Measure RR is a $7 billion bond measure to upgrade, modernize and replace aging school facilities, update technology, and address inequities in L.A. schools. The measure includes upgrades to school technology to better handle distance learning along with improved COVID-19 cleanliness and distancing standards for student, faculty and staff safety.
More than 70 percent of our public-schools were built more than 50 years ago – too many of these buildings are deteriorating, contain health hazards like asbestos and contaminated drinking water, and generally do not meet standards for 21st century learning and school safety. Such disparity is unfair and puts students at risk of falling behind in preparing for college and careers simply because of where they live.
It’s important to note that Measure RR will not increase taxes – rather it extends without increasing the tax rate currently authorized for voter-approved Los Angeles Unified School District bonds. Moreover, it is subject to strict independent oversight and accountability requirements. And not only will Measure RR benefit our kids and lay the foundation for a stronger future workforce, it will immediately create thousands of quality jobs benefitting the region’s economy.
LABC’s endorsement is an extension of our longstanding commitment to support the development of modern, public education facilities in Los Angeles.