News, updates, events

We will continually update this site as Measure U unfolds. Please check back often for news and project information.

Measure U Update: Carpinteria High School

Ninety million dollars is a lot of money, no matter how one looks at it. But the sizable Measure U budget for much-needed facilities upgrades across the seven campuses of Carpinteria Unified School District may not be sufficient to complete every project on the district’s …

Measure U Update: Rincon/Foothill High School

In terms of the changes that Measure U projects will bring to Rincon/Foothill high schools, the story is less about structural elements and high-tech classrooms (although both are coming), and more about the unique nature of the programs  when the Rincon/Foothill schools moves onto the …

Measure U Update: Aliso Elementary School

The Pacific breeze cools the air with a salty tinge in the open walkways of Aliso School, the red-tiled roofs and small courtyard a slice of old California. Built in the 1930s, Aliso is indeed an architectural time capsule and, fortunately, the plans to upgrade …

Measure U Faces Permitting Uncertainty

School district administrators eager for a slice of state funds to stretch Measure U dollars may be facing permitting issues that throw the additional funding into jeopardy. Carpinteria Unified School District is competing with other districts for matching state funds awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, …

Measure U Update: Summerland School

The $5.2 million budget for projects at Summerland School represents a significant slice of the $90 million Measure U pie in relation to the school’s small size. Yet plans for little Summerland School call for a virtual replacement of the entire facility. “We take the …

Measure U Update: Report to Board of Trustees

On Tuesday April 11, 2017, the Measure U Team presented an update to the Board of Trustees in open session. To view the presentation, click here. Highlights of the presentation include: Project Updates by Site Prop 39 Energy Efficiency Projects Gen 7 Modular Classrooms California …

Measure U Update: Carpinteria Middle School

Carpinteria Middle School, built in 1930 as the town’s high school and remodeled with bond money in 2000, has facilities that run the gamut from the gleaming halls and beautifully preserved classrooms of its main entrance building to the musty and damp portable classrooms placed …

Canalino & Carpinteria Family School

Canalino School, with its aging portable classrooms augmenting the main campus buildings, and the school-within-a-school of Carpinteria Family School, presents a challenge to planners tasked with modernizing, integrating and optimizing the facilities using bond monies from Measure U. However, that challenge is being met as …

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Releases Report

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee has released the 2016 Measure U Annual Report. It was presented in open session to the District’s Board of Trustees on February 14, 2017.