Sunnyside Unified School District is committed to providing all students with a safe, comfortable, and well-designed learning environment.

From March 2012 to November 2018, the Governing Board approved the sale of $88 million in bonds.

The following is a disbursement of the bond monies:

  • $10 million to upgrade athletic facilities
  • $12 million for construction of a new fine arts magnet school
  • $32 million for school facility upgrades including safety and security improvements and energy conservation
  • $27 million for technology upgrades and expansion of one-to-one computing in all K-12 classrooms
  • $1 million for Safety and Security
  • $6 million transportation bond (40 Buses)

A proposed schedule calls for seven sales of bonds over the next 10 years. The schedule can be refined to align with budget information on technology and the construction schedule for the K-8 fine arts magnet school. The sale schedule maintains the integrity of the promise made to taxpayers to keep the tax levy at or below the current amount for the life of the bond. Funding from the first sale of $14.6 million in bonds would be available in March 2012. Of that, $5.76 million could be designed for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE) which includes technology (computers/laptops/software). Payments for buses can be amortized over a longer period of time, meaning they do not have to be paid in full immediately. Law requires that bond funds be used within three years of sale.

Bond Advisory Committee

To fulfill its commitment to the community, the Governing Board of the Sunnyside Unified School District is establishing a Bond Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to oversee the expenditure of $88 million in bonds over the next several years as approved by voters in November 2011. The Bond Advisory Committee would make recommendations to the Governing Board.

Each of the five Governing Board members will appoint one person to the nine-member Bond Advisory Committee, and four will be selected by the Board from community members who apply. To apply to serve on the Bond Advisory Committee, you must be at least 18 years old and live within the Sunnyside District and be a registered voter. Employees of the Sunnyside District or any vendor, contractor or consultant of the District may not serve on the Bond Advisory Committee.

Applicants are asked to serve on the committee for a two-year term, and to commit to regular attendance at meetings. Applications will be accepted until May 13, 2016. To apply, please fill out the application form available. You may also request an application be mailed to you by calling 545-2154 or pick one up at 2238 E. Ginter Road.

Bond Advisory Committee Resources:

Projected Pace of Bond Fundings *

Actual Issuance Dates Fiscal Year Ending Actual Bond Issuances
Mar 2012 2012 $14,675,000
April 2013 2013 $20,675,000
July 2014 2015 $18,000,000
May 2015 2015 $15,775,000
June 2016 2016 $9,450,000
Nov 2018 2019 $9,425,000
TOTAL $88,000,000