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Measure L Bond overview

In February 2008, 75.5 % of voters in San Mateo and Foster City supported the Measure L Bond  in the amount of $175,000,000 to improve the overall quality and safety of the local elementary and middle schools. The Measure L Bond offers the San Mateo-Foster City School District the opportunity to address capacity issues by adding classrooms, restrooms, and buildings, at existing school sites. The measure also allows the District to renovate and upgrade classrooms, large group instruction (LGI), libraries and computer labs.

Work includes the repair, replacement and / or upgrades of:

  • Existing wiring systems to meet current electrical codes
  • Leaky roofs
  • Restrooms to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant accessibility upgrades
  • Existing plumbing systems
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  • Lighting systems with energy efficient systems
  • Safety and security systems
  • School site parking accommodations
  • Utilities and grounds

In 2008 - 2009, the District along with architects developed the District’s Core Facilities Standard Guidelines and the Facilities Master Plan (FMP). The FMP planning team included representatives from the cities of San Mateo and Foster City, San Mateo Elementary Teachers' Association (SMETA), and California School Employee Association (CSEA); District parents; a member of the Board of Trustees; school principal; structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and an independent cost estimator to assist in the planning of the FMP.

All elementary and middle schools were included in the Facilities Master Plan. The following areas were examined:

  • Facility modernization needs that maintain the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff
  • Facility modernization needs that were incomplete in the last modernization program
  • Facility expansion to address capacity needs and increased student enrollment
  • Technology upgrades to bring the District to the 21st century
  • Upgrades which are necessary to improve functionality or operational needs at each campus
  • Upgrades which are necessary to improve safety and security at all sites throughout the District
  • Current and future programmatic needs to support educational curriculum