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What is Measure O?

Continuously committed to improving the quality of education for each student, The Downey Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education would like to take this opportunity to thank the Downey community. By 60 percent of voters saying “Yes on Measure O,” our students will, in the coming years, have access to facilities that will better ensure that they are all college and career ready.

On July 15, 2014, we adopted the DUSD Strategic Master Plan and with it, a new mission and vision for the future were put into place. Our mission shares that we are committed to developing all students to be self-motivated learners and productive, responsible and compassionate members of an ever-changing global society. Our highly qualified staff foster meaningful relationships with students, parents and the community, while providing a relevant and rigorous curriculum in facilities that advance teaching and learning.

Our vision is to graduate all students with a 21st Century education that ensures that they are college and career ready, globally competitive and citizens of strong character. This vision could only be achieved with support of the voters in the communities we serve. As a direct result of your support on November 4, 2014, this vision can now become a reality. The future of Downey Unified and our students is bright; your vote has ensured that our students will have an even more promising future.

In the coming years, Downey Unified’s 20 school sites will benefit because of your hard work. Although Measure O will take approximately 12 years to complete, there will be some rudimentary projects beginning in the coming months. Whenever you see these projects, please be reminded that you helped make these a reality.

Measure O will help Downey Unified continue to provide excellent education in several ways:

Improving Education for Every Student

  • Upgrade important fire safety systems including safety doors, smoke alarms and detectors
  • Fix leaky roofs, repair deteriorating classrooms, replace temporary structures with permanent classrooms and make essential upgrades to plumbing, electrical and heating systems
  • Ensure that all neighborhood schools continue to meet earthquake safety standards
  • Improve accessibility for students with disabilities at all schools

Modern Learning for Future Success

  • Upgrade career and technical education programs to prepare more students for jobs in science, technology, engineering, arts and math
  • Upgrade science labs, classroom technology, computer labs, media centers and libraries to provide opportunities for hands-on learning that strengthens students’ foundations in math, science and technology
  • Ensure that all students have individual access to up-to-date instructional technology to meet today’s rising standards

Facilities Master Plan

In July 2013, Downey Unified School District sent out a request for a proposal to develop a Facilities Master Plan (FMP). The intent of the plan was to analyze current facility conditions and needs, analyze future facility needs, help define educational facility goals for the next 10-15 years and suggest financial strategies to fund future needs. The facilities master planning process began in October 2013 and was presented to the Board of Education on June 24, 2014. The FMP assessed the condition of existing school facilities and developed an understanding of anticipated long-range facility needs. Coupled with the educational program vision, a strategic facilities master plan was developed for each site to address those needs. Thanks to community support, the Measure O Bond was passed on November 4, 2014 by 60.51% of voters.

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) Meeting Information

The School Facilities Local Vote Act of 2000 (Proposition 39) requires the sponsoring school district of an approved measure to establish a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to oversee, monitor, and inform the public concerning the expenditure of general obligation bond revenues. The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee must provide annually a report of how Measure O Bond funds were used in the past year. THE COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE:

A. One (1) member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located within the school district.

B. One (1) member who is active in a senior citizens’ organization.

C. One (1) member who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district.

D. One (1) member who is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district and active in a parent-teacher organization; and

E. One (1) member who is active in a bona fide taxpayer’s organization.

F. Two (2) members of the community at-large

 

cboc team
2021-2022 Meeting Agenda & Minutes

 

Date Type Location Time

August 6, 2021

Agenda

Minutes

Regular Griffiths Middle School – 9633 Tweedy Lane, Downey, CA 90240 2:00 p.m.
October 25, 2021 Regular Pace Training Center 4:30 p.m.
January 31, 2022
Regular Pace Training Center 4:30 p.m.
March 28, 2022 Regular Pace Training Center 4:00 p.m.
2020-2021 Meeting Agenda & Minutes

 

Date Type Location Time

September 21, 2020

Agenda
Minutes

Regular Pace Training Center 4:30 p.m.

October 19, 2020

Agenda

Minutes

Regular Sussman MS, then moving to Griffiths MS 10:00 a.m.

January 25, 2021

Regular Pace Training Center 4:30 p.m.

March 29, 2021

 

Regular Pace Training Center 4:00 p.m.
2019-2020 Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Date Type Location Time
August 5, 2019

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center(Tour and Meeting) 9:00 a.m. Meeting Cancelled
October 21, 2019

Agenda
Minutes

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m.
January 27, 2020

Agenda
Minutes

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m.
March 23, 2020

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m. Meeting Cancelled
2018-2019 Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Date Type Location Time
August 6, 2018

Agenda
Minutes

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center(Tour and Meeting) 9:00 a.m.
October 22, 2018

Agenda
Minutes

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m.
January 28, 2019

Agenda
Building Fund (Measure O) Financial and Performance Audits
Minutes

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m.
March 25, 2019

Agenda
Measure O 2018 Annual Report

Regular Room T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m.
2017-2018 Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Date Type Location Time
August 29, 2017

Agenda
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 9:00 a.m.
October 23,2017

Agenda
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.
January 29, 2018

Agenda
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.
March 26, 2018

Agenda
2017 Annual Report
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 4:00 p.m.
August 6, 2018

Agenda

Regular Downey Unified, Room T-5 9:00 a.m.
2016-2017 Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Date Type Location Time
January 25, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Organizational DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.
April 11, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.
August 29, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Regular Room T-4 at the Gallegos Administration Center 9:00 a.m.
October 24, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.
January 23, 2017

Agenda
Minutes

Regular T-5 at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.
March 27, 2017

Agenda
Minutes

Regular DCC-A at the Gallegos Administration Center 5:00 p.m.