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Measures E and I Overview

Bond Overview

Thanks to the generosity of the Orinda community, in 2018 voters passed Measures E and I, $105 million local school bond to help provide Orinda Union School District students with safe, 21st century learning environments. 

Measures E and I are used to pay for new construction as well as general modernization. Following are some projects that will be funded with Measure E and I funds:

  • Construction of the new Sleepy Hollow Multi-Purpose Room
  • Construction of the new OIS Student Services Building
  • Installation of the HVAC system in all instructional spaces at all schools. 
  • Electrical upgrades at all schools. 
  • Modernization of old and outdated classrooms; double-pane windows, flooring, insulation, doors, ADA compliance
  • Improve school safety and security

Bond Oversight Committee

All Bond funds are locally controlled and will benefit OUSD schools. 

  •  No funding could be taken away by the state or used for other purposes.
  •  A Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and independent audits are required (See CBOC page).
  •  No funds could be used for administrator salaries.

project development

All Bond funded projects must comply with the language in the Measure E and I ballot. The Bond Executive Team (BET) consisting of Board members, staff, field experts (architect, engineer) review the proposed projects, review the budget and prioritize the implementation of the bond funded construction. 

Each project must be approved in a public Board of Trustees meeting.