Like many school Districts in California Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) faced a significant need to upgrade their aging facilities to meet their students needs for a 21st Century Education. In 2013 VCUSD selected QKA and Van Pelt Construction Services to create a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan to provide a road map for transforming their school facilities to meet the needs of their innovative 21st Century teaching and learning programs. QKA worked with the VCUSD staff and community to develop a District wide Educational Specifications to develop a benchmark for facilities required to support their educational programs. Working collaboratively with a committee from each of the schools, the Master Plan developed a long term vision for each school, identified the specific facilities improvements needed to achieve that vision, provided preliminary cost estimates and prioritized those improvements. The process culminated in the Board placing a proposal for a $239 million in general obligation bond funding on the November 2014 ballot to fund the first phase of improvements.