Why We NEED Measure V

Vote YES on MEASURE V to invest in our local public schools!

The Las Virgenes Unified School District, serving Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Bell Canyon, and Hidden Hills, provides an exceptional education for all students in our community from elementary through high school. Our local public schools receive statewide and national awards of distinction.

Excellent public schools are vital for our families and our local economy. They play a key role in sustaining significantly higher property values for all of us, whether or not we have children in school.

Most of our schools were built in the 1960s and 1970s and have reached a critical point in their life cycle requiring significant improvements that the State of California will not fund. 

The District has prioritized the most pressing, unmet needs our schools face. Measure V will help address our most time-sensitive safety, security, and educational facility needs, including: 

  • Improving instructional technology to keep classrooms up to date.
  • Upgrading science and engineering labs and career technical education facilities.
  • Strengthening school safety, upgrading fire and disaster preparedness and emergency response systems.
  • Repairing and replacing deteriorating roofs, plumbing, heating/air conditioning systems.

Measure V contains critical accountability measures and annual audits that are required by law. No funds are allowed for salaries or pensions.  An independent Citizens Oversight Committee will ensure that this measure only funds projects that voters approve and that all funds remain local, benefitting only LVUSD schools. 

LVUSD receives NO funding for facility improvements from the State. Measure V is a critical local funding source that will allow us to secure state matching funds and help our students maintain their  competitive edge.

Vote Yes on V to maintain the high-quality schools that make Las Virgenes a destination school district.

Signatories:

  • Carol Washburn, Retired President & CEO, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, Calabasas Savvy Seniors
  • Bill Koehler, Retired Mayor, City of Agoura Hills
  • Laura Each Nguyen, Westlake Village Parent, Lindero Canyon Middle School PFC President
  • Mike Corridori, Local Business Owner, Westlake Village
  • Richard Sherman, Calabasas Park Homeowners Association

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE V WAS SUBMITTED