Measure KK was a bond measure designed to renovate/update DSUSD schools
Voters residing within the Desert Sands Unified School District approved Measure KK in November 2014, a $225 million bond measure to renovate/update its schools, improve safety/security, enhance energy-efficiency, equip classrooms for 21st century teaching and learning, and strengthen pathways for student success in college and career.
The Measure KK bond funds will undergo three phases. During Phase 1 bond funds were used to build the new Richard Oliphant Elementary School, modernize La Quinta Middle School and Herbert Hoover Elementary School, provide additional security and technological improvements, and improve play surfaces at many Desert Sands schools.
Now the district is in Phase 2, which includes the modernization of Indio Middle School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, James Monroe Elementary School, Gerald Ford Elementary School, and James Madison Elementary School.
Indio Middle School Modernization
The Indio Middle School modernization project began in 2019 and was completed in August 2020. This project included technology upgrades to meet current district standards, a complete modernization of interior spaces and finishes, life and safety code improvements, and fresh paint and new color scheme to the exterior of the campus.
James Monroe Elementary School Modernization
The Monroe Elementary School modernization project began in the summer of 2020 and will be completed in time for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. This modernization project will include technology upgrades to meet current district standards and a complete modernization of interior spaces and finishes.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School Modernization
The Kennedy Elementary School modernization project began in 2019 and was completed in October 2020. This project included the installation of interim housing and demolition of the original classroom and administrative buildings. These facilities were replaced with new state-of-the-art classroom facilities and administrative offices. The existing classroom wing, multi-purpose building and library were repainted to match the new buildings. The campus has a new color scheme to go with its new modern appeal.
Gerald Ford Elementary School Modernization
The Ford Elementary School modernization project began in fall of 2020 and will be completed in 2022. This modernization project includes the installation of a new classroom building and new kindergarten building. The existing buildings will include technology upgrades to meet current district standards, and a complete modernization of interior spaces and finishes. The exterior of the campus has been updated with fresh paint and a new color scheme.
James Madison Elementary School Modernization
The Madison Elementary School modernization will begin in the spring of 2021 and will be completed in the winter of 2022. This modernization project will include a new kindergarten building, modernization of interior spaces and finishes to existing classrooms, library and educational support spaces, and technology upgrades to meet current district standards.
DSUSD’s TREC program (Trustees Reaching Every Campus) will resume in the 2021-2022 school year and visits to the revitalized campuses will be offered.
- Indio Middle School: DSUSD
- Kennedy Elementary School construction: DSUSD
- Gerald Ford-Elementary construction: DSUSD
- Kennedy Elementary School: DSUSD