Galt Joint Union Elementary Schools: Vote Yes on Measure K Bonds - Sacramento County - 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 Government Financial Strategies (Lori Raineri). 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 Question

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EXHIBIT B

BALLOT MEASURE
ABBREVIATED FORM*


"To improve the quality of education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students shall Galt Joint Union Elementary School District be authorized to modernize and upgrade classrooms and school facilities for 21st Century learning; replace portables and leaky roofs; upgrade outdated electrical, heating/air conditioning and plumbing; make safety/security and technology classroom improvements, by issuing $19,700,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizens' oversight and audits, NO money for employee salaries, and all funds benefitting local schools?"

Bonds—Yes Bonds—No


*As required pursuant to Education Code Section 5322 and Elections Code Section 13247.

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Impartial Analysis for Measure K

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE K

(Galt Joint Union Elementary School District – School Bond Measure)

Prepared by County Counsel

Measure K, if approved by the voters, would allow the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District ("District") to incur bonded indebtedness up to a maximum amount of $19,700,000. The proceeds from the issuance and sale of such general obligation bonds could only be used for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities.

No funds derived from bond sales may be used for general school operating expenses, including administrator and teacher salaries, or for any purpose or project other than those expressly stated in the measure. Measure K lists the school facility improvement projects within the District intended to be financed by bond sales.

To assure that funds are spent only as specified in the measure, Measure K requires: 1) the appointment of a citizen's oversight committee and 2) completion of annual independent performance and financial audits.

If Measure K is passed, the actual dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold would be governed by the District based on the need for construction funds and other factors. If Measure K is approved, the tax rates necessary for payment of principal and interest on any bonds sold will be largely dictated by the timing of the bond sales, the amount sold at a given sale, market interest rates at the time of each sale (although in no event greater than the maximum bond interest rate allowed by law), as well as actual assessed valuation of taxable property in the District over the term of repayment.

Passage of Measure K requires approval by fifty-five percent of the voters voting thereon.

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Argument in Favor of Measure K

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE K

Please Vote YES on Measure K for Galt's Kids

A Yes vote for Measure K will provide Galt's pre-kindergarten through grade eight children with local funds for safety and security at every school and improved facilities and classrooms. Galt Joint Union Elementary School District's school facilities average 28 years of age and need essential repairs and upgrades.

Quality education and great schools contribute to strong property values. As an award-winning Race To The Top district, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District leads national efforts for high quality learning for every child. To continue to be successful, we need to ensure each school is safe, secure, and equipped to optimize learning environments.

Parents, citizens, and staff were involved in developing a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan. Based upon their feedback, the school board prioritized construction projects to address the most pressing needs. It's time to put this plan into action.

Measure K for Galt's Kids will support improvements in:

School Safety and Security: installing and upgrading security cameras and systems, exterior lighting, and fencing.

Building Upgrades: improving heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, and communication systems.

Modernization: repairing and replacing flooring, leaky roofs, and aging classrooms, portables, and school kitchens.

Improvements to bring classrooms into the 21st Century: installing infrastructure to support technology demands, and re-engineering Bright Future Learning Centers (school libraries).

Measure K projected taxes are typical of other elementary school districts. Measure K will enable the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District to access State matching funds, thereby maximizing our local funds.

All Measure K funds will be monitored by an independent Citizen's Oversight Committee and are subject to mandatory annual audits to ensure funds are spent properly. No Measure K funds will be used for employee salaries.

Our Kids need and deserve quality schools to support a great education today to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Please join us in voting Yes on Measure K.

s/Donald G. Ross

Retired Music Teacher

s/Jorge A. Duenas

Owner El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

s/Leesa Klotz

Mentor, Galt Youth Commission

s/Kathy Loesch

Teacher and President Galt Elementary Faculty Association

s/Sabrena Fry

Health Clerk and President Galt Chapter 362 CSEA

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Argument Against Measure K

NO REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE K WAS FILED

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE K WAS FILED

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Full Text of Measure K

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EXHIBIT A

BALLOT MEASURE
FULL TEXT OF MEASURE

"To improve the quality of education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students shall Galt Joint Union Elementary School District be authorized to modernize and upgrade classrooms and school facilities for 21st Century learning; replace portables and leaky roofs; upgrade outdated electrical, heating/air conditioning and plumbing; make safety/security and technology classroom improvements, by issuing $19,700,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizens' oversight and audits, NO money for employee salaries, and all funds benefitting local schools?"

Upon the passage of Measure _____, as set forth above, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (the "District") shall be authorized to issue bonds in the aggregate amount of $19,700,000 (the "Bonds"), bearing interest at rates not exceeding the statutory limit, for the purpose of funding the school facilities projects listed below under the heading "School Facilities Projects that May Be Funded with Proceeds of Bonds" (the "Bond Projects") at the District's elementary and middle schools, also as listed below. The Bond Projects were derived from the District's Facilities Master Plan along with comments from the Board of Education (the "Board") and the community, including teachers, staff, students, and residents.

Proposition 39 Bond Accountability Measures

At its July 27, 2016 meeting, the Board of Education (the "Board") certified that it evaluated safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs in developing the list of the Bond Projects set forth below. The proceeds of the Bonds shall be used only for the Bond Projects identified in the list below, and not for any other purpose (i.e., teacher and administrative salaries and other school operating expenses).

The Board shall give consideration to the life expectancy of any Bond Project to ensure the Project's useful life is consistent with the term of the Bonds, to the extent feasible.

The proceeds of the Bonds will be held in a separate account. The Board is bound to conduct financial and performance audits annually to account for the Bond funds and to assure that funds have only been expended on the specific projects authorized.

The Board will appoint a citizens' oversight committee (the "Citizens' Oversight Committee") having a minimum of seven members and including at least one member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District, one member active in a senior citizens' organization, one member active in a bona fide taxpayers' organization, one member who is the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District, and one member who is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization.

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School Sites Eligible to Receive Bond Proceeds

The school sites listed below are those sites eligible to receive funding from the proceeds of Measure ___ (the "Authorized Schools").

Fairsite Preschool & School Readiness Center Valley Oaks Elementary School
Lake Canyon Elementary School Vernon E. Greer Elementary School
Marengo Ranch Elementary School Robert L. McCaffrey Middle School
River Oaks Elementary School

School Facilities Projects that May Be Funded with Proceeds of Bonds

The Bond Projects for the Authorized Schools, as described more specifically in the District's Facilities Master Plan, and incorporated herein by this reference, consist of the following:

School Safety and Security:

  • ? Improve campus and site safety and security by installing and upgrading security cameras and systems, exterior lighting, fencing systems, and other safety equipment and measures

Modernization:

  • ? Upgrade, repair and replace flooring, leaky roofs, aging classrooms, and school facilities
  • ? Replace outdated and aging portable classrooms with new classrooms
  • ? Upgrade, replace and modernize food service facilities
  • ? Patch and paint inside and outside of classrooms and support facilities

Updates to Existing School-Wide Building Systems:

  • ? Upgrade and replace outdated heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • ? Repair and upgrade the District's electrical lighting systems, including replacing outdated lighting with LED lighting and other energy efficient systems and equipment
  • ? Upgrade and replace plumbing systems, including installing low-flow faucets and toilets, and other modern fixtures that can save water and installing running water in classrooms
  • ? Upgrade, repair and replace communication systems

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21st Century Learning Classroom Improvements:

  • ? Construct, reconstruct, replace, and reconfigure classrooms and school facilities, including Bright Future Learning Centers (also known as school libraries), to provide 21st Century learning flexibility and to support high quality instruction
  • ? Improve student access to modern and emerging technologies
  • ? Acquire, construct, renovate and improve science labs to accommodate the demands of a 21st Century education
  • ? Acquire and equip classrooms with furniture appropriate for 21st Century learning environments
  • ? Upgrade, redesign, replace, and repair outdoor learning environments at District schools

Each of the Bond Projects described in the list above include all costs incidental but directly related to the specific projects described above. Such costs include, but are not limited to, demolition of existing structures, rental or construction of storage facilities and other space on an interim basis for materials and other equipment and furnishings displaced during construction, interim classrooms and facilities for students, administrators, and school functions but only to the extent such facilities are deemed necessary by the Board as a result of unforeseen conditions, addressing unforeseen conditions revealed by construction/modernization and other necessary improvements required to comply with existing building codes, including the Field Act, access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, costs of the election, bond issuance costs and project administration during the duration of such projects, including administration by District personnel.

For any of the Bond Projects described above with respect to construction at an existing District site, the District is authorized to identify an alternate site and/or acquire land for such purpose and construct the approved project at such site if the District has determined that the existing site does not satisfy the requirements of the Division of State Architect or other State laws, codes and regulations applicable to public school sites.

The order in which the Bond Projects are listed above does not suggest an order of priority. Project priorities will be determined by the District Board. The District is unable to anticipate all unforeseen circumstances which may prevent some of the projects listed above from being undertaken or completed.

The cost of all the Bond Projects set forth in the list above may exceed the amount of bonds authorized by Measure ___. Approval of the District's Measure ___ does not guarantee that the proposed school facilities projects in the District that are the subject of bonds under Measure ___ will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure ___. The District's proposal for the school facilities projects may assume receipt of matching state funds, which A-4
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could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

The allocation of bond proceeds may also be affected by the final costs of each project.

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.

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Measure K Tax Rate Statement

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EXHIBIT C

TAX RATE STATEMENT
GALT JOINT UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

An election will be held in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016, to authorize the sale of up to $19,700,000 in bonds of the District to continue improving the quality of education in local elementary and middle schools of the District. Specifically, bond proceeds shall be utilized for the purposes of acquisition, construction, renovation, furnishing, and equipping of school facilities, support facilities, and equipment.

If the bonds are authorized and sold, debt service thereon will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California. It is anticipated that the District will sell the bonds in two separate series.

1. The best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied 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 3.000˘ per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017–2018.

2. The best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied 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 3.000˘ per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2019–2020.

3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 3.000˘ per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017– 2018.

4. The best estimate of the average tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the life of the bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 2.995˘ per $100 ($29.95 per $100,000) of assessed valuation

5. The best estimate of total debt service, including principal and interest, which would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is $40,561,463. This estimate results in a debt service to principal ratio of 2.06:1, which is significantly less than the maximum ratio of 4.00:1 allowed by State law. This estimate is based on the assumption that interest rates will increase over time, and the bonds will have a maximum term of 30 years per series.

Voters should note that the estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

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Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds.

The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on the need for construction funds and other factors, including the legal limitations on bonds approved by a 55% vote. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: July ___, 2016

Karen Schauer, Ed.D.,
Superintendent
Galt Joint Union Elementary School District

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Measure K Agenda Description

Agenda of July 27, 2016 (complete item)

E. 1. Recommended Action

131.769 Board Consideration of Approval of Resolution #16; Resolution Of The Board of Education of the GJUESD Ordering A School Bond Election, Establishing Specifications Of The Election Order, And Requesting Consolidation With Other Elections Occurring On November 8, 2016

MOTION


Galt Joint Union Elementary School District
1018 C Street, Suite 210, Galt, CA 95632
209-744 4545 * 209-744-4553 fax

Board Meeting Agenda Item Information

Meeting Date: 7/27/16

Agenda Item: 131.769
Board Consideration of Approval of Resolution #16; Resolution Of The Board of Education of the GJUESD Ordering A School Bond Election, Establishing Specifications Of The Election Order, And Requesting Consolidation With Other Elections Occurring On November 8, 2016

Presenter: Karen Schauer, Tom Barentson

Action Item: XX
Information Item:

Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, the GJUESD Board of Education, Staff, and Community discussed and provided input and ideas for board and staff to consider facilities funding decisions.

Fall 2015 Survey results assessing "likely voters" for a bond measure indicate:

  • ? June election: 58% support bond
  • ? November election: 70% support a bond

On February 3, 2016, February 27, 2016 and March 8, 2016 the Board discussed the opportunity to move forward with a Facilities Bond Election in June 2016. The Board decided not to proceed with a June election but instead take steps to prepare for a potential November 2016 Bond Election.

Continued community engagement regarding this potential bond election was discussed in April and May Open Houses at all school sites. On June 8, 2016 a meeting was held to establish a potential Bond Oversight committee. Draft resolution language was presented to the Board of Education at the June 25, 2016 meeting. Following this meeting, two Board members worked with staff and a facilities attorney on July 11, 2016 to finalize the resolution given Board member feedback.

District staff, along with financial advisor Lori Raineri of Government Financial Strategies Inc. and legal counsel Addison Covert of the Parker & Covert law firm will be available at the meeting to respond to questions or comments from the Board. In addition, a Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee meeting was conducted on July 18, 2016. Potential committee members may be present at the Board meeting and will be introduced.

The Bond Election Resolution is being presented for Board consideration. If approved, the Bond Election Resolution will be placed on the November 2016 Ballot.

Attachments:
1. Additional Facilities and Resolution Information
2. Government Financial Strategies Presentation
3. Resolution #16 for Board Consideration

Resolution #16
Additional Facilities and Resolution Background
GJUESD Board Meeting: July 27, 2016

The draft resolution calling a November 8, 2016 general obligation bond election is being presented to the Board this evening as an action item. Staff notes that the full text of the proposed ballot measure, including the list of projects to be funded with bond proceeds ("Bond Project List"), along with the abbreviated form of the measure to be printed on the ballot can be found at Exhibits A and B of the draft resolution. In addition, based on the current data provided by Government Financial Strategies Inc., Exhibit C provides information required by statute concerning estimated tax rates in connection with the bond.

The Bond Project List was derived from the District's Facilities Master Plan and community engagement process. The Board and members of the public were invited to review and comment on the Facilities Master Plan and the facilities needs and wants of the community. The Bond Project List reflects the most recent thoughts from the Board and community. The list is specific enough to identify how bond proceeds will be spent but broad enough to encompass the various facilities needs of the District over time.

Additionally, the District has taken steps to prepare for a Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. This committee is required by statute to provide citizens oversight regarding how the District honors the commitments made to our community in preparation for a successful Bond election. At this time potential members are: Michael Pierce, Melissa Pruitt, Bonnie Rodriguez, Thomas Silva, and Anne Wood. The District is still actively seeking membership.

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Measure K Resolution

RESOLUTION NO. 16

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
GALT JOINT UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION,
ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND
REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ELECTIONS
OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016

WHEREAS, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (the "District") is an elementary school district serving preschool through 8th grade duly organized under the laws of the State of California;

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the District (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 of whether bonds of the District (the "Bonds") shall be issued and sold for specified purposes, under Article XIIIA Section 1 paragraph (b) of the California Constitution ("Article XIIIA") and under the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 at Education Code Section 15264 et seq. (the "Strict Accountability Act");

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

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 Sacramento County and the San Joaquin County Registrars of Voters (the "County Registrars") to perform certain election services for the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and 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.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Education of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties, California, as follows:

Section 1. Election Order. 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 $19,700,000 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. Authority for the Election; Election Date. Pursuant to Education Code Sections 5304 and 5322, the Strict Accountability Act, and Article XVI, Section 18(b) of the 2
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California Constitution, an election shall be held solely within the boundaries of the District on November 8, 2016.

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 and marked "Exhibit A – Ballot Measure – Full Text of Measure" (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 Strict Accountability Act. The Full Text of the Measure, which commences with the heading "FULL TEXT OF MEASURE" and includes all of the text thereafter on 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 "Abbreviated Ballot Measure"). The Superintendent and the Director of Business Services/CBO, or their designee, are hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure (Full Text of the Measure and/or Abbreviated Ballot Measure) as required to conform to any requirements of Article XIIIA, the Strict Accountability Act, the Elections Code, the County Registrars, the respective Offices of the Sacramento County or San Joaquin County Counsel, or the District's bond counsel.

Section 4. Use of Bond Proceeds, Facilities Specifications and Audit Requirements.

  1. a. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds may be used only for the purposes specified in Article XIII A, section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution.
  2. b. The projects that may be funded from the proceeds from the sale of the bonds (the "Projects"), as listed in Exhibit A, were derived from the District's Facilities Master Plan along with comments from the Board and the community, including teachers, staff, students, and residents. As required by Article XIII A, the Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs in developing the list of Projects set forth in Exhibit A.
  3. c. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond funds have been expended only on the specific Projects listed in Exhibit A.
  4. d. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of the Bonds until all of the proceeds have been expended for the Projects listed in Exhibit A.

Section 5. Government Code Accountability Requirements. Pursuant to Government Code sections 53410 and 53411, the District hereby finds or directs that:

  1. a. the purpose of the Bonds is to fund the Projects as set forth in the Full Text of the Measure;
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  3. b. the bond proceeds shall only be used on the Projects authorized in the Full Text of the Measure;
  4. c. all proceeds of the Bonds shall be placed in a separate account; and
  5. d. the Director of Business Services/CBO of the District shall issue an annual report to the Board containing the amount of funds collected and expended as well as the status of the Projects authorized in the Full Text of the Measure.

Section 6. Citizens' Oversight Committee. It is the intent of the Board that a citizens' oversight committee be appointed to ensure that the proceeds of the Bonds are spent only for the specific purposes and Projects identified in Exhibit A. The membership requirements and procedures for such committee shall be established by the Board in accordance with the requirements of law.

Section 7. Vote Required. Pursuant to Section 18(b) of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, the bond measure shall become effective only upon affirmative vote of fifty-five percent (55%) of those voters voting on the measure.

Section 8. Delivery of this Resolution; County Registrar of Voters to Call and Conduct Election. The Superintendent, or her designee, is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution, along with the Tax Rate Statement described in Section 10 below and attached hereto as Exhibit C to (1) the County Registrars, (2) the Superintendents of Schools of Sacramento County and San Joaquin County, and (3) the Clerks of the Boards of Supervisors of Sacramento County and San Joaquin. Pursuant to Education Code Section 5322, the Resolution shall be received by the County Registrars no later than 88 days prior to the election date (being August 12, 2016), unless otherwise permitted by law.

Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code, the County Registrars are hereby requested to take all steps to prepare for and hold the election within the boundaries of the District in accordance with law and these specifications.

Section 9. Consolidation with Other Elections. Pursuant to Sections 5342, 15121, and 15266 of the Education Code and Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code, the County Registrars and the Boards of Supervisors of Sacramento County and San Joaquin County (the "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 10403 of the Elections Code, the Board hereby acknowledges that the consolidated election will be held and conducted in the manner prescribed by Section 10418 of the Elections Code.

Section 10. Services of County Registrar of Voters. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Boards of Supervisors are requested to permit the County Registrars to render all services incident to the preparation for and holding of the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse Sacramento County and San Joaquin County (the "Counties") in full from District funds upon presentation of a bill from the Counties, 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< 4
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9401 of the Elections Code) (the "Tax Rate Statement") pursuant to the terms of Section 5363 of the Education Code and the Elections Code. The Board hereby requests the County Registrars to publish the Full Text of the Measure, the Abbreviated Ballot Measure, and the Tax Rate Statement attached hereto as Exhibits A, B and C in the ballot materials. The Board hereby acknowledges and understands that the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters shall bear primary responsibility for conducting the election, and will coordinate, as necessary, with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters to conduct such election.

Section 11. Canvass of Returns. The Boards of Supervisors are authorized to canvass the returns of the election pursuant to Section 10411 of the Elections Code.

Section 12. Ballot Arguments; Tax Rate Statement. Any and all members of this Board are hereby authorized to act as an author of any ballot argument prepared in connection with the election, including a rebuttal argument. The Board hereby approves the form of the Tax Rate Statement attached hereto as Exhibit C. The President of the Board, the Superintendent, the Director of Business Services/CBO, or any designee of the foregoing, are hereby authorized to execute the attached Tax Rate Statement or other document and to perform all acts necessary to place the bond measure on the ballot.

Section 13. State Matching Funds. Certain of the Projects may require state matching funds for completion. Approval of the District's bond measure does not guarantee that the proposed Projects will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this bond measure. The District's proposal for the Projects may assume receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

Section 14. Encumbrance of Bond Funds. For the purpose of making bond funds unavailable as rent within the meaning of Education Code section 17032, the Board hereby encumbers all funds to be generated by the sale of the Bonds in order to pay for the acquisition and construction of the Projects authorized by the ballot measure.

Section 15. Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures. The District intends to undertake the acquisition, construction, renovation, furnishing, and equipping of the Projects as described in the Full Text of the Measure. The District intends to use the proceeds of its Bonds described in this Resolution to finance the Projects. The District may pay certain capital expenditures (the "Reimbursement Expenditures") in connection with the Projects prior to the issuance of the Bonds. The District reasonably expects that Bonds in the amount not expected to exceed $19,700,000 will be issued by it for the purpose of financing the Projects on a long-term basis and that certain of the proceeds of such debt obligations may be used to reimburse the District for the Reimbursement Expenditures.

The Board hereby declares the District's official intent to use a portion of the proceeds of the Bonds to reimburse the District for the Reimbursement Expenditures. The foregoing statement is a declaration of official intent that is made under and only for the purpose of establishing compliance with the requirements of Treasury Regulations section 1.150-2.

Section 16. General Authorization with Respect to the Bond Measure. The members of the Board, the Superintendent, the Director of Business Services/CBO, and the other 5
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officers of the District are hereby authorized and directed, individually and collectively, to do any and all things and to execute, deliver, and perform any and all agreements and documents that they deem necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution, including, without limitation, to prepare and submit for inclusion in the voter information pamphlet a Tax Rate Statement and an argument in favor of passage of the ballot proposition. All actions heretofore taken by the officers and agents of the District that are in conformity with the purposes and intent of this Resolution are hereby ratified, confirmed, and approved in all respect.

Section 17. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the following vote of the members of the Board of Education of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, of Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties, State of California, this 27 day of July 2016:

AYES __________

NOES __________

ABSENT __________

ABSTAIN __________

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF
THE GALT JOINT UNION ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL DISTRICT

Kevin Papineau
President of the Board of Education

ATTEST:

Karen Schauer, Ed.D.
Secretary of the Board of Education

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CERTIFICATION

I, Karen Schauer, Secretary of the Board of Education of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties, California, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution duly approved and adopted by the Board of Education of the District at a meeting held on July 27, 2016, of which meeting all the members of the Board of Education had due notice and at which a majority thereof were present, and that at the meeting the resolution was adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

An agenda for the meeting was provided in advance of the meeting, as required by law, to all members of the Board of Education and to all media outlets that have requested notification. Further the agenda was posted in advance of the meeting, as required by law, at the District at 1018 C Street, Suite 210, Galt, California 95632, a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief description of the resolution appeared on the agenda.

I have carefully compared the foregoing resolution with the original minutes of the meeting on file and of record in my office, and the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of the original resolution adopted at the meeting and entered in the minutes.

Dated: July ___, 2016

Karen Schauer,
Secretary of the Board of Education
Galt Joint Union Elementary School District

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