At our last PV Democrats meeting in November 2019, the club voted to endorse the Safer Schools for our PVP Kids measure that hits the ballots on March 3.
Measure PV is a school facilities improvement measure that will be on the March 3, 2020 ballot for voters within the boundaries of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD). The funds from Measure PV will repair and modernize our school facilities, which are in need of major repairs.
The average age of our schools is 60 years old. Our schools are in need of seismic retrofitting to meet new state codes; compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; increased access to safe, good quality drinking water, and plumbing, sewer, roofing, and electrical repairs. Many need HVAC replacement and upgrading, including air conditioning. Safety and security also will be addressed.
All Measure PV funds would remain in the district, with complete local control of how the money is spent. Investing in our schools now is the fiscally responsible thing to do. Pushing the burden off until later will significantly increase costs as conditions continue to deteriorate and construction costs escalate. By law, a citizens’ oversight committee would be appointed to review and audit all spending as voters approved.
Our district’s schools attract young families, which leads to high property values. Having a great school district protects our investments and makes this community a desirable place to live. Not only do we need to invest in education, we also need to invest in the facilities that support our students’ education.
This measure, if approved by 55 percent of voters, will maintain the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District’s excellent schools. Facts about the measure can be found at www.yesonPV.com. Volunteers are needed to walk precincts, phone bank, help deliver yard signs, encourage people to vote, recruit more volunteers, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.