What it Would Do
The Gonzales Unified School District High School Renovation/Technology Improvement Bond would go toward expanding vocational education classrooms- including engineering, technology and agricultural science- and making upgrades.
The bond would go towards upgrading school fire alarms/emergency preparations; improving handicap accessibility; upgrading science labs, technology and student internet access; replacing outdated portables and repairing classrooms, including roofs and plumbing, at Gonzales High School and Gonzales Adult School.
The measure would authorize $37 million in bonds to be adopted with payments of less than 6 cents per $100 assessed valuation, raising $2.3 million per year through 2049.
To make sure funding will be spent on the District's specific needs, the Board of Trustees has identified those needs and will establish an Independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. There will also be an annual, independent performance audit to make sure funding has only been spent on the projects identified and an annual, independent financial audit. They will also file a yearly report on the amount of the bonds received and spent along with the status of the projects.