Bond Measure G

About the Bond (Measure G)

On November 8, 2011, the voters of the Newark Unified School District authorized Measure G under the Proposition 39 statutes. Measure G authorized the issuance of $63 million in General Obligation Bonds.

The proceeds of the Bonds are to be used to update aging classrooms, libraries, and science labs to meet earthquake/fire/safety standards; improve access for students with disabilities; remove asbestos, lead and hazardous materials; and improve energy/operational efficiency to maximize funding for instructional programs.

Measure G – General Obligation Bonds

  • Series A, Issued 7/30/2012:  $15,000,000
  • Series B, Issued 6/19/2014:  $30,000,000
  • Series C, Issued 7/13/2016:  $18,000,000

Total Authorization $63,000,000

The summarized text of the ballot language of Measure G was as follows:

To preserve quality education, provide safe and modern schools, and qualify for matching funds, shall Newark Unified School District update aging classrooms, libraries, and science labs to meet earthquake/fire/safety standards; improve access for students with disabilities; remove asbestos, lead and hazardous materials; and improve energy/operational efficiency to maximize funding for instructional programs; by issuing $63 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries, and all funds staying in Newark.


At the October 30, 2012 Board of Education meeting, Vanir Construction was approved as the construction management firm for Bond projects.


Click on Measure G Bond Program Flowchart to view a flowchart that shows the Measure G bond program process.