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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
School Improvement Bonds
Glendora Unified School District
55% Majority Approval Required
Pass: 6,588 / 63.09% Yes votes ...... 3,854 / 36.91% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Nov 28 4:37pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (12/12)|
|Information shown below: Official Information | Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Tax Rate Statement ||
Shall Glendora Unified School District upgrade, repair and improve classrooms and school facilities including upgrading aging heating/ventilation/air-conditioning systems, upgrading electrical power/ wiring for technology in classrooms, repair/ replace aging roofs, restrooms, install fire alarms, bring school facilities into compliance with current building safety/health codes, by issuing $41,310,000 of bonds at interest rates within legal limits, qualify for $12 million in state grants with annual audits and citizen oversight?
Funds received from the sale of the bonds shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction and/or rehabilitation of school facilities including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and acquisition or lease of real property, and construction management by District personnel or a construction management firm, and not for any other purpose. Projects include replacing roofs, underground water and sewer lines, repairing restrooms and covered walkways, upgrading power systems, improving exteriors and sites, repairing, replacing and installing heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, upgrading older classrooms including lighting systems, and making code compliance and safety improvements such as disability access and installing security systems. The funds may not be used for any other purpose, such as teacher and administrator salaries, or other school operating expenses.
The Board of Education of the District ("Board") shall cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond funds have been expended on the specific projects listed in .the Measure. The Board shall also cause to be conducted an annual independent .financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of the bonds until all of the proceeds have been expended for the identified school facilities projects. The Board shall establish an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee to ensure bond proceeds are expended only on the identified school facilities projects.
The Bonds would be issued at interest rates below the legal limit. The chief fiscal officer of the District shall file an annual report pursuant to Government Code section 53411, stating the amount of bond proceeds collected and expended in that year and the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds.
This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
|Arguments For Measure G|
Vote yes on Measure G.
The Glendora Unified School District (GUSD) is committed to providing all students quality education in a safe learning environment. In order to provide local students with adequate classrooms and school facilities, it is necessary to make major repairs and upgrades to our 40+ year school buildings.
GUSD qualifies for $12.1 million in state grants. Local voters must pass Measure G in order for GUSD to receive these State funds. Our $12.1 million will otherwise go to other school districts that do pass a school bond.
Measure G will:
Repair and upgrade local school buildings including:
Repair, replace, upgrade, and install heating and ventilation systems at all school sites to meet current building codes
Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to Ensure Taxpayers’ Money is Spent Wisely.
A Citizens’ Oversight Committee will ensure Measure G funds will ONLY be used for the work spelled out in the ballot. By law, no funds can be spent on salaries. Bond funds will be audited annually by an independent Certified Public Accounting (C.P.A.) firm.
History of Taxpayer Accountability:
“In 2000 voters approved Measure G which represented the first step in updating and improving Glendora schools. That bond modernized Glendora High School, Williams, and La Fetra Elementary Schools; and constructed a new community Event Center and aquatic facility. The Independent Citizens’ Committee audited expenditures and fully supports Measure G.”
Mark Lamoureux, Glendorans for K.I.D.S.
Join parents, teachers, community members, business leaders, and your neighbors in support of Measure G. For our school children, our communities, our property values, please vote YES on Measure G.
Dr. Charles Gomer
(No arguments against Measure G were submitted)
|Tax Rate Statement from Dr. George Mannon, Superintendent, Glendora Unified School District|
|As shown on .the enclosed official ballot, an election is being held in Glendora Unified School District (the "District") on November 8, 2005, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the question of whether the District shall issue and sell bonds of the District in the amount not to exceed $41,310,000. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate, or rates to be established at such time as the bonds are sold, not to exceed the maximum applicable statutory rate for such bonds. If such bonds are authorized and sold, the principal thereof and the interest thereon are a general obligation of the District payable from the proceeds of tax levies on real property in the District..
The following information regarding the tax rate is given to comply with Sections 9400 to 9404 of the Elections Code. Such information is based upon the best estimates and projections presently available from official sources and other experience within the District or demonstrable factors and is subject to change.
(a) The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund the bond issue during th~ first fiscal year after the first sale of the bonds based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is $42.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for tax year 2006-07.
(b) The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund the bond issue during the first fiscal year after the last sale of the bonds based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is $43.25 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for tax year 2009-10.
(c) The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund the bond issue during the term of the bond issue based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is $43.35 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. It is estimated .that the highest tax rate would apply in the 2019-20 tax year.
These estimiates are based on projections derived from information obtained from official sources. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary depending on the timing of any bond sales, the amount of bonds sold, . and actual increases in assessed valuations. The timing of !he bond sales and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be governed by the needs of the District.