2019-2020 Annual Report

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Measure C
2019-2020 Annual Report

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

Letter from Committee Chair

To: The Board of Trustees and Residents of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District

The Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is pleased to present its annual report on the progress of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s $490.8 million general obligation bond initiative in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The principal duties of the committee include informing the public about the expenditure of Measure C bond proceeds; ensuring that the district spends bond money only for the purposes set forth in Measure C; and producing an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities, including a compliance statement. The Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include overseeing the bond program, prioritizing projects, and monitoring progress and spending on individual projects, and overseeing the annual performance and financial audits.

During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the district completed several important projects. At De Anza College, this included painting the interior of the Registration & Student Services Building. At Foothill College, the district completed renovations to the data room in Building 1900, which included replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and installation of new uninterruptable power supply systems for back-up power.

The New District Office Building containing the district’s administrative offices and Board Room was substantially completed and occupied in late February 2020, shortly before Santa Clara County implemented a shelter-in-place mandate to combat COVID-19. Due to this order, final work on the building has continued sporadically to comply with all county public health requirements.

Funding provided by our community through Measure C is an indispensable investment in supporting student success. Maintaining Foothill and De Anza colleges and the Sunnyvale Center as valuable community resources ensures that the district can continue to provide community members with affordable, quality education and training and retraining opportunities that lead to higher-paid, higher-skilled jobs while meeting regional workforce needs.

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee met twice during the past fiscal year to review Measure C activities. At these meetings, district and program management staff provided the committee with written and oral reports and presentations, including:

In addition to its meetings with the Foothill-De Anza staff to review Measure C-related activities, the committee relied on the annual independent performance and financial audits conducted by Clifton, Larson, and Allen, LLP to carry out its duties. The annual performance and financial audits disclosed no instances of non-compliance with the terms of Proposition 39 or Measure C. The committee wishes to report that, to the best of its knowledge, the expenditures charged to the Measure C General Obligation Bonds have been made in accordance with the bond project list approved by voters through the approval of Measure C on June 6, 2006. The performance and financial audits can be viewed here.

Very truly yours,

Bruce Tolley
Committee Chair

Committee Members

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The following members were active during the past fiscal year:

  • Dudley AndersenAt-large representative
  • Joan BarramAt-large representative
  • Marge BrunoSenior citizens’ organization representative
  • Kelly DavisSupport organization representative
  • Dexter DawesTaxpayers’ association representative
  • Amine KhechfeSupport organization representative
  • Ellen SalibaAt-large representative
  • Bruce TolleyBusiness organization representative

Committee Meetings

The committee meets on a quarterly basis, with meetings open to the public. For a listing of meetings and proceedings please visit the committee meeting page.

About Measure C

On June 6, 2006, voters in the district’s service area approved Measure C, a $490.8 million general obligation bond measure, enabling the district to:

  • Upgrade electrical, heating, ventilation, and fire/seismic safety systems
  • Repair leaky roofs
  • Improve access for people with disabilities
  • Repair/expand classrooms for nurses/paramedics
  • Upgrade technology
  • Repair, construct, acquire, and equip buildings, classrooms, libraries, sites, science/computer labs

Measure C Bond Expenditures

For Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Fiscal Year Expenditures


LocationFiscal Year ExpendituresProgram Expenditures to date
Foothill College
$1,826,846$200,019,058
De Anza College
$1,399,084$210,906,674
District
$1,006,588$97,138,940
Total Bond Expenditures*:$4,232,518$508,064,672
*Rounding factors may apply
Source Documents: Quarterly Summary Report - BoardDocs

Measure C Bond Project List

as of June 30, 2020
Project Name Program to Date Expenditures
Foothill College
Furniture and Equipment (Excluding Tech Related Equipment) Foothill
Furniture and non-technological equipment used in classroom and office environments to support educational goals and strategies.
$11,342,650
Expansion of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Servers
Technological infrastructure needed to support and enhance the virtual and remote learning environment.
$0
Computer Equipment (Carts, Monitors)
Supplementary equipment needed to deploy computers and associated equipment.
$0
Outdoor and Indoor Student Seating (Physical Sciences & Engineering Center Café, Buildings 5000, 5100, 5400, etc.)
Improvement and establishment of outside seating areas located throughout the campus to facilitate student studying and collaborative group activities.
$13,440
Faculty/Staff/Administrator Office Refresh (Furniture)
Enhance and update employee and shared office space furniture.
$15,311
Accommodation/Ergonomic Furniture & Equipment (Staff, Faculty and Administrators)
Provide ergonomically correct office settings for employees.
$0
Classroom Furniture Replacement
Enhance and update classroom environments to better meet current student needs.
$35,717
Desktops
Upgrades to computer equipment for classrooms, labs and offices to provide optimum instructional and operational functionality.
$6,121,571
Printers
Upgrades to printer equipment for classrooms, labs and offices to provide optimum instructional and operational functionality
$82,325
New Multimedia and Technology, and Refresh
Enhance and update audio and visual equipment (i.e., projectors) in classroom environments.
$3,913,133
Accessibility Project for Classrooms and Labs (Counters, Tables, Desks, Chairs)
Modifications to improve accessibility for students and staff .
$0
Instructional Equipment for Biological and Health Sciences Building, Fine Arts & Physical Education buildings
Instructional equipment to support the Instructional programs within Biological & Health Sciences, Fine Arts & Physical Education.
$145,041
Campus Security
Update security and electronic lock systems throughout the campus to improve functionality and safety.
$40,247
Parking and Circulation
Review and reconfigure parking lots and traffic flow patterns to improve campus travel and safety.
$13,414,358
Building 1500 Renovation
Improvements to the 1500 building located on the campus.
$1,172,968
Irrigation Pump Replacement
Replace and update irrigation system to promote water conservation and enhance campus environment.
$257,515
Building 2500 Reroof
Replace and upgrade the roof on the 2500 Building in the Physical Education area.
$969,180
Storage Building at Swim Pool Area
Provide a secure storage facility for pool equipment.
$536,837
Small Capital Repairs - Foothill
Various projects on campus to improve buildings, pathways and infrastrucure.
$3,811,411
Physical Education Building Reroofing
Replace the roof on the Physical Education building area.
$976,594
Forum
Improvements to the Forum building which houses both classrooms and student support programs.
$3,912,855
Modernization of Learning Support Center, Biology and General Classrooms
Modernize and modify classrooms to support the instructional programs within the Learning Support Center, Biology and general classrooms.
$16,203,253
Modernization of Building 5700
Modernize and modify classrooms to support the instructional programs within Building 5700.
$361,698
Physical Education Lab Space
Modernize and modify classrooms to support the instructional programs within the Physical Education Lab spaces.
$1,512,408
Language Arts General Classrooms
Modernize and modify Language Arts classrooms.
$3,064,580
Swing Space
Relocate staff and students to spaces being redeveloped during ongoing renovations.
$965,079
Modernization of Administration Building & General Classrooms
Modernize and modify Administration Building and general classrooms.
$7,132,515
Reconstruction of Stadium Bleachers & Press Box
Updates and accessibility improvements made to the Football Stadium at Foothill College.
$1,816,465
Fine Arts Scene Shop
Perform updates and improvements to the dramatic arts area supporting the physical locations for productions.
$767,347
Japanese Cultural Center
Enhancements and improvements made to the Japanese Cultural Center, a location used to facilitate understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and customs.
$120,234
Renovate Existing Footbridge
Update and improve accessibility of the existing pedestrian pathway bridge located near one of the main bus stops.
$253,693
Smithwick Theater
Improvements and upgrades to the Smithwick Theater, used both for the dramatic arts instructional program as well as campus and district functions.
$4,139,185
Library & Instructional Support Center
Renovation of the library and student instruction center to improve accessibility, shared spaces, infrastructure and technology with the goal of providing an effective and welcoming space for student use.
$15,131,676
Campus Wide Building System & Infrastructure Repairs/Upgrades
Various projects on campus to improve systems supporting building functions and associated infrastrucure.
$620,727
Mainline Irrigation - Phase II
Update mainline irrigation to promote water conservation and enhance campus environment.
$158,942
Utility Lids - Phase II
Update manhole utility lids to improve utility access and campus safety.
$572,116
Loop Road Resurfacing
Resurface perimeter roads to improve traffic flow for campus safety.
$1,012,739
Exterior Signage
Update exterior signage across the campus to improve wayfinding.
$351,451
Utility and Technology Infrastructure
Enhance and update utility and technology infrastructure.
$8,515,900
Exterior Painting & Bird Remediation
Apply exterior paint and bird remediation strategies.
$621,983
Soccer and Softball Complex
Update and improve both the soccer and softball sport complexes.
$4,077,771
Central Campus Site Improvements
Various projects located throughout campus to improve functionality. and infrastructure
$9,809,110
Ornamental Horticulture & Veterinary Technology Demolition
Removal of various structures related to the horticulture and veterinary programs that are no longer needed in support of the instructional programs.
$182,567
Choral Rehearsal Hall
Audio and structural Improvements and renovations to the location utilized for singing and voice programs.
$150,002
Dental Hygiene/Radiology Renovation
Improvements and renovations to upgrade the facilities to provide the most up-to-date equipment and classroom environment in support of the dental hygiene and radiology programs.
$254,814
Install Photovoltaic Arrays - Campus Wide
Enhancement of the solar array infrastructure to better promote energy usage and sustainability.
$11,738,853
Physical Sciences and Engineering Center
Construction of a facility to provide the most up-to-date equipment and classroom environment in support of the physical science and engineering programs at the campus.
$57,627,320
Group II Equipment
Purchase of equipment needed to supplement various capital improvement projects.
$1,073,647
Fire Alarm System Replacements Phase II
Improvement of campus fire alarm system to provide better response and corresponding safety measures for employees and students.
$1,576,697
Environmental Impact Report
Report completed as part of bond project process to ensure that district remains in compliance with all required guidelines.
$282,730
Print Shop and Plant Services Facility
Improvements to functionality of campus print shop and various facilities related to support of physical location.
$287,833
Fire Alarm System Replacement Phase III
Improvement of campus fire alarm system to provide better response and corresponding safety measures for employees and students.
$900,374
Repair and Upgrade Miscellaneous Projects
Funding for various projects across campus to improve functionality and service.
$451,424
Refresh Multimedia Rooms
Update classroom audio and visual functionalities to better serve students and provide optimum instructional environments.
$1,152,489
Audio/Visual Technology
Update audio and visual functionalities in classrooms and offices to better serve students and provide optimum instructional and office environments.
$43,456
Biology
$0
Convert to Adaptive Learning Center
$0
General Classrooms
$0
Language Laboratory
$0
General Classrooms
$0
Lot 2 & 3 Security Improvements
$0
Tennis Court Improvements
$0
TV Center
$0
Loop Road Lighting & Safety
Upgrades and improvements to campus perimeter road to improve visibility and traffic flow to enhance campus safety.
$11,033
ADA Transition Plan
Cohesive campus plan to improve accessibility and maintain compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.
$1,203
Lot 4
$0
Lot 6
Improvements located in parking lot 6 on the west side of campus
$11,459
Complete Lot 1H
$0
Exterior Lighting
$0
Campus Fountains
$0
Replace Storm Drains
$0
Tree Maintenance and Replacement
$0
Slurry Coat and Re-stripe Lots 2 & 3
$0
Widen Access Road to Physical Education Building
$0
Replace Walkways
Upgrade of sidewalks and other pathways on campus to improve accessibility and safety.
$106,320
Veterinary Technology
$0
Wireless Infrastructure
$0
Pedestrian Bridge Lot 1
$0
Language Arts Division Office/Classrooms
Classroom and office functionality improvements to provide better service to students and employees.
$9,816
Loop Road Re-Alignment & Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Renovations to improve the traffic flow and visibility on the main perimeter road of the campus.
$186,997
Foothill Contingency
$0
Foothill College Total: $200,019,058
De Anza College
Furniture and Equipment (excluding technology related equipment) De Anza
Furniture and non-technological equipment used in classroom and office environments to support educational goals and strategies.
$15,143,366
Student Lab ADA Accessibility Project
Various changes needed to bring the student computer labs to a consistent level of accessibility, with equipment needs ranging from tables to ADA height reception counters to desks. Completion timeline is dependent upon the scope of the work required.
$4,031
Furniture Refresh for Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Ongoing project to systematically refresh student/staff/faculty/administrative offices and other student use spaces on campus. Furniture purchases include but are not limited to desks, tables, chairs and cabinets. Timeline is ongoing through the remaining life of the bond.
$555,042
Outdoor Furniture Update and Refresh
Refresh outdoor furniture that is significantly dated or no longer exists with more appropriate models that will better fit student needs as well as provide maintenance utility for the staff. Timeline is ongoing through the remaining life of the bond.
$0
System Wide Infrastructure
Projects that provide campus-wide service and are an addition to the infrastructure provided for support of students, staff and faculty, such as a key management system.  Timeline is identified as needed projects are identified and implemented.
$0
Desktops
Upgrades to computer equipment for classrooms, labs and offices to provide optimum instructional and operational functionality.
$9,172,583
Printers
Upgrades to printer equipment for classrooms, labs and offices to provide optimum instructional and operational functionality.
$210,759
Refresh Multimedia Rooms
Enhance and update audio and visual equipment (i.e., projectors) in classroom environments.
$3,375,396
Interior and Exterior Improvements
Enhancements to both inside and outside of campus buildings.
$30,960
Signage and Wayfinding
Update exterior signs and pathways across the campus to improve pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow.
$830,762
Campus Wide Electronic Locks
Standardize locking system across campus to provide more efficient functionality and improved safety features.
$1,537,277
Campus Drive
Renovations to improve the traffic flow and visibility of the main perimeter road of the campus.
$3,669,717
Planetarium Roof Replacement
Replacement of the roof on the Planetarium building on campus, including improvements related to specialized function.
$84,340
Small Capital Repairs - De Anza
Various projects on campus to improve buildings, pathways and infrastrucure.
$3,174,620
L-7 Building
Improvements to classrooms of the L-7 building on campus.
$3,805,020
Baldwin Winery & East Cottage "Historic Renovation"
Renovations to two buildings on campus to both maintain historic features as well as improve classrooms and office functionality.
$6,159,985
Seminar Building & Multicultural Center
Upgrades and improvements to two buildings on campus that provide instructional and student support services.
$5,000,053
Stadium and Track
Upgrades and improvements to the campus stadium, including new turf and other features.
$7,976,644
L-Quad Seating
Improvements to outside shared seating areas located near the east side of campus.
$158,918
Corporation Yard
Upgrades to the office, conference room and work areas in the facilities building and work yard located at the De Anza campus.
$4,008,793
Signage (Phase I)
Standardization and accessibility improvements to signs located on the campus to improve visitor and student experience.
$671,069
Library
Renovation of the library building to improve accessibility, shared spaces, infrastructure and technology with the goal of providing an effective and welcoming space for student use.
$11,152,379
Secured Bicycle Storage for Students
Construction of a locked bicycle storage area to allow for use of Associated Student Body provided bicycles to students with transportation needs.
$227,117
Campus Site Lighting (Phase I)
Second phase of campus-side review and upgrade of lighting system to provide a better lighted and safer environment for employees and students.
$662,686
Campus Wide Replacement/Repair of Interior and Exterior Finishes
Various projects to upgrade and replace both inside and outside building walls and structures.
$1,259,670
Window Replacement Campus-wide
Campus-side review and upgrade of various windows to improve functionality and energy efficiency.
$405,845
Child Development Center Playground Maintenance & Shade Structure
Replacement and upgrade of recreational structures used by the children who attend the child development center.
$439,291
Environmental Studies Area
Improvements to the outside instructional area, including renovation of the pond, used by the environmental study program.
$972,869
Repair Tile Roofs
Repair and upgrade of various tile roofs located on buildings throughout the campus.
$5,293,951
Flint Parking Structure Repairs
Renovation and seismic upgrades made to the 4-story Flint parking structure to enable it to meet current regulatory guidelines.
$6,946,144
Buildings S2-S6 Phase II - Utility Master Plan - Phase I
Upgrades to the utility infrastructure of the science quad location to enable better energy efficiency and support instructional needs specifically related to science curriculums.
$14,822,225
Advanced Technology Center
Renovations and upgrades made to the Advanced Technology Center to provide up-to-date laboratories, equipment and classrooms for student instruction.
$11,631,949
G-Building
Improvements and upgrades to the classrooms located near the football stadium.
$962,243
Install Photovoltaic Arrays - Campus Wide
Installation of solar arrays in various locations throughout the campus to reduce reliance on traditional energy sources.
$11,732,597
Elevator Upgrades - Campus Wide
Improvements to elevators across campus to ensure regulatory guidelines are met and student and employee accessibility is maintained at the highest level.
$733,108
Advanced Technology Center Central Plant Sound Attenuation
Project to reduce the sound impact from infrastructure systems related to use of the Advanced Technology Center.
$686,818
Auto Technology
Improvements and upgrades made to the location of the Auto Technology program to provide the most up-to-date learning experience.
$4,064,329
Campus Center Phase II
Improvements to the Campus Center, a location that includes Dining Services, the Associated Student Body Offices, Health Center and conference rooms.
$2,156,931
Media & Learning Center
Construction of a two-story media and learning center to better serve student needs. In alignment with the campus' sustainability goals, the building was constructed to meet LEED platinum (highest level) status.
$49,972,863
Group II Equipment
Purchase of equipment needed to supplement various capital improvement projects.
$1,900,378
Swing Space
Construction of space needed to house existing offices and programs during building renovations.
$1,238,195
Fire Alarm System Replacements Phase II
Improvement of campus fire alarm system to provide better response and corresponding safety measures for employees and students.
$284,997
Forum
Improvements to the Forum building which houses both classrooms and student support programs.
$2,155,798
Environmental Impact Report
Report completed as part of bond project process to ensure that district remains in compliance with all guidelines.
$43,233
Roof and Trellis Repair: Buildings PE 1-2-6 & S7 - 8
Repairs to the exterior trellis and roofs of various athletic and science buildings.
$1,562,017
Combined Site Improvements
Various projects located throughout campus to improve functionality and infrastructure.
$8,580,539
Building L-7 Phase II
Second phase of improvements to the L-7 building on campus focused on data center components serving the entire district.
$2,566,379
Campus Exterior Lighting
First phase of campus-side review and upgrade of lighting system to provide a better lighted and safer environment for employees and students.
$553,579
New Multimedia Technology, Then Refresh
Enhance and update audio and visual equipment (i.e., projectors) in classroom environments.
$2,102,269
Audio/Visual Technology
Improvements to more traditional audio and visual equipment used in the classroom environment.
$17,683
Physical Education Quad Breezeway
$0
Demolition of Staff House
$0
Wireless Infrastructure- Phase II & III
$0
Asphalt Walks
$0
East Cottage "Historic Renovation"
$0
Irrigation - Branches
$0
Landscaping Phase II
$0
Campus Exterior Lighting Phase II
$0
Resurface Parking Lots E & I
$0
Construct Parking Lot K
$0
Sunken Garden
$0
Slip Line Storm Drain Main Lines
$0
Repair Stone Pavers in Courtyards
$0
Slurry Seal Lots A, B, and Flint Center Parking Garage
$0
Building L5 Central Plant
$0
Baseball & Softball Fields
$0
ADA Transition Plan
$0
Construct New Covered Gathering Area
$0
Financial Aid Outreach Office
$0
Multicultural Center
$0
Planetarium Expansion
$0
Parking and Circulation
$0
A8 Building
Improvements to the A8 building on campus which houses office space and serves as a technology infrastructure hub.
$190,936
Phase II - Renovation of A9
$0
Master Landscaping (Phase I)
$0
Renovation of Administrative Offices Phase II
$0
Construct New Transit Center
Construction of a more efficient and user-friendly mass transportation center primarily used by the county bus system.
$18,319
De Anza Program Contingency
$0
De Anza College Total: $210,906,674
District
Phone Equipment
Upgrade of district-wide phone system from traditional ground line to a "voice of Internet protocol" (VoIP) system.
$2,297,540
Consultants Specifications for Network Routers
Improvements to technology infrastructure.
$97,305
Server Growth
Expansion of technology infrastructure to support enhanced instructional and operational technology needs.
$70,355
Wireless Infrastructure - Phase II & III
Expansion of technology infrastructure to support expanded and enhanced network connectivity across the district.
$764,235
Desktops
Upgrades to computer equipment for classrooms, labs and offices to provide optimum instructional and operational functionality.
$879,292
Printers
Upgrades to printer equipment for classrooms, labs and offices to provide optimum instructional and operational functionality.
$28,243
Educational Technology Services (ETS) Facilities
Upgrade to technology office and administrative space that supports instructional, student service and administrative needs of the district.
$1,324,732
New District Offices
Construction of a new office space to house the Chancellor's Office, Business Services Human Resources and Foundation department. Consolidation of these services in a modern building enhances support of instructional and student service functions on the campuses.
$22,163,669
Replace Enterprise Resources Program (ERP)
Replacement of various instructional, business and student service software systems with a single integrated system that provides improved functionality and enhances the student experience.
$10,584,942
Enterprise Resources Program (ERP) Hardware Refresh
Replacement and upgrade of the physical computer components needed to support the new ERP software system.
$232,651
Network Room Renovation
Improvements to technology infrastructure to support enhanced needs of the district.
$1,849,132
Foothill-DeAnza Education Center
Construction of new facility located in Sunnyvale to expand instructional services to student and better meet geographical needs.
$41,020,934
Network and Security
Improvements to technology security infrastructure of the district.
$4,722,637
Labor to Refresh Computers
Personnel costs to support the upgrade and improvements of computers for student laboratories and staff use.
$2,292,077
Labor to Install Network Equipment/Routers etc
Personnel costs to support the upgrade and improvements of audio and visual equipment for classrooms and conference areas.
$510,094
Server Refresh
Expansion of server infrastructure needed to support enhanced technology needs.
$1,994,653
Wireless Infrastructure
Expansion of wireless infrastructure needed to support enhanced technology needs.
$658,903
District Vehicles
Purchase of vehicles needed to support athletics, disability, custodial, grounds, trades and police functions.
$3,194,909
Group II Equipment
Purchase of equipment needed to supplement various capital improvement projects.
$522,600
Pay Off Existing Loan
$0
Grounds and Landscaping
$0
Repairs & Resurfacing of Roads & Parking
$0
Data Center "C"
Improvements to location housing district technology infrastructure.
$128,415
District Program Contingency
$0
District Program Contingency - Property Acquisition
$0
Pay Off Existing Debt
$0
Pass through Account for Overhead Collection
$0
Pass through Account for Furniture Equipment and Technology (FET) Overhead Collection
$0
Program Overhead
$0
Cost of Issuance/Other
Expense related to the issuance of bonds for the support of the Measure C. program
$1,801,622
Unallocated Interest Earnings
$0
Catastrophic Contingency
$0
District Total Expenditures: $97,138,940
Measure C Total Expenditures: $508,064,672