Imagine how great it feels to study, learn, play and grow in spaces that energize, engage, and inspire.
Jurupa Unified students live that reality, thanks to a wave of renovation that has delivered modern, vibrant, hands-on learning spaces that spark imagination, ingenuity and achievement.
JUSD has spent the past half-decade systematically upgrading, updating and securing classrooms, libraries, playgrounds, and other facilities districtwide.
While there is much work yet to come in a district spanning 26 campuses, the improvements to date have been transformative, said Superintendent Elliott Duchon.
“It is incredibly rewarding to ensure that students have learning spaces that combine safety, function, beauty, technology and flexibility,” Mr. Duchon said. “Our community has done a great service to our students.”
The wave of improvements was made possible by Measure EE, the school bond measure that Jurupa Valley voters approved in 2014.
With the bond funding, the district has ensured:
In fact, equity is a big theme in the district’s approach to facilities upgrades, said Trenton Hansen,
Assistant Superintendent for Organizational Leadership and Planning.
“We are committed to ensuring 21st century facilities districtwide,” Dr. Hansen said.
“Our schools – some built decades ago – are being upgraded, as funds become available, to provide a modern, interactive learning environment for every student.”
Voter-approved local school bonds – dedicated 100 percent to school facility construction/modernization – unlock matching school-bond funding from the state, empowering districts such as JUSD to make sweeping improvements that far exceed what might be done with local money alone.
At JUSD, achievements to date include myriad modernization projects. For example:
Other improvements include a refurbished track and new video production studio at Rubidoux High, a welding lab at Nueva Vista High, and an Innovation Center at JHVS that supports classes in areas such as engineering and design and building and construction trades.
Site leaders shared perspective on the upgrades and what they have meant to student learning: