Publication Date

5-2019

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Advisor

Frances Edwards

Abstract

The Board of Trustees at the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) completed a district wide facility assessment and created updated facilities master plans (CUHSD, 2015). Consultants were contracted to coordinate focus groups consisting of district students and staff to develop a list of facility needs across the district (CUHSD, 2015). The facilities at all five high schools were in need of major capital projects, from replacement of aging mechanical systems to new classroom spaces for student growth (CUHSD, 2015).

The school district decided to request a general obligation bond measure for the community to approve for the facility improvements needed. In the fall of 2016, the school district bond Measure AA was presented to voters and was successfully passed by 67 percent (San Francisco Chronical, 2016). The bond measure allowed CUHSD to sell $275 million in general obligation bonds to complete as many projects presented to voters as possible (Santa Clara County, 2016).

Through a process evaluation, the district’s actions will be broken down into the following phases- identifying the problem, solution development, implementation, and evaluation. The purpose of this research is to review whether the district is implementing the bond as voters approved it.

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