Vote Yes on Kern County Measure K - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure K

Are you sure you want vote to support this extravagant measure? It has no accountability.

This campaign was designed by . We figured out just the right words to get you to you to open up your checkbook.

We'd also like to introduce you to our partners -- bond lawyers, brokers, wealthy investors, architects, management firms, construction companies, and trade unions. We all stand to make a ton of money on these bonds. Our profits come right off the top, before a penny is actually spent on improving the facilities.

We're not just doing it for the money. We like to show off our work in Architectural Digest and other places where the rich and famous congregate.

Remember, we've taken a lot of risk. We gave money to get your governing board members elected, so they'd be sure to remember us when we came around for a hand-out later.

It's just business-as-usual, here in sunny Corruptifornia.

Please don't read the fine print. That's just put in by the lawyers to make what we're going to do to for you legal.

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Measure K Agenda Description

Agenda of June 6, 2016 (complete item)

Meeting
Jun 06, 2016 - Meeting of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees
Category
DIVISION REPORTS AND ITEMS: Business Division - Scott Cole, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent
Subject
First Reading of Resolution of the Board of Trustees Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requestiong Consolidation with other Elections Occurring on November 8, 2016
Type
First Reading, Information


A copy of the Bond Election Resolution is attached as Administrative Content.

An oral report will be presented by Scott Cole, Deputy Superintendent, Business.

Agenda of July 6, 2016 (complete item)

Agenda Item Details

Meeting
Jul 06, 2016 - Special Meeting of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees
Category
DIVISION REPORTS AND ITEMS: Business Division - Scott Cole, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent
Subject
Approval of Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Kern High School District Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with other Elections Occurring on November 8, 2016
Type
Action


It is requested that the Board of Trustees approve the Resolution of the Kern High School District Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with other Elections Occurring on November 8, 2016

 

A copy of the Resolution and Exhibits A & B are attached as Administrative Content.

 

An oral report will be presented by Scott Cole, Deputy Superintendent, Business.

 

Agenda of August 1, 2016 (complete item)

Agenda Item Details

Meeting
Aug 01, 2016 - Meeting of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees
Category
Consent Agenda: Business Division
Subject
Authorization to Enter into a Legal Services Agreement between Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation and Kern High School District
Type
Action (Consent)


Authorization to Enter into a Legal Services Agreement between Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation and Kern High School District. The proposed agreement will provide services as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to the District. The District intends to call an election to be held on November 8, 2016 at which it will seek authorization to issue general obligation bonds in the name and on behalf of the District pursuant to the laws of the State of California. In the event the District receives voter authorization, it intends to issue Bonds in one or more series pursuant to the laws of the State of California. 

 

A copy of the Agreement is attached as Administrative Content.

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Measure K Resolution

Resolution No. 020-2015/2016

BEFORE THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE
KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

In the Matter…

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING AN ELECTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF SCHOOL BONDS, ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the Kern High School District (the "District"), it is advisable to call an election to submit to the electors of the District the question whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the acquisition and improvement of real property and the furnishing and equipping of school facilities of the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board is authorized, upon a two-thirds vote of the Board, to pursue the authorization and issuance of bonds by a 55% vote of the electorate on the question whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for specified purposes, under Article XIIIA Section 1 paragraph (b) of the California Constitution ("Article XIIIA") and under Education Code Section 15264 et seq. (the "Act"); and

WHEREAS, under the Act, the election may be ordered at a primary or general election, a regularly scheduled local election, or a statewide special election; and

WHEREAS, under Section 10403 et seq. of the California Elections Code, it is appropriate for the Board to request consolidation of the election with any and all other elections to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and to request the Kern County Registrar of Voters to perform certain election services for the District;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Call for Election. The Board hereby orders an election and submits to the electors of the District the question of whether general obligation bonds of the District shall be issued and sold in the principal amount of $__________ (the "Bonds") for the purposes described in the ballot measure approved under Section 3 and attached hereto as Exhibit A and Exhibit B, and paying costs incident thereto. This Resolution constitutes the order of the District to call such election and shall constitute the "specifications of the election order" pursuant to Education Code Section 5322.

Section 2. Election Date. The date of the election shall be November 8, 2016, and the election shall be held solely within the boundaries of the District. The boundaries of the District have not changed since the District's last election.

Section 3. Purpose of Election; Ballot Measure. The purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a measure, a full copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A (the "Full Text of the Measure"), containing the question of whether the District shall issue the Bonds for the purposes stated therein, together with the accountability requirements of Article XIIIA and the requirements of Section 15272 of the Act. The Full Text of the Measure, which includes all of the text set forth in Exhibit A, shall be printed in the voter information pamphlet provided to voters, with such measure designation as is assigned to the measure. As required by Elections Code Section 13247 and Education Code Section 5322, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot is attached hereto as Exhibit B and is marked as "Exhibit B – Ballot Measure – Abbreviated Form." The Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent, Business are each hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure (full text and/or abbreviated measure) as required to conform to any requirements of Article XIIIA, the Act or the Kern County Registrar of Voters.

Section 4. Authority for Election. The authority for ordering the election is contained in Section 15264 et. seq. of the Act and Section 1 paragraph (b) subsection (3) of Article XIIIA. The authority for the specification of this election order is contained in Section 5322 of the Education Code.

Section 5. Proceeds for School Facilities Projects. The Board certifies that the proceeds from the sale of the Bonds will be used only for the purposes specified in Section 1(b)(3) of Article XIII A and as further specified in Exhibit A, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. Further, as required by Article XIIIA, the Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size and information technology needs in developing the list of school facilities projects set forth in Exhibit A.

Section 6. Covenants of the Board upon Approval of the Bonds by the Electorate; Accountability Measures. As required by Article XIIIA, Section 15278 of the Act, and Government Code Section 53410, in the event 55 percent of the voters voting in the District approve of the Bonds, the Board shall:

  1. (a) conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the funds have been expended only on the projects listed in Exhibit A;
  2. (b) conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of the Bonds until all of those proceeds have been expended for the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A;
  3. (c) establish and appoint members to an independent citizens' oversight committee in accordance with Sections 15278, 15280, and 15282 of the Act;
  4. (d) apply the Bond proceeds only to the specific purposes stated in the ballot measure;
  5. (e) cause creation of accounts into which bond proceeds shall be deposited; and
  6. (f) cause the preparation of an annual report pursuant to Government Code Sections 53410 and 53411.

Section 7. Delivery of this Resolution. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution to (1) the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, (2) the Kern County Registrar of Voters (the "County Registrar") and (3) the Kern County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Pursuant to Education Code Section 5322, the Resolution shall be received by the County Registrar no later than 88 days prior to the election date, unless otherwise permitted by law.

The County Registrar is hereby requested to print the Full Text of the Measure in the ballot materials as it appears on Exhibit A hereto and to provide all required notices of the election and other notices related thereto.

Section 8. Consolidation of Election; Request to Provide Services. The County Registrar and the Kern County Board of Supervisors are hereby requested to consolidate the election ordered hereby with any and all other elections to be held on November 8, 2016 within the District. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Board of Supervisors of Kern County is requested to permit the County Registrar to render all services specified by Section 10418 of the Elections Code relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse Kern County in full from District funds upon presentation of a bill from the County, such services to include the publication of a formal Notice of School Bond Election and the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in Section 9401 of the Elections Code).

Section 9. Ballot Arguments; Tax Rate Statement. As provided in Elections Code Section 9501, any and all members of the Board are hereby authorized to act as an author of any ballot argument prepared in connection with the election, including a rebuttal argument. The President of the Board, the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent, Business or any designee of the foregoing, are hereby authorized to execute any Tax Rate Statement or other document and to perform all acts necessary to place the bond measure on the ballot.

Section 10. Maturity Limit of Bonds. The Bonds may be issued in series by the District from time to time, and each series of Bonds shall mature not more than the legal limit at the time of such issuance thereof. The Bonds shall be issued under the Act, under the provisions of Section 53506 et seq. of the California Government Code, or under any other provision of law authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds by school districts.

Section 11. Engagement of Professional Services. The firm of Dale Scott & Company is hereby appointed to serve as financial advisor and the firm of Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation, a nationally recognized bond counsel firm, is hereby appointed to serve as bond counsel and disclosure counsel, each in connection with the bond election and, if successful, subsequent bond issuances. The Superintendent or the Deputy Superintendent, Business are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute agreements with the such firms in the respective forms on file with the Deputy Superintendent, Business.

Section 12. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect on and after its adoption.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

I CERTIFY that the above resolution, proposed by_______________, and seconded by _______________ was duly passed and adopted by the Governing Board of the Kern High School District of Kern County, California, at an official and public meeting thereof held on June 6, 2016 by the following vote:

KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

By: __________________________________
President of the Board

Ayes:
Noes:
Abstentions:
Absent:

By: __________________________________
Secretary of the Board
Kern High School District
County of Kern, State of California

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