

8 Instructional Technology Needs Skills in core academic programs are essential, but technological skills are becoming increasingly important as well Classrooms need to be equipped with the infrastructure and learning technology that supports 21 st -century learning Needs include: – Upgrading aging computer labs – Installing modern network infrastructure – Addition of wireless capabilities to provide students greater access to the local school network and resources – Adding instructional technology to enhance learning in the classroom

9 Safety and Security Needs Our schools need essential safety and security updates to continue ensuring campus safety Needs include: – Updating fire and safety systems – Fencing repairs and upgrades – Door safety lock repairs – ADA compliance updates – Exterior lighting – Repairing uneven and slippery concrete sidewalks – Repairing buildings and classrooms with dry rot and termite damage

10 Basic Repair Needs Schools require basic repairs and upgrades to keep classrooms safe, clean, well-maintained and energy efficient Needs include: – Repairing aging and leaky roofs – Replacing cracked or missing ceiling tiles – Replacing rusty plumbing, sinks and pipes – Replacing outdated heating and electrical systems for energy efficiency purposes – Upgrading aging bathrooms – Installing dual paned, energy efficient windows – Modernizing classrooms where needed – Modernizing school exteriors

11 Priority 1 and 2 Needs Facilities & Technology Advisory Committee has prioritized the needs of our facilities into 3 categories – Priority 1 (Projects that are necessary and immediate) – Priority 2 (Projects that should be done) – Priority 3 (Projects that JUSD would like to do) Our priority 1 and 2 needs include: – Adding/updating Career Tech and instructional technology – Repairing aging and leaky roofs – Safety repairs and updates – Energy efficiency repairs – Modernizing classrooms where needed

12 Planned New Development JUSD is projected to experience the construction of 4,123 residential units within our boundaries over the next 10 years In preparation for this residential development, the District is considering building a new K-6 elementary school in the next 3-5 years in the Wineville and Bellegrave areas Possible need for interim housing while school is being built This would allow students in the new development to attend a neighborhood school, and prevent future overcrowding issues that could arise in our existing elementary schools

13 School Bond: A Local Solution to Improve JUSD Schools The District is considering a bond measure to address the needs of our facilities. The measure would provide funds to make improvements such as: – Upgrading classrooms, science labs and career tech programs to prepare students for today’s competitive job market – Ensuring students have access to instructional technology, labs and libraries that meet 21st-Century learning standards – Improving security and safety in every school – Installing, repairing and upgrading fire safety equipment – Improving access for students with disabilities – Repairing leaky and aging roofs, replacing old and inefficient water systems and repairing aging bathrooms – Upgrading to energy efficient features (i.e., dual paned windows, lighting, HVAC, etc.) – Modernizing classrooms where needed

14 Local Control, Citizen Oversight The cost of the measure will be determined by the Board in the coming months All money raised by this measure would stay in our Jurupa USD schools None of the funds could be taken away by the State An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee, representing the community, would ensure all funds are spent properly None of the funds could be used for administrators’ salaries, benefits or pensions Local funding from a bond measure would help local schools qualify for state matching funds when they become available

15 We Welcome Your Input and Questions As JUSD continues to evaluate the needs facing our facilities and a viable option for addressing these needs, we ask that you take the time to provide your feedback Please complete the comment card that is being passed around For more information about JUSD or our schools please visit

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