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 also 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 size as small as possible and to keep computers up to date. In 2016, voters in the District again approved a parcel tax. The funds from this measure are designated specifically for athletics, music, and art.

    Photos of our school bond projects and descriptions can be found on our Facilities page

Summary of School Bonds and Parcel Taxes

School Bond Presentation

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