Bond Program Overview

San Franciscans know the value of education, and everyone plays an important role in educating our city’s children. School facility bonds require voter approval, and these bond measures are a cornerstone of SFUSD's facility construction program. Because of voter support, more of our students are flourishing in brighter and newer environments.

Introduction to the Bond Program

Construction at Daniel Webster Elementary School

The 2003, 2006, 2011, and 2016 Bond Programs authorized the District to issue bonds to support school facility upgrades, including: replacing aging portables with new classroom buildings; making seismic-earthquake upgrades; improving accessibility for disabled students; modernizing classroom interiors and restrooms; upgrading fire and life safety supports; and implementing schoolyard greening programs at 64 elementary schools.

The 2016 $744 million facilities bond initiative is the most recent voter-approved program. This facilities bond measure focused on school modernization projects, including seismic upgrades, to modernize classrooms and build new schools, invest in technology improvements including installing higher-speed Wi-Fi in classrooms, invest in and improve the District's food service and kitchen facilities to improve healthy food access and student meal participation for students, maintain and expand the district’s green schoolyards program to 91 school sites, and explore methods for developing affordable housing for teachers.

This page was last updated on September 20, 2023