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Located in Siskiyou County and within site of Mount Shasta, the Siskiyou, Cascade and Coastal mountain ranges and including the Klamath and Shasta Rivers, Yreka High School is located in a beautiful and geographically diverse region of Northern California.

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Facilities Improvement Bond Measure H

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:      Mark Greenfield, Superintendent       

Telephone:  (530) 842-2521

Email:          mgreenfield@yuhsd.net

 

Yreka Union High School Facilities Bond

 

Measure H

 

Yreka, CA, October 20, 2014– At the June 27th, 2014 Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Yreka Union High School District, Resolution 10-13/14 was adopted calling for a Facilities Bond to be placed before the voters on November 4th, 2014.  The eight million dollars in bonds will be used for an extensive facilities improvement plan designed to:

  • Keep all students safer and accountable by having all classes on campus
  • Make health and safety improvements
  • Remodel existing facilities into a music room, auditorium and performing arts center
  • Construct a new gymnasium for school and community use
  • Continuing efforts to upgrade and renovate classrooms and restrooms

Currently, Yreka High School operates with a split campus.  Physical education and gym facilities are a block away from the main campus.  Over 400 students travel across city streets daily.  During these passing periods, students are unsupervised and out of contact with school personnel.  This situation posed little concern in the 1950’s when the gym was new; today, this same situation poses a safety risk we can no longer afford to ignore.  Our schools are well maintained, but age and changing times have required the Board of Trustees to look towards a permanent solution to address these safety and modernization concerns. 

 

It is the Board’s feeling that these improvements are needed for both the school and community at large for the following reasons:

1: Student Safety:

  • The ability to secure and maintain student safety by keeping all students, programs and classes on a single site.

  • Currently, athletic teams (volleyball and basketball) must stagger and delay their practice times with some practices not ending until 8:00 or 9:00 p.m.Many students then drive or are driven another 30-40 minutes home on icy roads.

2: Student Programs: Recently, the music room was moved to the main campus to address some of these safety concerns.  This move has resulted in a growth in overall enrollment in all of the performing arts programs, surpassing the capacity of current facilities.

3. Larger performance venue:  While the Community Theatre is an excellent venue and is a vital part of many school activities, its size and seating is prohibitive for some functions.  Plays, concerts (both high school and elementary school), community performances, and other major events could benefit from additional seating. 

 

The eight million dollars in bonds authorized by Measure H, would cost property owners $25 per $100,000 of assessed value.  In the Yreka Union High School District, the average home price is approximately $250,000.  This would mean, if passed, the average home owner would pay $62.50 per year or $5.21 per month.

 

Passage of MEASURE H would allow the Board of Trustees to implement a Facilities Improvement Plan consisting of:

  • Construction of a new larger gym on the main YHS Campus

  • Remodeling of the small gym on campus into a music/performing arts facility

  • Remodeling of old gym into an approximately 1,100 seat auditorium

  • Remodeling existing facilities that do not meet current access requirements or codes

  • Remodeling current facilities for energy efficiency

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mark Greenfield, Superintendent at (530) 842-2521 or email at yrekauhsd@gmail.com.

Posted by: Shasta Odbert
Published: 10/20/14

District Staff

Cottini, Beth
Chief Business Official
Greenfield, Mark
Superintendent
Joling, Toni
District Bookkeeper
Odbert, Shasta
District Administrative Assistant

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