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Byron Union School District (Byron USD) schools are dedicated to continuous academic and personal growth for all our students. Our safe and vibrant schools engage, educate, and empower students to prepare them for high school and future life opportunities.

Updating Schools to Prepare Our Students for the Future

Providing students with an enriched, well-rounded education starts with their learning environment. All our students deserve safe, clean classrooms and labs to help them learn and prepare for the future. However, some of our schools and classrooms were built more than 40 years ago and require repairs to comply with modern health and safety standards.

We need to repair and upgrade our school well for safe and clean drinking water, replace deteriorating bathrooms, leaky roofs, fire alarms, security systems, and make upgrades to meet current handicap accessibility. Updating our classrooms will provide a stronger foundation in science and engineering, which will give students a greater opportunity for success in high school, college, and their future careers.

The upgrades and improvements needed at our older schools are beyond what can be accomplished by our maintenance team and funded by our regular maintenance budget. The State of California provides very limited funding for school improvements, and most state funding requires local matching funds.

Locally Controlled Funding to Repair & Upgrade Our Schools

To repair and upgrade Byron USD elementary and middle schools, the Board of Trustees is considering placing a $24 million school safety and modernization bond on the November 2024 ballot. Funds from this potential measure would allow Byron USD to:

      Replace and upgrade our school well for safe and clean drinking water

       Update classrooms and labs for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math instruction

       Upgrade electrical wiring and computer network infrastructure to support student and classroom technology

       Repair and replace leaking roofs

       Improve safety by creating a single point of entry to our schools and update fencing, cameras, and security systems

The potential measure would cost property owners $18 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value, for as long as bonds are outstanding. These locally controlled funds would also help qualify our schools for matching state and federal funds which would otherwise go to other districts.

Mandatory Fiscal Accountability & Local Control

  • All funds would be controlled locally and could not be taken away by the State

  • No funds could be used for administrator or teacher salaries or pensions

  • Independent oversight, audits, and reports to the community to ensure all funds are spent as voters intended

Additional Information

To find out more about the needs in Byron USD and the potential bond, please visit the links below:

- Fact Sheet (PDF) | en español

- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) | en español