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PEF Endorses Measure O 2020

The Pasadena Educational Foundation endorses Pasadena Measure O which provides funding to increase student access to technology, expand STEAM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology, Arts, and Math), and school improvements.
Measure O will:
  • Improve Student access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) courses throughout the District
  • Increase student access to computers and modern classroom technology
  • Replace aging plumbing systems and roofs
  • Measure O’s estimated average annual tax rate is less than 4c per $100 of assessed valuation while bonds are outstanding

Measure O Frequently Asked Questions


Measure O is a general obligation (GO) bond measure on the November 3,2020, presidential election ballot. If approved by 55% of District votes case,

Measure O will authorize $516.3 million to increase student access to technology, upgrade classrooms and schools, and expand STEAM and Career Technology Education programs and facilities.

Measure O will include $60 million in Education Technology bonds, which are short-term 3-5 year bonds to allow for the purchase of technology. The remaining $456.3 million will be issued as long term 30-35 year bonds for facilities capital improvements.


  • Improving equitable access to technology for students
  • Providing classrooms, labs and technology to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEAM) courses
  • Improving access to school facilities for students with disabilities
  • Improving energy conservation with installation of district-owned solar panels and energy-efficient windows
  • Upgrading Career Technical Education classrooms
  • Replacing aging roofs and plumbing systems
  • Repairing and upgrading aging classrooms and labs to better prepare students for high school, college and careers
  • Replacing heating,ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Installing new electrical systems to safely accommodate new technology
  • Improving studen tsafety andc ampus security, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers

For more on Measure O, please visit the PUSD website here.