Building Our Future

DJUSD Bond Program Newsletter


Welcome to the DJUSD Bond Program Newsletter

This e-newsletter will be published monthly to provide our community with updates on all Bond projects and other important facility upgrades happening in DJUSD.

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Thank You for Measure M

In November 2018, Davis voters passed Measure M, a $150 million school facilities bond measure to upgrade schools for safety and 21st century learning. More information can be found on the Measure M website.

DJUSD Bond Program- $226 Million

Measure M funds, along with additional facility dollars, constitute the current DJUSD Bond Program that together amounts to approximately $226 million. Bond sales will occur over the course of the next four years. In February 2019, DJUSD saw the first successful bond sale that enabled our school District to begin work with the first $50 million of our Bond Program, referred to as Group 1 Bond Projects, to address safety projects, elementary multi-purpose rooms and more!

Group 1 Bond Projects

  • Bond projects include Districtwide projects such as hydration stations and school campus access improvements and site-specific projects such as new two multipurpose rooms, Emerson/Da Vinci Junior Highs science labs, and Da Vinci High campus renovations and construction.

Group 2 and Group 3 Projects

  • Groups 2 and 3 Bond projects include Willett MPR, North Davis Elementary MPR, Davis Senior High School STEM Building and Aquatics Center and other projects throughout the District.

Learn more about all DJUSD Bond Projects.

Brand New Preschool Campus Facility Coming to Korematsu Elementary as Part of DJUSD Bond Program

Thanks to the Bond Program, most DJUSD Valley Oak preschool classrooms, including Special Education Preschool and Children’s Center classrooms, will be relocated to a brand new preschool facility to be built at Korematsu Elementary. These new preschool classrooms are tentatively scheduled to be built on the west side of campus, near the parking lot off of Loyola Drive. Two Community Meetings to discuss this project will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Learn more about this Bond Project on our website.

The H2O Flow

Over Winter Break, the installation of a Hydration Station at King High School was completed. More Hydration station installations at various school sites are in planning and will follow throughout the year. For updates and more information, visit our Bond News Feed.

Birch Lane MPR Project Status

Progress on the Birch Lane MPR included additional staff dialog about needs and building location. The site plan, recently shared, includes dimensions for the building and was fully supported by the 20+ staff members at that school.

Emerson/DVJH Science Lab Project Update

Community meetings to discuss the new science labs at Emerson/Da Vinci Junior High School took place on Tuesday, January 14. Each classroom will be 1,440 square feet and will include eight dedicated lab stations as well as flexible furniture to support lecture and small group instruction. In addition to the new science labs, two dedicated science preparation rooms and student/staff restrooms will be provided. Tree removal and mitigation plans began in late January. Utilize our Bond Timeline to follow this project more closely.

Willett MPR Project Timing Under Consideration

Earlier this month, Davis City Council approved the amendment to the Willett Tennis Court agreement modifying the ending date for the City’s tennis court lease of District property at Willett Elementary School, from December 1, 2021 to December 1, 2020. This lease amendment allows the opportunity to expedite the construction of the Willett MPR so the timing for this project is now under consideration. Watch for updates on this project in the near term.

Public Outreach for Bond Projects

DJUSD is committed to building understanding and support for our Bond Program. It is important to us that our key stakeholders including students, staff, families, neighbors, local business, and others have an understanding of the details of each project, including purpose, launch, progress, decision making and completion. Our goal is to provide timely information through digital communications, public meetings and more. Please take time to read about our Communication efforts and when and how you can provide feedback and learn more information about the projects that interest you. Visit DJUSD Bond Public Outreach.

Other Facility Work

New Turf Ready to Roll!

Construction crews took advantage of the good weather over the winter break to complete the replacement of the old synthetic turf field at Davis Senior High School. The field was completed two weeks ahead of schedule, approximately ten percent under budget and opened on January 30. Thank you for all of your patience during this transition time. Let's play!

Learn more at Davis Athletics.

Da Vinci Junior High School Administration Building Replacement

The replacement administration building for Da Vinci Junior High School is currently under construction at the Enviroplex plant in Stockton. Facilities staff met this week with Vice-Principal Nelson to select interior and exterior finishes and colors. The building is planned for delivery in March of 2020.

Facilities Subcommittee Meeting

District Office- Large Conference Rm., 526 B St., Davis, CA 95616

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Korematsu Elementary Preschool Relocation Community Meetings
Korematsu Elementary Library- 3100 Loyola Dr., Davis, CA 95618

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:30-5:00 p.m. OR 5:30-7:00 p.m.

A Look Ahead

In the coming issues of Building Our Future, DJUSD will highlight more Bond Projects including:

  • Groundbreaking at Emerson/Da Vinci Junior High

  • César Chávez MPR Project update
  • District Solar Master Plan
  • DJUSD Bond Project Location Map- new interactive way to find out what is happening and where!
  • New Hydration Station Locations

Stay Connected

DJUSD wants to keep you updated on all our Bond Projects. Here are some ways you can learn more.

  • Bond Website: Find information on all things DJUSD Bond Program, including information on bond projects, presentations, bond news stories and more!
  • Bond Calendar: View all of our previous and upcoming meetings about our various bond projects.
  • Bond Public Outreach: Our public outreach website explains our detailed communication plan that will be followed for each bond project.
  • Social Media: Follow DJUSD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional highlights and pictures of our bond projects.#DJUSDBond
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