Frequently Asked Questions
Our schools are doing great. Why do we need Measure M?
How does Measure M protect quality academic instruction in local classrooms?
What specific projects will be funded by Measure M?
Funding from Measure M can be used on urgent school needs. These critical fixes were identified by BSD’s community-driven, master planning process for facilities. Priority items include:
- Upgrading classrooms to provide access for students with disabilities
- Fixing leaking roofs, finding and removing lead and asbestos
- Bringing classrooms, libraries and educational facilities up to current earthquake, fire and safety codes
- Protecting student safety and security by creating single-point entries at all schools
- Ensuring hands-on science, technology and engineering labs are all up to the latest 21st-century standards
How do I know that Measure M funds will be spent responsibly?
Measure M includes strict fiscal accountability provisions to ensure that every penny stays in Burlingame elementary and junior high schools.
- All money raised will be controlled locally to support local elementary and middle schools and cannot be taken away by the State
- Independent citizen oversight and annual audits are required
- No money can be used for administrator salaries
Will Measure M help our District qualify for millions in state matching funds?
How can I help with Measure M?
When can I vote Yes on M?
What level of support is required to pass Measure M?
When is the deadline to request to vote by mail?
The deadline to request to vote by mail in this election is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.