Supporters of Measure CC, the bond issue that will help repair a wide array of facilities across all of Culver City Unified School District’s 10 school sites, will hold a community wide rally and walk to reach out to voters and encourage them to support CC when it appears on the June 3, 2014 ballot.
The campaign committee welcomes everyone to join us at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Carlson Park, on Braddock Drive, east of Overland Avenue to get instructions, materials and maps of their walk areas. Groups will then go out to every corner of the city to help educate voters and encourage them to support the bond.
“We know that everyone wants our schools to be top-notch, and that includes our school facilities,” said Laura Chardiet, co-chair of the Yes on Measure CC Committee. “We are planning to go door-to-door to tell people about the incredibly positive benefits Measure CC will have on our schools and our entire community.”
Walk Coordinator, Jamie Wallace said no experience is necessary for volunteers. “Just enthusiasm and a good pair of shoes,” she said.
Following the Walk, volunteers are invited to join Yes on Measure CC for a barbecue in the park at Carlson Park, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Leading up to the placement of Measure CC on the ballot, CCUSD conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of all our school facilities and presented its findings in a Facilities Master Plan, which is available on the district’s website – www.ccusd.org.
The range of projects funded if the bond passes will include:
Repairing or replacing deteriorating school floors, walls, windows, leaky roofs, plumbing systems and rest rooms.
Bringing schools up to modern standards for fire and earthquake safety, removing asbestos, fungus and other hazardous materials, and install needed fencing, lighting, locks and security to keep students safe.
Installing or upgrading air conditioning, heating and air filtration to ensure healthy learning environments.
Upgrading and repairing aging school electrical systems, and replacing science labs and equipment so that our schools can offer modern classroom technology and computer science to students.
Providing the technological equipment and the modern classrooms necessary to ensure that all of our students are college and career ready.
The Facilities Master Plan outlines a wide array of projects at each and every school site. Measure CC will improve the learning environment of all CCUSD students – from preschool to high school.
“Unfortunately, because of cuts to education during the Great Recession, the condition of our school facilities has deteriorated,” said co-chair Kathy Paspalis. “Now, is the time to do something about it. By passing Measure CC Culver City voters will ensure our schools are clean and safe and provide a first-rate learning environment for our kids. Improving our school campuses will also help preserve the high quality of life and strong property values residents enjoy.”
Measure CC is supported by all five members of the CCUSD Board of Education and hundreds of Culver City residents. For more information about Measure CC, please visit www.culvercitykids.org.
The group is also seeking phone bankers for its get-out-the-vote campaign. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leslie Gardner at [email protected].