Glendora Education Foundation Endorses GUSD Facilities and Technology Bond to Upgrade Schools
While Glendora Unified Schools have a reputation for academic excellence, supporting quality education in the future requires renovation and modernization of the District’s aging facilities. On July 24th, the GUSD School Board approved a motion to place a $98 million bond measure on the November ballot that will make this possible.
The bond will provide classrooms and labs for career technical education classes; repair aging plumbing, electrical, heating, and ventilation systems; provide facilities and technology needed to support math, science, engineering and technology education; upgrade and modernize classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities, computer systems, and instructional technology; improve student safety and campus security systems; maintain and improve facilities and equipment for music and the performing arts; and ensure playground equipment and play areas meet current health and safety standards.
The nonprofit Glendora Education Foundation, which has raised over $4 million to support GUSD schools, endorses the measure. “This technology and facilities bond is an exciting opportunity for the Glendora Unified School District”, says Co-President Elizabeth Reuter. “By modernizing our classrooms, addressing maintenance issues, and upgrading technology infrastructure and devices, we can give our teachers the classrooms and tools they need to provide the most up-to-date learning experience for our students at all nine schools.”
“The passage of this bond is critical for giving our students the education needed to be competitive upon graduation, whether they continue on to college, career technical pathways, or into the work force. We must provide them every opportunity to be successful, and this bond goes a long way in addressing those needs.”
Part of the Foundation’s 3-5 year strategic objectives is to assist the Glendora Unified School District in being competitive and progressive with respect to technology, experiential learning, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Endorsement and support of the bond measure integrates with the plan to provide Glendora’s students a 21st Century education that will prepare them for the future.
More information about the bond is available at www.glendora.k12.ca.us/facilities