QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is Measure A1?
Measure A1 is a local school bond measure placed on the November 8, 2022 ballot to improve Napa area schools.
What will Measure A1 do?
Repair or replace worn-out roofs, floors, walkways, lighting, heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems.
Improve classrooms and technology needed to support high-quality instruction in math, science, engineering and technology.
Provide labs and equipment for instruction to prepare students for college and in-demand jobs.
Update older schools to meet the same academic, safety standards of newer schools.
Remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead paint from school sites.
Improve multipurpose rooms, libraries and create physical/health education facilities.
Improve outdoor learning spaces.
Napa area schools vary in age and condition. How will Measure A1 address these needs?
Most of our schools in Napa were built over 60 years ago and need to be modernized. Each school has been evaluated and there is a specific plan to make essential repairs and upgrades at each school.
How can we be sure that Measure A1 funds will be spent effectively?
This measure requires a clear system of accountability, including a project list detailing exactly how the money will be used, an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to monitor expenditures, and audits to ensure all funds are spent properly. All money raised by Measure A1 will stay in the Napa community to benefit local children.
How much will Measure A1 cost the average homeowner?
The average homeowner will pay $86 a year (about $7 per month).
Will any of the funds from Measure A1 be used for American Canyon Schools?
No. All money from Measure A1 will be spent repairing and improving local schools in the City of Napa and surrounding unincorporated areas only. American Canyon voters will vote on their own measure, Measure A2.
Where can I get more information on Napa Valley USD’s finances?
For more information, please visit: https://www.nvusd.org/financialhub
Where can I learn more about Napa Valley USD’s future bond program?
To learn more, please visit: https://www.nvusd.k12.ca.us/bond
Who can I email if I have specific questions?
For specific questions, send an email to email@example.com
A message from the Napa County Taxpayers Association:
“The district has had to make a number of difficult decisions ... Examples of the district’s fiscal prudence include closing schools, not building schools they didn’t need, reducing staff to ensure they have a balanced budget, and building reserves. As your taxpayer association, we commend this work. The Association strongly supports the district’s decision to issue two separate bonds to address the separate needs of Napa and American Canyon schools.”