Walnut Valley Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure S Bonds - Los Angeles County - 2007 General Election
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Commentary on Measure S

This is one of the two most recent bond measures for Walnut Valley Unified School District.

Ask yourself why Measure O (2015) or Measure WV (2016) did not contain a list like you see with Measure S (this measure)?

Broken Promise Contest

Measure S promised an awful lot of things. Many of those promises were not kept. The District hasn't provided any comparison between Measure S or Measure Y (its companion measure) that identifies what was completed. Nor has the District given any reasons why priority items appear to have been ignored. Help us out and let us know what broken promises you're aware of. Please be specific. Find the school and the listed project that wasn't done and send it to me at walnutwatchdogs+docs[at]gmail.com.

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Measure S Question

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Impartial Analysis for Measure S

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE S

By Raymond G. Fortner, Jr., County Counsel

Approval of Measure S would authorize the Walnut Valley Unified School District ("District") to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $64,600,000 ("Bonds").

Proceeds of the sale of the Bonds will be used only for core academic and safety purposes such as the repair, renovation, acquisition, construction, and equipping of classrooms, science labs, sites, and school facilities. Projects include upgrading bathrooms, plumbing, roofs, computer technology, fire safety equipment, and making earthquake-retrofit upgrades to classrooms. Proceeds shall only be used for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure and not for any other purpose, including teacher or administrator salaries or other school operating expenses.

The Board of Trustees of the District ("Board") will cause to be conducted annual, independent performance and financial audits until all of the Bond proceeds ave been expended to ensure the proceeds are spent on the projects identified in the Measure. The Board will cause the appointment of a Citizens' Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code section 15278, within 60 days after the Board enters the results of the election.

The Bonds would be issued for a term not to exceed twenty-five (25) years in the case of Bonds issued under the authority of the Education Code, and forty (40) years in the case of Bonds issued under the authority of the Government Code. The tax rate levied to secure the Bonds will not exceed the Proposition 39 limit per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of taxable property in the District when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution. The interest rate on the Bonds shall not exceed the maximum rate allowed by law.

The measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.

NOTICE to VOTERS

Approval of Measure S does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Walnut Valley Unified School Disctrict that are the subject of bonds under Measure S will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure S. The school district's proposal for the project or projects may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

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Argument in Favor of Measure S

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE S

Measure S has been placed on the ballot to help Diamond Bar and Walnut attract and retain the best teachers for our community and to improve the quality of education in our local schools.

Almost twenty years ago our community voted to support a local bond measure to complete the first phase of Walnut Valley school renovations. Ten years later a second phase was completed. Many of our high quality schools have been repaired and renovated, on time and within budget, as part of a multi-year effort to ensure quality school facilities.

Measure S, in combination with Measure Y, will provide funds to complete facility renovations at our local schools.

Passage of Measure S will be used to qualify for additional State matching funds, reducing the cost of school upgrades to local taxpayers.

Measure S will fund Walnut Valley core academic and safety upgrades including:

  1. - Repairing aging roofs
  2. - Modernizing outdated classrooms and instructional equipment
  3. - Completing seismic retrofits
  4. - Rehabilitating deteriorated plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation systems
  5. - Upgrading school safety/security equipment
  6. - Improving educational technology in classrooms, labs and school libraries

All Measure S funds will stay in our community to benefit local students. Every dollar must go into classroom, school facility and educational equipment upgrades. No funds can be used for administrative salaries or overhead.

Measure S will qualify our community for up to $25 million in State matching funds. Without Measure S, these funds will go to other school districts in other communities.

An Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee will ensure funds are spent properly.

Measure S is a smart investment. High quality schools protect property values. Home resale values benefit as our local schools are improved.

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Measure S is tax deductible.

Teachers, parents, seniors, business leaders, and citizens throughout Diamond Bar and Walnut urge your support.

Please vote YES on S.

 

MARY SU
Walnut City Councilmember

HELEN PAPADOPOULOS
Teacher, Suzanne Middle School, 2006 Calif. Teacher of the Year

WEN PEI
Parent, Member-Chinese American Parent Assoc.

RAY MCMULLEN
49-year Resident, Retired Educator

SUSAN SONG
President, Korean American Parent Assoc.

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Argument Against Measure S

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS MEASURE WAS SUBMITTED

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Full Text of Measure S

FULL TEXT OF BALLOT MEASURE S

EXHIBIT A

PRIORITY SCHOOL PROJECTS

The Board of Trustees of the Walnut Valley Unified School District evaluated the District's urgent and critical core academic facility needs, including safety issues, enrollment trends, class size, and computer technology, in developing the scope of projects to be funded, as developed in the Walnut Valley Unified

School District Facilities Master Plan, approved by the Board on July 10, 2006 and incorporated herein. In developing the scope of the priority projects, the

District established a Facilities Advisory Committee comprised of teachers, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and community members and that

Committee prioritized the most pressing academic facility classroom needs and the key health and safety needs of the District. The Facility Advisory Committee findings and recommendations were received by the Board at its June 6, 2007 meeting. The Board conducted a facilities evaluation and received public input and review in developing the scope of the facility projects to be funded, as listed in the Facilities Master Plan and the Facility Advisory Committee Report. This input of teacher and community leaders concluded that if these needs were not addressed now, the District would be unable to maintain its excellent academic standards. In implementing the Facilities Master Plan, the Board of Trustees makes four important determinations:

  1. (i) all schools must be upgraded so that the District can attract and retain high quality teachers; and
  2. (ii) the District shall insist that all of its schools are healthy and safe from earthquake risks, hazardous materials; and
  3. (iii) to insure that all schools in the District are comparable, in repairing aging schools, priority shall be given to basic repairs, such as leaky roofsErrorCriticalNote that leaky roofs were high priority. But repairing leaky roofs doesn't make parents ooh and ah. How do you hold the District accountable?, plumbing, electrical and utility systems and energy efficiency; and
  4. (iv) the District must apply for State matching funds, but must spend any local bond money to fund the Facilities Master Plan exclusively on schools within the District and shall not allow bond monies to be transferred to the State or any other agency.

The Facilities Master Plan and the Facility Advisory Committee Report are on file at the District Office of the Superintendent and include the following projects listed below.

CASTLE ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Improve School Safety:
  2. Replace fencing and gates, install fibar under playground equipment, provide new security system.

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  3. - Library, Literacy, Technology:
  4. Integrate technology lab and library, install low book cases in classrooms to enhance student literacy, including classroom computer and technology systems.

  5. - Classroom and School Site Improvements:
  6. Improve electrical systems, provide additional restrooms, expand covered lunch areas, enlarge teacher workroom, and eaves for kindergarten classrooms.

CHAPARRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Repair, upgrade, and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, sewer, drainage, irrigation, electrical systems, wiring, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communications systems. grounds, surface paint, doors, windows, flooring, ceilings and walls, shade shelters, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, upgrade kitchen, and meet legal requirements for disabled access.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Improve traffic flow by improving parking and drop-off spots, make classrooms and campus accessible to handicapped students, as required by law, enhance emergency preparedness.

  5. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  6. Build and equip additional classrooms, performing arts/gym center, replace 25-year old trailer classrooms with permanent buildings, create a computer lab, build a new library, office space, conference rooms, bathrooms, expand multi-purpose room, upgrade science lab, add a learning, media and storage center to each classroom, add staff workroom/restrooms.

  7. - Upgrade Technology:
  8. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdate computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

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COLLEGEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity; Upgrade Sites:
  2. Replace aged relocatable classrooms with five permanent classroomsErrorCriticalA whole cohort of young children have come and gone. How was the District held accountable? It wasn't., expand library, add classrooms for extended day kindergarten program, renovate fencing and playground equipment and fibar, upgrade site infrastructure and security systems.

  3. - Upgrade Technology:
  4. Install wireless computer infrastructure, expand electrical systems, install LCD projectors in all classrooms.

CYRUS J. MORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Repair, upgrade and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, sewer, drainage, irrigation, electrical systems, wiring, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communication systems, grounds, doors, ceilings, flooring, storage capacity, surface paint, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and meet legal requirements for people with disabilities.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Make classrooms and campus accessible to handicapped students as required by law, enhance emergency preparedness, replace playground equipment and install fibar under new equipment.

  5. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  6. Expand or provide a new multi-use assembly room for large group instruction, upgrade the campus kitchen, build walls for more classrooms, provide weather proof lunch shelter, add staff workroom/restrooms, skylights.

  7. - Upgrade Technology:
  8. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

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DIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Repair, upgrade and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, sewer, drainage, irrigation, electrical systems, wiring, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communication systems, grounds, surface paint, doors, ceilings, windows, flooring, ceilings, grounds, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and meet legal requirements for people with disabilities.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Improve parking area lighting, replace campus handrails, make classrooms and campus accessible to handicapped students as required by law, enhance emergency preparedness.

  5. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  6. Build and equip additional science, math, English and social science classrooms, add restrooms, increase storage, replace relocatable classrooms, expand library building, P.E. fitness area, add a learning, media and storage center to each classroom, add staff workroom/restrooms, add lunch shade structure.

  7. - Upgrade Technology:
  8. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

RON HOCKWALT ACADEMIES

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Repair, upgrade and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, fountains, sewer, drainage, irrigation, electrical systems, wiring, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communication systems, grounds, surface paint, doors, ceilings, windows, flooring, walls, kitchen, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and meet legal requirements for people with disabilities.

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  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Improve traffic flow by improving parking and drop-off spots, install security and anti-vandalism systems, security cameras and enhanced lighting.

  5. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  6. Build and equip additional bathrooms and classrooms, add a multi-purpose room, replace outdated portable buildings, add a learning, media and storage center to each classroom, add staff workroom/restrooms, add lunch shade structure.

  7. - Upgrade Technology:
  8. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

EVERGREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Repair and Upgrade Sites:
  2. Regrade play areas to improve safety and improve drainage, improve ramps to upper fields.

  3. - Upgrade Technology:
  4. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

  5. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Classrooms, Sites and Facilities:
  6. Repair and upgrade warped flooring, hazards walkways, replace floor coverings, repair fencing, gates, storage areas in classrooms, electrical, security and fire safety systems upgrades, configure classroom into a science lab, install new classroom and office equipment.

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MAPLE HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Repair, upgrade and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, sewer, drainage, irrigation, electrical systems, wiring, ceilings, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communication systems, grounds, surface paint, doors, windows, flooring, ceilings, walls, classrooms, other instructional facilities, expand classroom storage, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and meet legal requirements for people with disabilities.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Upgrade fire alarm system, security and anti-vandalism systems, improve lighting and install cameras for safety, make classrooms and campus accessible to handicapped students as required by law, enhance emergency preparedness, install emergency back-up generator.

  5. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  6. Provide a new or expanded multi-use assembly room, expand class space for the music program, upgrade the campus kitchen, and outdoor amphitheater, provide new, safe playground equipment and enhanced safety systems, staff workrooms/restrooms, convert atrium to library/tech learning center.

QUAIL SUMMIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity; Upgrades for Safety:
  2. Expand classroom space for computer technology, expand kindergarten classroom capacity, enlarge kitchen, replace fire safety and security systems, install new and safer playground equipment with rubber matting.

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  3. - Upgrade Technology:
  4. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, increase electrical outlets, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

SOUTH POINTE MIDDLE SCHOOL

  1. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  2. Reconfigure performing arts rooms for expanded classes and other uses, replace flooring, waterproof lunch area, reconfigure two classrooms for instructional technology, install security systems.

  3. - Upgrade Technology:
  4. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

SUZANNE MIDDLE SCHOOL

  1. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  2. Construct a two story building for classroom and science labs, expand kitchen facility, enhance storage, reconfigure library.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Upgrade student drop-off areas, complete perimeter fencing, upgrade roofsErrorCriticalRoofs were, supposedly, a known problem 10 years ago., fire and security safety systems, upgrade HVAC system.

  5. - Upgrade Technology:
  6. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

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VEJAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Improve School Safety, Technology and Facilities:
  2. Enhance student safety and traffic flow on campus by making various parking improvements, upgrade fire alarms, bells and security systems, replace unsafe playground equipment, provide covered lunch areas and walkways, and install wireless computer infrastructure, increase electrical outlets, ceiling projectors, paint buildings, replace flooring, fencing, gates.

WALNUT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Complete school, repair, upgrade and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, sewer, drainage, irrigation, electrical systems, wiring, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communication systems, grounds, surface paint, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and meet legal requirements for disabled access.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Improve traffic flow by improving parking areas and drop-off areas, make classrooms and campus accessible to handicapped students, as require by law, enhance emergency preparedness, repair walkways, install new play equipment and matting.

  5. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  6. Build and equip additional classrooms, multipurpose room and kitchen, convert existing multipurpose room into a music room, provide covered shelter for amphitheatre.

  7. - Upgrade Technology:
  8. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

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WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

  1. - Expand Classroom and Facility Capacity:
  2. Construct new buildings for permanent classrooms, teacher work areas, storage, and student assembly, expand/add performing arts practice facilities, upgrade technology labs, renovate food court, create conference and meeting rooms.

  3. - Improve School Safety:
  4. Improve student drop-off areas and parking.

  5. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  6. Repair, upgrade and/or replace outdated and deteriorating roofing, plumbing, bathrooms, sewer, drainage, irrigation, gas, electrical systems, wiring, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and communication systems, grounds, surface paint, technology labs, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, improve lighting, increase energy efficiency, reduce fire hazards by upgrading fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and meet legal requirements for disabled access.

  7. - Upgrade Technology:
  8. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

WESTHOFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. - Repair, Upgrade, Equip and/or Replace Obsolete Classrooms, Restrooms, Instructional Facilities, Site and Utilities:
  2. Repair, upgrade and/or replace electrical systems, wiring, grounds, surface paint, classrooms, other instructional facilities, increase safety, build covered walkway to convert "B" building and multipurpose room to existing walkways, build coverings for all six stairwellsErrorCriticalTen years later and kids are still entering and exiting second-story classrooms on exterior stairs that are exposed to the elements. How much of the $64,5000,000 would it have cost to cover the stairs?, install shade structure for kindergarten playground, install new security system.

  3. - Expand Facility Capacity:
  4. Enlarge the storage capacity in workroom.

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  5. - Upgrade Technology:
  6. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art technology, data and communication equipment, upgrade Internet access and wireless technology, adapt to "smart classrooms" to improve learning, upgrade campus-wide technology, replace outdated computers, provide training, replace network infrastructure equipment, and install wiring upgrades, as necessary.

Listed building, repair and rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed repair and construction projects stated above, the Priority School Projects List also includes the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, the payment of the costs of preparation of all environmental studies and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by bond projects. The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District's share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. Certain projects may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public agencies. The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost- effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary site preparation/restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property. Bond proceeds shall only be expended for the specific purposes identified herein. The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code 53410.

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FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY: IN ACCORDANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE SECTION 15272, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL APPOINT A CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND CONDUCT ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDITS TO ASSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT ONLY ON SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS AND FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION. NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES. PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE BONDS AUTHORIZED BY THIS PROPOSITION SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, OR REPLACEMENT OF SCHOOL FACILITIES AND SITES, INCLUDING THE FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOL FACILITIES AND SITES, AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE, INCLUDING TEACHER AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES.

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Measure S Tax Rate Statement

STATEMENT IN COMPLIANCE - MEASURE S

The voters voting in the November 6, 2007 election on the question of the issuance of $64,600,000 General Obligation Bonds (Academic Facilities Measure) of the Walnut Valley Unified School District:

You are hereby notified in accordance with Section 9401 of the Elections Code of California of the following:

1. The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund principal and interest payments during the first fiscal year after the first sale of bonds (Fiscal Year 2008-2009), based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election and taking into account future growth, is the following:

$.02327 per $100 of assessed valuation, which equates to $23.27 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

2. The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund principal and interest payments during the fiscal year after the last sale of bonds and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election and taking into account future growth, is as follows:

$.02327 per $100 of assessed valuation, which equates to $23.27 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

Year after last sale of bonds: 2017-2018

3. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund principal and interest payments on the bonds and the year in which such rate would apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election and taking into account future growth, is as follows:

$.02327 per $100 of assessed valuation, which equates to $23.27 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

Year of highest tax rate: Tax is projected to be the same every year.

Submittal of the foregoing statement has been approved by the Walnut Valley Unified School District.

Sincerely,

TIMOTHY P. CARTY

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Measure S Agenda Description

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Measure S Resolution

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