Tax Dollars at Work: School Bonds and Parcel Taxes

  • Beginning with the passage of Measure E on November 2, 2004, the Pittsburg Unified School District Community has approved $310 million in local general obligation bonds. The voter-approved bond funds have been used to rebuild Pittsburg High School classrooms and facilities, build new schools (Marina Vista, Rancho Medanos, Black Diamond, Heights, Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High, and Parkside), renovate and update older schools (Foothill, Stoneman, Willow Cove, and Pittsburg High), upgrade track, baseball and athletic fields, and improve energy efficiency district-wide by replacing old heating, plumbing and electrical systems.

    In 2008, the District passed a parcel tax measure to offset severe budget cuts from the State. Passage of Measure C on November 8, 2008, provided the District with a reliable source of local funds which allowed the District to keep class sizes as small as possible and to keep computers up to date. In 2016, voters in the District approved Measure S, a parcel tax where funds are designated specifically for athletics, music, and art. In 2018, voters approved Measure P. This $100 million school bond will be used to help the District prepare facilities for student enrollment growth, repair and modernize classrooms, maintain the safety of our schools, and upgrade athletic facilities. Measure P funds will be used to address the most critical renovations and modernization needs in the District.

Summary of School Bonds and Parcel Taxes

School Bond Presentation

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