Prop E - June 2, 2020
Strong Schools. Strong Community.
PLEASE NOTE: By order of the Governor, the election has been postponed to JUNE 2, 2020.
In 2018, the Brentwood community supported a no-tax increase bond issue for necessary renovations to the middle and high school. The Middle/High School project was the first phase in a two-part effort to provide all Brentwood students with access to safe, comfortable learning areas equipped for providing quality 21st century learning opportunities.
On January 21st, the Brentwood School Board voted to place Prop E on the April 7th, 2020 ballot. Prop E seeks voter authority to issue $29 million in bonds to upgrade elementary school facilities by completely rebuilding McGrath Elementary and renovating Mark Twain. This bond will add an additional forty-seven cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.
The funds from phase two will be used to improve the safety, security, accessibility, and learning opportunities provided by our elementary facilities, all for less than the cost of a coffee and bagel per week for the average taxpayer. To see exactly how Prop E would impact your taxes, please use our Property Tax Calculator.
Our Promise - What does "PROP E" mean?
Improving elementary facilities is an investment in the future! By providing safe, comfortable, and modern learning spaces for students, we will give the students of our community more chances to grow and find success. This bond issue will address major student needs related to facilities including:
- Maintaining small class sizes and strong teacher/student relationships
- Safe and comfortable learning spaces designed to meet modern student needs
- Modern learning and collaboration spaces including Science Labs and STEM/Maker Spaces
- Equity among students regardless of building
- Safety, Security, Accessibility, and Comfort
Over the past few years, the district has worked with its community of stakeholders to better understand the values and priorities of our families and community members. Some of the priorities for our community include:
- Maintaining Neighborhood Schools
- Class Size
- Quality Learning Facilities
- Student/Teacher Relationships
- Safety and Security
- Equal Access to Educational Opportunities
A SENSIBLE INVESTMENT
In passing this bond issue, the cost for the average owner of a home valued at $250,000 is about $4.50 per week. That's less than the cost of a coffee and bagel a week. To see exactly what Prop E would cost for your home, please use the links below.
Introducing Prop E
Prop E is a forty-seven cent per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation bond issue that will see an upgrade to elementary school facilities in the Brentwood School District by rebuilding McGrath Elementary into a modern facility and heavily renovating Mark Twain Elementary to create safe, comfortable, and modern learning spaces for all elementary students.
- Safe, secure, and accessible student and community spaces
- Modern student learning areas
- Flexible learning spaces
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) opportunities
- Maintaining neighborhood elementary schools
The average age of our elementary schools is 73 YEARS. Facilities this old require attention outside of regular maintenance and updates. Some of the top areas in need include:
- Modernization - Including infrastructure and areas designed to meet 21st century student learning.
- Learning Spaces - Including classroom size, comfort, and flexibility as well as special classroom spaces such as the gym, library, and Music/Art rooms.
- Flexible Spaces - Including STEM labs, common areas, and other areas that can be used to enhance the learning environment.
- Exterior - Including windows, doors, roof, and entrance
- Outdoor Learning and Playground
- Space and Storage
- Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
- Community Spaces