Measure G (Placer)

Purpose

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.

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

Meetings


Past Agendas & Minutes

May 27, 2021 - Agenda

December 17, 2020 - Agenda

August 6, 2020 - Agenda

December 19, 2019 - Agenda - Minutes

May 27, 2020 - Agenda - Minutes

August 28, 2019 - Agenda - Minutes

May 22, 2019 - Agenda - Minutes


Construction and Project Update

Program Update: January 22, 2021

Building 600: Construction has been completed on the 600 wing renovation project. The closeout was approved at the January 12, 2021 meeting of the Board of Trustees. The project is estimated to come in $400,000 under budget, providing a savings that can be utilized toward other projects.


Learning Commons: Construction has begun on the new Learning Commons building as crews begin the process of digging and forming the foundation for the new, two-story building. PG&E removed the Lower Campus Transformer on June 14th and a new one will be installed in the next few weeks.

Rendering of New Learning Commons

Learning Commons 1

Rebar Installation of the Building Footings

Learning Commons 2

Footings Poured on 6/14/2021

Learning Commons 3

Drone Aerial View

Earl Crabbe Gymnasium: Stakeholder meetings continue to be held with construction teams from Flint Builders and Rainforth-Grau Architects to finalize plans for the modernization of this iconic gym. Construction is slated to begin this summer and will include updates to ventilation and water intrusion issues, as well as improvements to the weight room and a new wrestling space.


Upper Campus Facelift: The painting project was completed spring 2021.

Auditorium / Art Building Courtyard

Auditorium / Art Building Upper Hallway

Music Suite Relocation: Plans are nearly finalized for the relocation of the band and choir programs their new home in the 100 Wing (currently the library). The new space brings almost 1,750 additional square feet to the illustrious program and will become a premiere center for music arts on the campus and the city of Auburn.

New Music Hall 1


New Music Hall 2


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.

Teacher Collaboration Center 1

Just the Beginning!

Teacher Collaboration Center 2

The Darkness before the Dawn!

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.

Timelines: 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.