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School Improvement Bonds
Inglewood Unified School District
School Bonds - 55% Approval Required
Pass: 31,907 / 86.10% Yes votes ...... 5,152 / 13.90% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Dec 2 2:20pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (66/66)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Tax Rate Statement ||
To improve the quality of education; make health/safety improvements; replace old roofs; modernize/upgrade classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; improve student access to computers and technology; improve energy efficiency; upgrade inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; construct new classrooms; and qualify the District for over $20,000,000 in state grants, shall Inglewood Unified School District issue $90,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent oversight committee and NO money taken by the state or for administrative salaries?
Funds received from the sale of the bonds shall be used only for the specific purposes set forth in the Measure, including upgrading accessibility for persons with disabilities; upgrading and replacing buildings, signage, bells, and clocks; removing and repairing dry rot; installing and repairing fire alarm systems, fire safety equipment, and emergency exit lighting; upgrading and repairing student drop-off areas, parking, driveways, walkways, play areas and fields, paved surfaces and turf; renovating and upgrading classrooms, equipment labs, multi-purpose rooms, food service facilities, libraries and school facilities; upgrading and repairing restrooms, plumbing, roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors; constructing additional classrooms and school facilities; replacing windows and wiring systems; increasing electrical service capacity; installing and replacing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting; upgrading media, audiolvisual equipment, and other technology; upgrading and replacing computers, hardware and software systems; upgrading and expanding intercom and wireless systems, telecommunications, internet, and network connections; upgrading and replacing classroom equipment, and instructional aides; and upgrading and renovating sport facilities and athletic grounds. No funds may be used for teacher and administrator salaries and other operating expenses.
Independent performance and financial audits will be performed annually to ensure that the funds are spent only on District projects and for no other purpose. The Board shall appoint an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code 15278 no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes.
The bonds issued pursuant to the Education Code shall have a maturity not exceeding twenty five (25) years, and the bonds issued pursuant to the Government Code shall have a maturity not exceeding forty (40) years. The best estimate of the highest tax rate required to fund the bonds, based on the assessed valuations available at the time of filing the Tax Rate Statement is $44.00 per $100,000 of the taxable property within the District.
Approval of Measure GG does not guarantee that the proposed projects in the District that are the subject of the bonds will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by the Measure. The District's proposal for the identified projects assumes the receipt of matching State funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.
This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.
|Arguments For Measure GG|
Everyone knows the importance and value of having quality schools. From
higher achieving students, to training for future jobs, to greater neighborhood
safety and improved property values, quality schools do make a difference.
However, because the State continues to reduce funding for public education, we need to do more to improve the quality of education at our local schools. This is why our students need your YES vote on Measure GG.
Although our schools have been well maintained over the years, our classrooms are outdated. The average age of our schools is 65 years old and Kelso Elementary, the District's oldest school, was first built over 85 years ago! By investing in our schools, we can meet today's safety, technological, and educational standards as well as improve our community.
Measure GG will also make our schools more energy efficient, allowing the District to use money saved on utility costs and put it in the classrooms. Measure GG will improve Inglewood schools by:
JAMES H. BURT
TRINA L. WILLIAMS
(No arguments against Measure GG were submitted)
|Tax Rate Statement from GARY MCHENRY, Superintendent, Inglewood Unified School District|
|An election will be held in the Inglewood Unified School District (the "District")
on November 6, 2012 to authorize the sale of $90,000,000 in general obligation
bonds. The following information is submitted in compliance with Sections
9400-9404 of the California Elections Code.
The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $.0440 per $100 ($44.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2013-14.
The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $.0440 per $100 ($44.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2019-20.
The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, is $.0440 per $100 ($44.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation.
These estimates 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 bond sales, the amount of bonds sold at each sale and actual increases in assessed valuations. The timing of the bond sales and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the needs of the District. Actual assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined in the assessment and the equalization process.
Dated: August 8, 2012