Colton Joint USD Bond Program
The Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, California serves the communities of Colton, Bloomington, and Grand Terrace, as well as portions of Fontana and Riverside County.
In September, 2001, voters approved Measure B, a $102 million general obligation bond for school construction and modernization. Building upon the success of Measure B, voters approved Measure G, a $225 million bond, in November 8, 2008 with State matching funds the CJUSD capital improvemenet program is valued at $457 million. Measure G will provide funding to reduce overcrowding, construction of new middle and high schools, modernize libraries, science and computer labs, repair restrooms, increase security and after-school programs, and acquire, construct, and repair school equipment, sites and school facilities. Measure G’s goals are to improve every neighborhood school attracting quality teachers and to qualify for state matching grants. The District encompasses nearly 30 elementary, middle and high schools in a five-city District.
SCS was selected as a Prime Consultant to provide Program and Project Management services for the Colton Joint Unified School District and will be working side by side with the District, to administer and manage the multi-site, multi-year Bond Programs.
Our involvement includes the implementation of the organization to manage the planning, design, construction and start-up of new schools and the modernization of existing schools as part of the District’s almost $457 million Capital Improvement Program. Current program involvement includes the management of the Master Planning at the Bloomington and Colton High School Campuses, negotiating design contracts for the New Math & Science Buildings and Interim Housing Facilities, and providing program level oversight for the new Grand Terrace High School No. 3 and the New Middle School No. 5.
Other program level services have included the development of the Functional Organization Structure, Policies and Procedures, Operational Processes, Program Management Information Systems, CJUSD Bond Website, complete review of all school sites’ condition assessments and past and ongoing projects to ascertain the various project needs at each school facility.