Introduction to the Bond Program
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.
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.
Planning for a November 2023 Bond
Our Bond Program helps SFUSD maintain safe and sustainable schools. SFUSD will pursue our next General Obligation bond to help fund modernization projects for SF public schools in November 2023. Before putting the Bond on the ballot, we will complete a thorough capital condition assessment of buildings and sites; update the SFUSD capital plan; and solicit and incorporate feedback from the community.
New Campus: Mission Bay School
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is developing a new TK-5 elementary school in the burgeoning Mission Bay neighborhood.
Modernization of Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8
A beautiful campus in the Mission District to be updated to better meet the needs of its wide range of students.
This page was last updated on May 12, 2022