Proposed Bond Would Fund Improvements at 31 Schools

With voter approval, a School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) would be authorized to finance improvements at 31 schools. The SFID boundary area would encompass schools that are not already assessed as part of a Mello Roos/Community Facilities District (CFD). The SFID will not increase tax assessments on CFD parcels; property owners of CFD parcels already pay additional special tax assessments for school construction. The proposed $90 million bond issue would fund improvements in the SFID under three major categories: infrastructure, wireless technology, and energy efficiency. Schools in the proposed improvement district include:


Year Constructed

Ella B. Allen Elementary School


Castle Park Elementary School


Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School


Chula Vista Hills Elementary School


Clear View Elementary School


Hazel Goes Cook Elementary School


Mae L. Feaster Charter School


Myrtle S. Finney Elementary School


Halecrest Elementary School


Harborside Elementary School


Hilltop Drive Elementary School


Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School


Karl H. Kellogg Elementary School


J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary School


Loma Verde Elementary School


Los Altos Elementary School


John J. Montgomery Elementary School


Robert L. Mueller Charter School


Otay Elementary School


Palomar Elementary School


Parkview Elementary School


Lilian J. Rice Elementary School


Greg Rogers Elementary School


Fred H. Rohr Elementary School


Rosebank Elementary School


Silver Wing Elementary School


Sunnyside Elementary School


Burton C. Tiffany Elementary School


Valle Lindo Elementary School


Valley Vista Elementary School


Vista Square Elementary School



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14 Comments on “Proposed Bond Would Fund Improvements at 31 Schools”

  1. Jackie Elbel August 4, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I am wondering why Discovery Charter is not on this list if Clearview and Chula Vista Hills are? Just curious…

    • chulavistaesd August 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      Discovery is in a Community Facilities District (CFD), and homeowners there are already paying for school construction through Mello-Roos assessments. To include them in this assessment would be like charging the school community twice. On the other hand, most homeowners in the Chula Vista Hills and Clear View communities are not already paying Mello-Roos. But there are some homeowners in these school communities that are located within a CFD. So, the amount of improvements funded with the bond would approximate a proportional benefit derived from the number of students attending Chula Vista Hills and Clear View who are not already in a CFD.

      Thanks for your questions. Keep them coming.

      • D Platero August 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

        I just want to understand this correctly. So if you live in a CFD area, for example an area near Wolf Canyon Elementary, will those homes also be assessed an additional fixed charge assessment. Or is it just the areas serviced by the 31 schools?

      • chulavistaesd August 13, 2012 at 8:18 am #

        If you live in a CFD, your home will not be assessed as part of the proposed SFID. With voter approval, the SFID will apply only to the 31 oldest schools in the district (areas not already assessed in a CFD).

    • Mary Poull August 16, 2012 at 8:07 am #

      I am wondering why CVLC is going to be upgraded when it was built in 2001… Will the oldest schools be upgraded first ?

      • chulavistaesd August 20, 2012 at 9:10 am #

        We do have a priority list that is based on the age of the schools. In addition, each school will have its own list of priority items. Of course, a school such as CVLCC will require less infrastructure than older schools such as Rice or Allen, which need more work and will be addressed in earlier phases than CVLCC.

    • Cynthia Delgadillo Ferguson August 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      It’s a fiscally independent charter school.

  2. Miranda Sutton August 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Iam wondering why a school that was built in 2001 (chula vista learning charter) is on the list, when the schools that were built in the ’40’s and ’50’s need SO MUCH! As a taxpayer, I want to know if the oldest schools will get the improvements first. And, if we as citizens can see what is really going to be done in each classroom. also, many of these schools have portables, will this bond help build permanent structures? Will union only construction companies be allowed? I will not vote for this unless all of my questions are satisfactorily answered.

    • chulavistaesd August 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      Great questions, Miranda. We do have a priority list that is based on the age of the schools. In addition, each school will have its own list of priority items. Of course, a school such as CVLCC will require less infrastructure than older schools such as Rice or Allen, which need more work and will be addressed in earlier phases than CVLCC.

      We have not issued any construction contracts yet. Our past practice has been open competition through the competitive bid process.

      Funds from the proposed bond would be used to “repair, renovate, construct and upgrade classrooms and school facilities…; replace temporary classrooms; upgrade heating systems; and make energy cost-saving improvements.” At some schools, portables may be replaced by permanent structures. But it really depends on the school. For example, a school with declining enrollment in an area with a smaller residential population might not need a new building to replace a portable; there might not be enough students to fill it.

      In next Friday’s blog post, we will post information about a priority list by school.

  3. Matt H. August 13, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Please make sure that Daly Academy and Allen Elementaryschool are on the list please 🙂

  4. Kathy H. August 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Allen is on the list. But please remember it will take a community to make this happen. So please be an advocate and help to get your friends, neighbors to the polls on November 6th to vote yes.

  5. Nicole August 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    I am wondering why Casillas is not on the list? It is older than CVLCC.

  6. Leslie Bunker September 3, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Many of these schools were modernized maybe 10 years ago. Please include in your table the year of the latest upgrades to each school.

    • chulavistaesd September 4, 2012 at 8:50 am #

      Good suggestion. We have such a table already in another PowerPoint.

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