Building new learning environments for future Placer students.

Measure G 

A duly called election was held in the district on November 6, 2018, and the returns were thereafter canvassed pursuant to law. At the election there was submitted to and approved by the requisite fifty-five percent (55%) vote of the qualified electors of the SFID voting on the following measure for incurring bonded indebtedness:

  • To repair/upgrade aging classrooms/labs/facilities at Placer High School; repair deteriorating roofs/plumbing/bathrooms; upgrade math/computer/ engineering labs and vocational/career education classrooms; maintain safe drinking water; improve safety/security systems; shall the measure for Placer High School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 of Placer Union High School District issuing $42,100,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, averaging $2,447,000 raised annually until 2050, rates estimated at $27 per $100,000 assessed valuation be adopted, with independent oversight/audits, funding for Placer High School only.

August 6, 2020 - Agenda

Past Agendas & Minutes
December 19, 2019 -  Agenda  - Minutes
May 27, 2020 - Agenda  - Minutes
August 28, 2019 - Agenda  - Minutes
May 22, 2019 - Agenda - Minutes

Measure G Budget Update

Program Update:  June 25, 2020


Bldg 600:  Demolition, abatement and rough framing are in process. This picture highlights the ASB space where we opened up the existing ceiling to provide for the massive ceiling space previously covered up. Bldg 600J is moving ahead and will be turned over for occupancy in August 2020. The remaining two 600 wings are scheduled for completion in October 2020.

Learning Commons:  Abatement has begun, and will be cleared for demo at the end of June.  Demolition of the existing cafeteria will begin at that time, and construction of the new planned learning commons will commence. The scheduled completion for the new learning commons is November 2021.

Program Update: April 2, 2020

In the spirit of “let’s not waste a good crisis,” we have made some decisions related to the construction projects at Placer High School. Given that schools are “closed” with only a small number of students on campus and very limited staff present, construction projects that were slated to begin in summer 2020 will commence immediately, beginning this week.  

Starting now gives us a much better chance of construction being completed prior to school starting in August 2020. The 600 wing will be immediately impacted. Food services also will be impacted, as we plan to demolish the current cafeteria once a temporary kitchen is up and running.

Project list:

  • Learning Commons/Café – Demolition will occur this spring, and the infrastructure build will begin. The temporary kitchen must be in place before demolition of the existing cafeteria can occur. 

  • 600 wing (J,L) DSA plans are approved; the K wing plans were submitted the week of March 23rd. Bidding has gone out, and we are seeking board approval at the May 5th meeting.

  • Furniture for 34 classrooms has been ordered and will be in place on the first day of school.   

  • Painting contract will be presented at the May 5th Board meeting.This will include painting on the upper campus – Auditorium, 100, 200 and 300 wing, with accent painting on the 500 wing. Painting will be completed by summer 2020.

  • Earl Crabbe – The estimated construction start date is February 2021.

  • Finley Houses – Currently, we have contracted with a firm that is planning to remove the gray house. There is a possibility they may also move the blue house this summer.

Program Update: March 23, 2020

Learning Commons: Carter Kelly/ATI Architects design build team is under contract and has begun working on the learning commons project. The first stakeholder meeting to help guide the design is proposed for the week of March 29, 2020. 

Earl Crabbe Gym: RGA design services is under contract and has begun preparing design documents for the gym modernization. This is a lease-leaseback with Flint Builders, with a construction start date estimated early Spring 2021.

Bldg 600: Roebbelen Contracting Inc. is under contract for pre-construction services for the project. They are going out to bid and plan to present GMP for the project at the May 5th Board Trustees meeting for approval and to commence construction. The updated design for Bldg. 600K provided by LPA was submitted to the Division of State Architects (DSA) on March 19, 2020.

Campus Painting: Color options have been finalized to a handful of options and will be presented to district staff at the end of March for final selection.

Finley Houses: PUHSD is working on agreements to have the houses moved to other property addresses within Auburn city limits in the coming months.

Program Update: February 25, 2020
Prop 51:

With the passage of Prop 51 in 2016, Placer Union High School District submitted applications to fund modernization and new construction (estimated at $6 million and $14 million respectively). We have been "in line" for the funding since June 2017, and we expect to receive funding once the governor allocates the sale of the bonds. Historically, bond sales take place in March and September. 


In keeping with this practice, PUHSD should see an estimated $6.43 million in modernization money sometime in May, and the $14.24 million in new construction money in November 2020.

Earl Crabbe: 
On November 17, 2020, PUHSD Board Trustees will consider RGA for the design of the Earl Crabbe gym after completing pre-construction services with them. The team will be working with Flint Builders as a lease-leaseback contractor in the coming months to help with planning and budgeting.  

Lower Campus - Learning Commons (current cafeteria)

PUHSD has received proposals from three Design-Build teams for the Learning Commons. The teams conducted a scoring committee meeting on Feb. 12, and selected three finalists. Each finalist will present at the special February 25 Special Board meeting.

Program Update: Board of Trustees Meeting - November 12, 2019

Includes the renovation/modernization plan:

Bond issuance data:

Teacher Collaboration Spaces

PUHSD has been assessing the school’s current and future facility needs. We initially researched the cost and feasibility of constructing a new classroom building on the lower Placer campus, with a focus on maximizing the value of Measure G bond funds. 

Throughout a collaborative process with staff and stakeholders, it became clear that due to rising construction costs and our desire to increase utilization and stretch our dollars further, we can better maximize campus usage and improve student learning by constructing collaborative teacher spaces and enhancing student learning areas rather than constructing a single classroom building. 

These spaces would be organized by department, and equipped with the resources necessary to facilitate teacher collaboration, foster relationships and optimize articulation across disciplines.

21st Century classroom learning environment

By taking this approach, more bond funds will be available to upgrade existing classrooms and facilities with additional 21st Century furniture and state-of-the-art technology. This 21st Century classroom design provides a flexible, collaborative learning environment, allowing students and teachers to work independently or in teams, which will ultimately lead to an increase in positive student outcomes.


In the very near future, we will ask our teachers to engage in this process to help us determine the types of furniture and technology that best suits them and their students’ needs. Additionally, our teachers will be part of the collaborative space design process, with the intention to have the spaces completed and operational by summer 2020.


Resources for Students

Resources for Parents

Oversight Committee

Mike Holmes, Chairperson

Business Organization Member & At-Large Community Member

Jennifer Russell

Business Organization Member & Active in Parent-Teacher Organization

Karen Reitz

Senior Citizens' Organization Member

Jim Brown

Taxpayers' Organization Member

Randy Tooker

At-Large Community Member

Earl Wilson

At-Large Community Member

Craig Nowicki

At-Large Community Member & Parent/Guardian

Brian Whigam

At-Large Community Member & Parent/Guardian

Eric Duchaine

At-Large Community Member & Parent/Guardian

Lisa Voss

Parent/Guardian & Active in Parent-Teacher Organization

David Slane

Parent/Guardian & Active in Parent-Teacher Organization

Contact Info

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