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Local Funding

Upgrading and Repairing Aging Schools
Vista Unified School District (VUSD) advances innovative, collaborative, and high-achieving
instruction in order to provide exceptional education for all students.
Unfortunately, many of our local neighborhood schools were built more than 60 years ago and
don’t meet modern building safety codes. 458 portable classrooms at our schools are more
than 25 years old and falling apart.

Most have structural damage including failing underground pipes that result in gas leaks, water
leaks, and sewage backups. Older buildings may have hazardous materials such as asbestos and
lead pipes.

Local Funding Under Local Control for VUSD Schools
Local funding is needed to fix or replace decaying schools and classrooms with safe, modern
classrooms that support quality academics and student success in college and careers. VUSD is
considering a potential school bond measure for the November 2024 ballot, which would raise
$364 million for school upgrades, by levying 4 cents per $100 in assessed (not market) value.

If approved by local voters, the potential local school bond measure would:

  • Remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead pipes from older school sites,
  • where found
  • Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing, gas lines, sewer lines, and electrical
  • systems where needed
  • Upgrade older schools so they meet current health codes, building safety codes,
  • and provide proper access for students with disabilities
  • Provide modern labs and career technical facilities needed to support high-quality
  • instruction in math, science, engineering, and technology, and prepare students for
  • college and careers in these in-demand industries.

Mandatory Fiscal Accountability & Local Control
Any potential school bond measure would include strict taxpayer protections, including:

  • A detailed project list indicating projects that could be funded 
  • All money would stay local to support our students and could not be taken by the State
  • Mandatory citizens’ oversight and public audits/disclosure of spending
  • Qualifying for up to $30 million in state funds that will otherwise go to other Districts

Local Funding
Information Links
One-Page Fact Sheet One- Page Fact Sheet Spanish
Long Range Facility Plan 
Measure LL Accomplishments page 

Contact Us

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (760) 726-2170

We Want to Hear From You! 

Shawn T. Loescher, Ed.D.
Chief Operations Officer
Senior District Leader to the Committee
(760) 726-2170 ext. 92702

Email: email: localfunding@VistaUSD 

Danica Reed
Administrative Secretary I
Secretary to the Committee
(760) 726-2170 ext. 92702