Brentwood School Board places Proposition E on April ballot: school district

In 2018, the Brentwood community supported a no-tax increase bond issue to deliver necessary renovations to the middle and high school. The middle and 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 to face the challenges of 21st century learning, the school district reported.

On January 21, the Brentwood School Board voted to place Proposition E on the April 7, 2020 ballot. Prop E is a 47-cent per $100 of assessed valuation bond issue. The funds from this bond will be used to upgrade elementary school facilities by completely rebuilding McGrath Elementary and renovating Mark Twain.

The funds from Prop E will be used to improve the safety, security, accessibility, and learning opportunities provided by both elementary schools. The average age of the elementary facilities is 73 years. Even with proper maintenance, the buildings face significant challenges in adapting to modern student learning needs.

Major improvements will include new secure building entrances with a visitor management system; accessibility improvements including ramps and lifts; and improved science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lab spaces to help meet curriculum goals and keep students competitive. In addition, Prop E will focus on providing flexible learning spaces and improving current classroom conditions to allow students greater opportunities to learn and grow.

More information about Prop E is available on the website. There, you can view conceptual designs, estimate the impact on your taxes with our Property Tax Calculator, and learn more about what  Prop E will provide to generations of Brentwood families.

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