- Measure S is providing $288 million in locally controlled funds to repair and upgrade OUSD’s four comprehensive high schools.
- Measure S will cost approximately $29 per $100,000 of assessed property value (not market value) annually, or about $108 per year for the average residence.
- Measure S helps the District qualify for state matching funds of up to $60 million.
- An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee and annual audits help ensure funds are spent properly.
- None of the funds can be used for administrators’ and teachers’ salaries or benefits.
- Measure S requires the District to set aside funds for ongoing maintenance to protect taxpayers’ investment.
- Measure S is written to ensure that each of the four high schools receive an equal share.
Measure S funds will be used to:
- Retrofit older school buildings to protect against the effects of earthquakes and reduce the risk of damage or injury during natural disasters.
- Update classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities, libraries and computer systems to keep pace with modern technology.
- Modernize aging science labs and equipment.
Celebrating Fred Kelly Stadium’s Virtual Grand Opening and Orange High School’s Measure S STEM Complex!
O.C. Register: Orange Unified's Science Centers Will Open Next School Year at High Schools (opens in new window/tab)
Measure S Update: Phase II Campus Improvements Underway at Villa Park HIgh School and Orange High School
Measure S Phase 1 Projects OPEN for Teaching and Learning:
- February 22, 2022: El Modena High School Science Center (43,988 square feet)
- January 25, 2022: Canyon High School Science Center & Student Services Building (56,305 square feet)
- December 16, 2021: Villa Park High School Science Center (47,136 square feet)
- November 7, 2020: Orange High School Science Center (49,915 square feet)