The voters of the Georgetown Divide passed Measure G, the Black Oak Mine Unified School District facilities bond with 62.45% of the vote on November 7, 2006. The $6.9 million general obligation bond is to be used solely to improve, repair and upgrade facilities at Golden Sierra High School, Georgetown School and Northside School. Improvements will focus on safety and infrastructure, and include instructional improvements, most notably in science and technology classrooms. The District also utilized approximately $5 million of funding from the State of California to support this modernization and construction of school facilities. For an update on the status of these projects please click here.
Golden Sierra High School's new construction project included building a new wing which houses Drama, Music, and Science classes. The project also included earthwork, site demolition and preparation, new and modified site sewer, site drainage, domestic water , and fire water, modifications to the existing leach field, handicap ramps, walk-in freezer and refrigerator, and new electrical main services. (completed summer 2011)
Golden Sierra High School's modernization project included modernization of the existing main building including abatement, demolition, new walls and fire corridors, new ceilings, new mechanical systems, new electrical systems, new finishes, new restrooms, new skylights, and kitchen modifications. (completed summer 2011)
Georgetown School's modernization project included a new computer lab.
Northside School's new construction project included a multifunctional classroom and Kindergarten Classrooms.
We appreciate the community support for quality schools. The high quality of education and the recognition our community has received as on of the "100 Best communities" for youth in the United States are a result of that community support.