Yes Vote From Measure K
August 21, 2012 • 1,950 views
By Edward Martinez
Baldwin Park, CA – The wait is finally over for Sierra Vista High School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District. Principal Jackie White said “after eight years of planning and a few setbacks, our new “state of the art”, three story building will open for the beginning of the school year, thanks to the support of our community and the hard work of our Board of Education, our Superintendent, Mr. Skvama and over a hundred district employees.”
The 37 classrooms feature computer labs, photo labs, science labs, English and math. The new building replaces the portable classrooms that have been on campus over the years. Sierra Vista High School was opened in 1961 and is one of two High Schools in the Baldwin Park Unified School District.
The local community voted for Measure K, an approximately 75.5 million dollar school bond in the November 2006 election. It passed with a 72% yes vote. The bond will improve district schools with upgrades such as electrical, roofing, plumbing and handicapped accessibility. Funds can only be spent to improve schools and must be annually audited by an independent citizen committee. It will also add to the quality of schools, neighborhoods and the value of local community homes. The bond debt will be payable through tax levies on taxable property in the district.