A Vision for the Future: Passage of Bond Measure Would Bring Major Improvements
Final votes from the November 8 election are still being counted, but Marin School of the Arts and Novato High School are excited about the opportunities that could soon be realized with passage of the Novato Unified School District’s $220 million bond measure.
For MSA, passage means the realization of a long held dream to construct an arts learning center on the NHS campus to include a 400-seat performance theatre, exhibit space and arts classrooms. The center would be located behind the current Gordon Gym (pictured in burgundy at right).
District Superintendent Jim Hogeboom released the following statement on behalf of NUSD:
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Novato Unified School District, I am excited and pleased to announce we are very, very optimistic of the passage of Measure G – NUSD’s $220 million bond measure. This Bond Measure, based on the extensive planning that went into our Facilities Master Plan, will provide funding for much needed repairs to every school throughout the district, improve safety and security, make technology more accessible to our students, improve our classroom learning environments, and support our vision of better preparing students with the 21st Century skills they need to be successful.
While Measure G received 56.6% of the vote, there are still some ballots to count at the Registrar of Voters over the next few days before we have official confirmation of passage. I want to personally thank everyone – teachers, classified staff, administrators, students, and parents – for their hard work in getting Measure G passed. It takes all of us working together to accomplish these big goals!
I will let you know when all the ballots are counted and we have word of the final outcome of the passage of Measure G.
Thank you again for everything you do on behalf of our students. I am very excited about the potential we now have to significantly improve the learning environments in each of our schools for each of our children.
Jim Hogeboom, Superintendent
Novato Unified School District”