Vote YES on Measure O to provide locally-controlled funding so Riverside students are better prepared for college and good paying jobs in fields like health sciences, engineering, technology, robotics, and skilled trades.

All funds from Measure O will be dedicated to improving Riverside schools – not a single penny can be taken away by the State.

Measure O will:

  • Improve student safety and campus security systems
  • Repair or replace aging, outdated classrooms and school buildings 
  • Provide classrooms and labs for career and technology education (CTE) classes, including health sciences, engineering, technology, robotics and skilled trades
  • Improve access for students with disabilities
  • Retrofit older schools to enhance earthquake safety
  • Update instructional technology for modern teaching standards in core subjects like reading, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community."

Anthony J. D'Angelo


Measure O:
Local Funding for Local Schools

In order to maintain high-quality education in every one of our local schools, the RUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to place Measure O, a $392 million bond measure, on the November 8, 2016 ballot. If approved by 55% of Riverside voters, Measure O funding would help repair and improve RUSD schools.

33

Schools built more than 40 years ago.

5

Schools built more than 100 years ago.

400

Portables currently in use in RUSD schools (our students in portables could fill 5 high schools).

 

How will the funds be spent?

 
  • No funds for administrators’ and teachers’ salaries or benefits
  • Citizens’ Oversight and annual, independent audits
  • All money will stay in Riverside to support local students
  • No money could be taken by the State
  • Would cost property owners $59 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value annually
  • Every school would benefit from bond funds
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How Can You Get Involved?

The campaign to pass Measure O is a community-based volunteer effort. The measure needs 55% support from voters in order to win. This is why we count on people like to you to volunteer and give a few hours of your time to this important campaign. Click here for more!