Potential November 2022 Bond Measure
Fostering Student Success
Romoland School District strives to provide high-quality education in a nurturing and challenging learning environment where all students are empowered to reach their full potential and be prepared for lifelong achievement. The District not only values core academic subjects, but also ensures that our students have access to the arts and physical education.
We believe that instructional technology plays a vital role in all subject areas and helps create a more engaging, creative learning environment, and prepares our students for a future where technology literacy is key.
New School Site to Meet Capacity Needs
Romoland School District is committed to providing an excellent education to over 4,300 local students; however, our community is growing fast, putting pressure on the capacity of our local schools. Crowded schools make it hard for students to learn and reduce the amount of time teachers get to spend with individual students. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, as other districts across the state and county saw enrollment decline, district enrollment continued to climb.
If enrollment growth continues at the current pace, Ethan A. Chase Middle School and Boulder Ridge Elementary will both exceed their maximum capacity by 2024, forcing the district to adopt year-round school scheduling to meet capacity needs. Now, more than ever, we need to build an additional school to keep up with growth and avoid overcrowding at our existing school sites. Additionally, upgrades to classroom technology and school security systems are needed to ensure that local students continue to receive a high-quality education in safe learning environments.
Local Funding to Address Overcrowding
To meet long-term capacity needs, Romoland School District is exploring feasible solutions to resolve overcrowding and maintain safe, quality education for local students, including placing a bond measure on the November 2022 ballot that would provide local funding to help build a new school site. If approved by 55% of voters, funding from a bond measure could be used to:
- Build a new neighborhood school at Monument Ranch to avoid overcrowding
- Construct, repair, and upgrade classrooms, science labs, and school facilities that support instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
- Improve student safety and campus security systems including security fencing, security cameras, intruder protection systems, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms, and sprinklers
Romoland School District has always been a strong protector of taxpayers’ interests, and all money raised by a bond measure would be spent in local schools to support our students. No funds could be taken away by the State or spent in other districts. Additionally, a Citizens’ Oversight Committee and independent audits would ensure that all funds are spent as promised. By law, no money a measure could be used for administrators’ salaries or benefits. The annual cost of a measure would be limited to 3 cents per $100 in assessed (not market) property value for as long as these bonds are outstanding.
We Want to Hear from You!
We welcome your continued input as we explore feasible solutions to address challenges our schools are facing, including by placing a bond measure on the November 2022 ballot. For more information about the potential bond measure to reduce overcrowding and maintain high-quality education and safe learning environments in Romoland School District, please contact us at (951) 926-9244 or visit www.romoland.net.
Complete Our Survey!
The District will continue to seek input from the community as we explore our local funding options. Please complete the survey card and mail it back to us. You may also complete the survey online at www.tinyurl.com/RomolandSDSurvey.