Measure Q: LBUSD’s Health, Safety & Student Achievement Bond Measure
Over the summer, the Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education approved the placement of a health, safety and student achievement bond measure known as Measure Q on the Nov. 8, 2022, ballot.
If approved by 55% of voters, Measure Q would provide $1.7 billion in locally controlled funding to upgrade school facilities, many of which were built more than 60 years ago. Aging schools need critical safety repairs and upgrades that prepare students for college and rewarding careers. Funding from Measure Q would be used to:
- Help ensure every LBUSD student learns in a classroom that is safe and clean
- Improve access to 21st century learning in science, technology, engineering and math
- Repair deteriorating classrooms, including fixing leaky roofs and removing lead paint and asbestos from schools
- Ensure each school meets accessibility requirements for people with disabilities
- Upgrade electrical wiring and educational technology for classrooms and career pathway labs
Measure Q includes strong fiscal safeguards: all funds would stay local to improve LBUSD schools. Independent citizen oversight and audits would be required, and no funds could go to administrator salaries or pensions.
All registered voters in Los Angeles County have been mailed a vote-by-mail ballot. For more information on Measure Q, visit lbschools.net/future.