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Updating Aging Classrooms and Facilities in Aliso Viejo Schools

Preparing for the Future
Aliso Viejo schools have provided high-quality education to local students and have a longstanding track record of strong academic performance. Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) staff and teachers remain committed to instructional excellence for our students.
 
A Plan for Safe and Modern Classrooms
Aliso Viejo schools were built as many as 30 years ago and need repairs and upgrades to continue serving our communities for decades to come. Our Aliso Viejo schools have outdated classrooms, science labs and instructional technology that require upgrades in order to meet current academic and safety standards. CUSD conducted a thorough assessment of school facilities serving Aliso Viejo and identified the most urgent and high priority improvements.
 
Dedicated Local Funding for School Improvements
On June 15, CUSD Board of Trustees voted to place a local school improvement bond measure on the November 2022 ballot that could generate up to $114 million in locally controlled funding to repair and modernize CUSD schools located within the City of Aliso Viejo. This measure would cost homeowners $44 per $100,000 of the assessed value (not market value) per year while bonds are outstanding. Funds generated by this local school improvement bond measure would go directly to repair and upgrade the schools serving Aliso Viejo’s city boundaries only. If approved by voters residing within the City of Aliso Viejo, a local school improvement bond measure would:
  • Upgrade classrooms, science labs and arts facilities to support high-quality instruction in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts
  • Modernize labs and career-training facilities that prepare students for careers in areas such as healthcare, biomedical science, computer science, robotics and skilled trades
  • Install, repair or replace air conditioning units in classrooms to improve air quality
  • Repair or replace leaky roofs, wood and support beams that have termite damage and dry rot, as well as replacing plumbing and failing electrical systems
  • Upgrade older schools so they meet current health and building safety codes and improve access for students with disabilities
  • Keep computer systems and instructional technology up to date
 
Fiscal Accountability Required
  • All funds would stay local in Aliso Viejo to improve schools – no funds could be taken by the State or be diverted to other schools within CUSD
  • A detailed project list is required for a clear system of accountability
  • Independent citizen oversight and audits would be required
  • No funds could go to teacher or administrator salaries
 
For More Information
To share your opinions, priorities or to ask questions, please contact Ryan Burris, Chief Communications and Public Engagement Officer, at rkburris@capousd.org or (949) 234-9427.

Preparing Aliso Viejo Students for the Future

Aliso Viejo schools have provided high-quality education to local students, and have a longstanding track record of strong academic performance. Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) staff and teachers remain committed to instructional excellence for our students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Notice to Voters

Aliso Viejo schools have provided high quality education for years, but have outdated classrooms, science labs and instructional technology that require upgrades in order to meet current academic and safety standards. Our Aliso Viejo schools were built as many as 30 years ago, and need repairs and upgrades to continue serving our communities for decades to come.

Project Renderings

Project Renderings

Aliso Niguel High School Rendering
Aliso Niguel High School Site Map
Oak Grove Elementary Site Map
Aliso Viejo Middle School Running Track
Aliso Viejo Middle School Site Map
Don Juan Avila Multi Purpose Room
Don Juan Avila Middle School Site Map
Don Juan Avila Elementary Site Map
Canyon Vista Elementary Site Map
Wood Canyon Site Map
Modernized Classroom Rendering