Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) selected Gafcon in 2007 and again in 2008 to manage the Prop H ($274M) and Prop U ($417M) bond programs which will modernize and revitalize 11 campuses. The scope of work includes upgrading educational technology, rehabilitating aging classrooms and facilities, improving safety and energy efficiency, and constructing a new high school.
Gafcon works closely with District staff and the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee on managing the bond program and implementing the District’s Master Plan. Gafcon brought together District staff and a panel of experts to develop an automated web-based software to prequalify bidders, saving the district several hours to review each application. Gafcon also provides staff to support the District with its external communication by producing monthly newsletters and maintaining the bond program website.
Gafcon assisted the District to secure reimbursement funding from the State of California Environmental Hardship Program. Funding is extremely difficult to obtain due to strict requirements, but the team secured $8.1M of supplement funding for the capital improvement programs.