Measure I passes with last-minute addition of absentee ballots


Zenil Koovejee

Measure I is designed to complement Measure I1, the District’s first general obligation bond in nearly 20 years (which authorized the sale of up to $270M in bonds).

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters have officially certified the results for the November 8 election, reporting that Pleasanton voters have approved the PUSD Measure I bond initiative

Measure I passed with 57.20% of the vote. It needed 55% to win.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to the Pleasanton community for their investment in our students and the future of our school district facilities. Our team intends to “hit the ground running” with Measure I, to maximize the impact of this community investment,” said PUSD Superintendent David Haglund

With Measure I officially approved, the $395 million bond is expected to pay for school facility improvements in and around the district. Gym and theater projects at Amador Valley and Foothill high schools, new classrooms at Vintage Hills Elementary, and other projects are expected to start as soon as possible with district planning currently in the works. 

“The change is here. I can not wait to see what the future holds for both our students and our community,” said Gyan Bhambani (‘23). 

Measure I co-chairs, Todd Utikal and Bill Butler, have celebrated the achievement and will oversee the operational and leadership standpoint of the Measure and its projects from this point forward. 

“We look forward to recognizing the remarkable efforts of the Measure I Committee in the new year. Our staff, students, and entire community owe these “Champions of Change” a huge debt of gratitude,” said Haglund

Ultimately, Bond Measure I has the potential to revolutionize the state of education in Alameda County. With hope on the horizon, students, teachers, and administrators around PUSD envision a brighter future where Pleasanton school campuses reflect the people that embody them.