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Information About Potential Local School Improvement Bond Measures

Excellent Education in Local Schools

Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) is committed to preparing our students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world with innovative educational experiences and support to optimize learning environments for all students. Our schools have a longstanding track record of strong academic performance but some of our classrooms and school facilities are aging and require upgrades for safety and to keep pace with rising academic standards.

Locally-Controlled Funding to Maintain High-Quality Schools

In order to address school facility needs and provide maximum local control, the Board of Trustees is considering the creation of two School Facility Improvement Districts (“SFIDs”) and potential separate bond measures. The first SFID would encompass the communities and schools of San Clemente and Capistrano Beach and the second SFID would encompass Dana Point, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. The formation of SFIDs would dedicate funds raised by the bond measures to schools within each respective area.

Local school improvement bond measures would provide locally-controlled funding to repair and improve Capistrano Unified schools. A citizens’ oversight committee, detailed project list and annual audits would be required. 

To see the breakout of the two SFIDs, including which schools they would encompass, what projects they would fund and how much they would cost each property owner, please click on the links below.


Exploring our local funding options is a community-driven process. We welcome your feedback and questions as we consider these potential measures. Please contact Ryan Burris, Chief Communications Officer, at or (949) 234-9427.

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