Culver City Observer -

School Bond is "Measure CC" On June 3 Ballot


March 27, 2014

The bond issue that will help repair a wide array of facilities across all of Culver City Unified School District's 10 school sites will be called Measure CC when it appears on the June 3 ballot.

Leading up to the placement of Measure CC on the ballot, CCUSD conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of all its school facilities and presented its findings in a Facilities Master Plan, which is available on the district's website –

The range of projects funded if the bond passes will include:

• Repairing or replacing deteriorating school floors, walls, windows, leaky roofs, plumbing systems and rest rooms.

• Bringing schools up to modern standards for fire and earthquake safety, removing asbestos, fungus and other hazardous materials, and install needed fencing, lighting, locks and security to keep students safe.

• Installing or upgrading air conditioning, heating and air filtration to ensure healthy learning environments.

• Upgrading and repairing aging school electrical systems, and replacing science labs and equipment so that our schools can offer modern classroom technology and computer science to students.

• Providing the technological equipment and the modern classrooms necessary to ensure that all of our students are college and career ready.

• Providing permanent classrooms for our students in the continuation high school.

The Facilities Master Plan outlines a wide array of projects at every school site. Measure CC will improve the learning environment of all CCUSD students – from preschool to high school.

"The Culver City Unified School District has a great reputation, and it's well-deserved," said Laura Chardiet, co-chair f the Yes on Measure CC campaign. "Test scores are high, teachers are excellent, and the support of the community is second to none."

"Unfortunately, because of tight budgets, the condition of our school facilities has deteriorated," said co-chair Kathy Paspalis. "Now, is the time to do something about it. By passing Measure CC Culver City voters will ensure our schools are clean and safe and provide a first-rate learning environment for our kids. Improving our school campuses will also help preserve the high quality of life and strong property values residents enjoy."

Measure CC is supported by all five members of the CCUSD Board of Education and hundreds of Culver City residents. For more information about Measure CC, please visit

Supporters of Measure CC will hold a Citywide Walk Day beginning at 9:30 a.m. on April 12 to walk precincts throughout Culver City and encourage voters to support the bond issue. The daylong walk will conclude with a barbecue for volunteers at 4:30 p.m. at Carlson Park.

For more information contact Jamie Wallace at

The group is also seeking phone bankers for its get-out-the-vote campaign. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leslie Gardner at

Measure CC Contributions can be sent to co-treasurers Crystal Alexander and Maren Neufeld 3970 Shedd Terrace, Culver City CA 90232. Checks payable to "Culver City Kids for Measure CC" FPPC# 1365243


Reader Comments

Deb1267 writes:

The discription of the bond issue in this article is dishonest. The board wants this money to finish the sports complex wihich will consume over a quarter of the funds being raised. The other items like life safety and technology are a smoke screen to get more money for a football stadium and baseball complex


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