School districts throughout Alameda County are asking voters for additional funding on the Nov. 2 ballot, which includes seven school bond or parcel tax measures.
The Berkeley Unified School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would continue an existing parcel tax, and Measure I, which would allow the district to borrow $210 million in bonds. Measure H requires two-thirds voter approval, while Measure I needs 55 percent.
The Measure H funds would be spent to maintain school buildings, classrooms, playgrounds, roofs, and electrical systems, and address fire and safety hazards.
Revenue from Measure I would construct new classrooms, complete seismic upgrades, construct science labs, upgrade computers and other technology, renovate playgrounds, replace restrooms, cafeterias, roofs, heating and fire safety systems, remove hazardous materials and improve energy efficiency.
Measure L proposes a $195 tax per parcel annually for 10 years by Oakland Unified School District.
Measure K would allow Fremont Unified School District to levy a tax of $53 per parcel annually for five years to maintain math, science, reading and writing programs, keep school libraries open, maintain college and workforce preparation programs, and retain qualified teachers.
Among other school revenue measures on the November ballot, Measure G would allow the Ohlone Community College District to borrow $349 million in bonds. The funds would be spent locally, and none would be spent on administrator's salaries or be sent to Sacramento.
Measures J and M would allow the Emery and San Leandro unified school districts to borrow $95 million and $50.1 million in bonds, respectively.
Measure M would allow the San Leandro Unified School District to improve and modernize its schools, and renovate athletic facilities including Burrell Field and the pool at San Leandro High School.
Both Measures J and M require the approval of 55 percent of voters.