• Perris Elementary School District
    Updating Aging Schools for Student Success

    Perris Elementary School District (PESD) provides a quality education for more than 5,500
    elementary and middle school students across 9 school sites. PESD is committed to helping
    students become successful, responsible learners for life who strive toward their unlimited

    While our schools serve the community well, many Perris elementary and middle schools were
    built more than 60 years ago and require repairs and upgrades to ensure all students have
    equal access to safe and updated educational facilities. While some of our schools have
    received repairs and maintenance, others have not. For our kids to succeed in school, career,
    college and life, they must be skilled in science, math and technology.

    As our area continues to grow, drawing more families to our local schools, the need to add
    additional classrooms and schools to help address our growing student enrollment.

    Dedicated Local Funding for School Improvements

    To ensure all students have safe and modern educational facilities, the Board of Education is
    considering placing a $37 million school facilities improvement bond measure on the November
    2024 ballot. Although no decisions have been made, the measure would be limited to 3 cents
    per $100 of assessed (not market) value.

    If approved by voters, funding from a potential measure could: 

    • Repair or replace deteriorating roofs, plumbing, sewer, heating, ventilation and
      electrical systems
    • Improve student safety and campus security including fencing, cameras, intruder
      protection systems, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms
      and sprinklers
    • Add classrooms and schools to help address growing student enrollment
    • Create modern classrooms to support hands-on science instruction and learning-by-
    • Upgrade older schools to meet new health and safety codes where needed, and provide
      proper access for students with disabilities

    Mandatory Fiscal Accountability

    A potential school facilities improvement bond measure would require a clear system of
    accountability including a requirement that all funds would be controlled locally to support
    Perris schools and could not be taken by the State, and a required Citizens’ Oversight
    committee and independent audits to ensure funds are spent properly.

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