Measure EE passage to bring facilities upgrades
Wiseburn families and friends,
During the November 8 General Election, Wiseburn voters were asked to cast their votes for Measure EE, a school bond measure seeking voter authorization for Wiseburn USD funding to make needed facilities repairs, technology upgrades, and improvements to school sites.
I am thrilled to announce that, with the support of the Wiseburn community and the stewardship of our school board, the measure passed. This allows us to work toward the vision within our community-informed and board-adopted 2022 Facilities Master Plan. Among the critical needs Measure EE will allow us to address, we look forward to working on:
- Retaining and attracting quality teachers by maintaining safe, modern, up-to-date classrooms and facilities
- Upgrading campus safety and security for emergencies, including smoke alarms/detectors and communications systems
- Improving student access to instruction in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
- Repairing urgent basic needs including gas lines, leaky roofs, disabled accessibility, HVAC, plumbing, internet access, etc.
- Providing clean, safe sports fields
- Improving access to student mental health services
While we celebrate the future ahead, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the support of our community. We are immensely grateful to our community for backing this measure. By doing so, you are protecting the outstanding quality of education we are able to provide to our students. Your vote of confidence in our district will help our schools continue to rank among the best in the state.
With this, we also want to emphasize our commitment to the transparent, prudent, and effective use of these funds. We will ensure proper spending of funds through an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, independent annual audits, and regular public reports. Please stay tuned in the month ahead for more information.
For now, I wanted to be sure to share the great news about the path ahead of us. I look forward to our ability to continue supporting excellent teaching and learning in our schools, and thank each of you for your role in that mission.
Blake Silvers, Ed.D.