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 will Measure G funds be used?

Measure G funds will be 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
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 will construction begin?

Construction began in 2014. 

Crittenden Middle School:

Phase 2 - New Library and Classroom Building - Demolition of the old library building has been completed and earthwork for the new building is in progress. The new building will contain the library, a project-based learning center, six standard classrooms, a video production classroom and associated support spaces.

Phase 3 - New Auditorium - Demolition of the former maintenance buildings and earthwork for the new building was completed over the summer.  The auditorium will house 378 seats as well as associated support spaces. The parking lot along Rock Street will be renovated. Work is beginning on the Auditorium/Classroom & Library construction projects, estimated to be completed in January 2017.

Completed in 2014:

  • Modernization of existing classrooms
  • Conversion of a classroom to a science lab
  • Relocation, expansion, and upgrades of performing arts classrooms
  • Modernization and relocation of art classrooms

Future projects:

  • New all-weather track and synthetic soccer field
  • Sports Center improvements. (Construction is scheduled to begin June 2016, with an estimated Trail Project completion of late winter 2016 and the new track and field completed in summer 2017.)
  • Construction of new classrooms.

Graham Middle School:

Phase 1.5 - New Classroom Building construction -  complete.

Phase 2 – new multi-use room (MUR) and library – is complete! The new MUR has been transformed from the old lunchroom to an impressive learning and collaboration space, enclosed with folding glass doors and a large presentation space. The new library has new technology and spaces designed for study and collaboration. Students will also notice ADA upgrades at each of the student restrooms around the campus.

Phase 3 - New Auditorium construction in underway. The old band room was demolished over the summer.  Estimated to be completed in January 2017.

Completed in 2014

  • Modernization of existing classrooms
  • Conversion of former multi-use building to band, choral and strings classrooms complete with practice and instrument storage rooms
  • Conversion of old library building to new administration building. 

Future projects:

  • Sports Center improvements
  • Parking upgrades/renovation.

Future elementary school projects are in design phase and construction will start in 2016 and 2017. 

Will I have a chance to provide input on the plans for use of the bond funds?
Yes, public input will be welcomed before any construction or modernization begins at the schools.  Input sessions will be advertised on this website, through school newsletters, and the District’s email list.  To subscribe to the District’s email list, please click here.
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