Measure G FAQs

What is Measure G?
Measure G is a school facilities improvement bond measure that was approved on June 5, 2012 by 67.58% of the voters living in the Mountain View Whisman School District.
How were Measure G funds used?

Measure G funded construction was completed in 2019. Funds were used to:

  • Bring schools up to current fire and earthquake safety standards
  • Remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead
  • Repair and upgrade deteriorated plumbing, sewers and restrooms
  • Make schools accessible for students with disabilities
  • Build classrooms to avoid overcrowding and allow children to attend their neighborhood schools
  • Maintain school facilities to protect the community’s investment
  • Modernize science labs, classrooms computer and technology
  • Improve energy and operational efficiency to save millions that can be used to protect quality instructional programs and teachers

Some of the high-impact Measure G projects included new Innovation Centers and Auditoriums at Graham and Crittenden Middle Schools, new campuses for Stevenson and Castro Elementary schools, and new libraries and multi-use rooms for Huff, Bubb and Landels. 

Is there an exemption for seniors?
Unfortunately, unlike parcel taxes, the law does not allow for a senior exemption on bond measures.  
What is the cost to taxpayers?
The annual cost to property owners will be no more than $30 per $100,000 of assessed property value.
Can Measure G funding be taken away by Sacramento?
No. By law, all funds generated by Measure G must stay in the Mountain View Whisman School. The State cannot take away one penny.
How can I be sure that the funds will be spent appropriately?
The provisions of Measure G state that no funds can be spent on administrators’ or teachers’ salaries, pensions or benefits.  In addition, an independent citizens’ oversight committee and annual audits will ensure funds are spent as promised.
How will the independent citizens’ oversight committee be formed?
By law, the oversight committee must be representative of the community and must include at least one individual from the business community, a senior organization, and a taxpayer organization, as well as a parent with children currently in the District.  No employee or vendor of the District can be a member of the committee.
Will Measure G allow our schools to qualify for state matching funds?
The District is taking the steps needed to qualify it for additional state funding, if it should become available
When was construction?
Bubb Elementary School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the modernization of existing classroom wings, office area, library, and the construction of a new Multi-Use Room and conversion of the old Multi-Use Room to a Library and special education classrooms.

Additional projects were the installation and leasing of temporary housing, playground improvements; and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $17,590,358

Architect: Hibser Yamauchi Architects (HYA) Construction

Start Date: June 2017

Completion Date: December 2018

Castro Elementary School

Projects included in Measure G were the construction of 3 two-story classroom wings including 15 standard classrooms and support spaces, a new administration building and kindergarten wing. Also included was the construction of the Multi-Use Room and Library for combined use with Mistral School.

Temporary housing was installed and has since been removed. Additional projects were playground improvements and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $31,016,186

Architect: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA)

Construction Start Date: September 2016

Completion Date: August 2018

Huff Elementary School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the modernization of existing classroom wings, office area, construction of a new Multi-Use Room and conversion of the old Multi-Use Room to a Library and special education classrooms.

Additional projects were the installation and leasing of temporary housing, playground improvements; and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $17,052,415

Architect: Hibser Yamauchi Architects (HYA)

Construction Start Date: June 2017

Completion Date: December 2018

Landels Elementary School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the modernization of existing classroom wings, office area, construction of a new Multi-Use Room and conversion of the old Multi-Use Room to a Library and special education classrooms.

Additional projects were the installation and leasing of temporary housing, playground improvements; and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $16,829,052

Architect: Hibser Yamauchi Architects (HYA)

Construction Start Date: June 2017

Completion Date: December 2018

Monta Loma Elementary School

Project Profile and Status Multiple projects included in Measure G were the modernization of existing classroom wings, office area, and staff lounge building, and the modernization and expansion of the Multi-Use Room including the kitchen space.

Additional projects were the installation of 2 district owned portables salvaged from the Landels site, playground improvements; and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $18,523,058

Architect: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA)

Construction Start Date: May 2017

Completion Date: August 2018

Theuerkauf Elementary School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the modernization of existing classroom wings, office area, and library.

Additional projects were new furniture, fixtures and equipment. The Multi-Use room expansion and modernization was completed November 2019.

Total Project Costs $11,988,409

Architect: Dreiling Terrones Architecture (DTA)

Construction Start Date: June 2017

Completion Date: November 2019

Crittenden Middle School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the construction of new Auditorium, new Innovation Center which includes classrooms, video production laboratory and library, modernization of existing classroom wings, Multi-Use Room, technology upgrades, security system improvements, kitchen upgrades, new synthetic turf field with all-weather track, and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $32,504,705

Architect: Deems Lewis McKinley (DLM)

Construction Start Date: June 2014

Completion Date: February 2018

Graham Middle School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the construction of new Auditorium, new Innovation Center/classroom building, modernization of existing classroom wings, conversion of existing lunch structure to Multi-Use Room, technology upgrades, security system improvements, kitchen upgrades, and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $18,164,346

Architect: Artik Art & Architecture

Construction Start Date: June 2014

Completion Date: May 2017

Stevenson Elementary School

This Measure G project encompassed the construction of a new elementary school campus to replace the portable classrooms that were used for the school. The new construction included a new Multi-Use Room, Library, School Office, Kindergarten wing and playground and Grade 1-5 classrooms.

Total Project Costs $24,698,808

Architect: Dreiling Terrones Architecture (DTA)

Construction Start Date: June 2017

Completion Date: March 2018

Mistral Elementary School

Multiple projects included in Measure G were the modernization of existing classroom wings, and the construction of a new kindergarten wing and playground. Also, there was the construction of the Multi-Use Room and Library for combined use with Castro School. Additional projects were the playground improvements; and new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total Project Costs $14,359,810

Architect: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA)

Construction Start Date: June 2017

Completion Date: August 2018
Was there public input on the plans for use of the bond funds?
Yes, public input was welcomed before construction or modernization began at the schools.  Input sessions were advertised on this website, through school newsletters, and the District’s email list.  
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