Measure E Bond

Measure E Bond Oversight Committee Members Needed

The Columbia Elementary School District was successful in the election conducted on November 4, 2014 in passing a general obligation bond. Pursuant to Section 15278 of the Education Code, the District is now obligated to establish the Oversight Committee to satisfy the accountability requirements of Prop 39.The Board of Trustees of the Columbia Elementary School District is seeking candidates to appoint to the committee.

Trustees will accept applications from January 26, 2015 until noon on February 13, 2015 from eligible residents indicating their interest in being considered for the appointment. Eligibility criteria established by Prop 39 includes:


  • Member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
  • Member active in a senior citizen’s organization.
  • Member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
  • Member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District.
  • Member shall be both, a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization or school site council.
  • Member of the community at-large appointed by the Board.

Interested applicants may contact the District Office to obtain an application at 10140 Old Oregon Trail or download the application from the District’s website, by clicking here:  Bond Oversight Committee Member Application


Completed applications may be hand delivered or mailed to:

Columbia Elementary School District

Attention: Clay Ross

10140 Old Oregon Trail

Redding, CA 96003


or email your completed application to .


Any questions, please contact Clay Ross at 530-223-1915

Columbia Elementary School District (CESD) – Measure E Information

An election was held on November 04, 2014 to authorize the sale of $8,600,000 in general obligation bonds to Columbia Elementary School District.

Local schools are the most important assets in the community and should be our number one priority.  Quality schools improve student achievement, improve property values, prepare children for a productive future and create greater neighborhood safety.  CESD teachers and staff do an excellent job education local children, but many classrooms and buildings in the CESD are outdated and inadequate to provide students with the school facilities they need to succeed.

Although CESD school have been well maintained over the years, aging classrooms and facilities must be upgraded since many do not meet 21st century standards.  Columbia Elementary School was first built in the 1950’s, over 50 years ago.  Today our schools need major classroom and infrastructure improvements to maintain the quality of education provided to local children.  By investing in neighborhood schools, we can meet today’s safety, technological and educational standards as well as better our community.

If passed, Measure E will improve Columbia Elementary School and Mountain View Middle School by

  • Updating outdated electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems
  • Making campus safety/security improvements
  • Increasing student access to computers and modern technology
  • Replacing 20-year and older portables with permanent classrooms

Measure E makes financial sense and protects taxpayers

  • By law, spending must be reviewed an annually audited by an independent citizens’ oversight committee
  • All bond funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State
  • Funds are required to be spent only on schools, not for administrator or teacher salaries.

Measure E upgrades and renovate old and inadequate classrooms, improves the education of local children and maintains the quality of our community.


Board Resolution, Exhibit A: Ballot Measure (Full Text of Measure)


Tax Rate Statement


Frequently Asked Questions


Top 12 Supporters of Measure E

  • James Luna, Columbia Board Member
  • Francine Sullivan, City of Redding Council Member
  • Missy McArthur, City of Redding Council Member
  • Tom Armelino, Superintendent of Schools, Shasta County Office of Education
  • Joe Wyse,  President, Shasta College
  • Bill Schappell, Shasta County Supervisor, District 4
  • Leonard Moty, Shasta County Supervisor, District 2
  • Les Baugh, Shasta County Supervisor, District 5
  • Joe Cerami, Cerami & Browning Construction Inc.
  • Clay Ross, Principal/Superintendent
  • Mike Rossiter, Real Estate Agent, C & C Properties
  • Bob Nash, Owner, Nash Ranch