Etiwanda Elementary Schools: Vote Yes on Measure I Bonds - San Bernardino County - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure I

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

This campaign was designed by a member of the school bonds cartel. 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.

When you see highlighting in the documents below, it to see the commentary.

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Measure I Question

Etiwanda School District Measure
Measure I

The Etiwanda School District Classroom Repair, Safety and Education Measure. To repair/upgrade neighborhood schools, meet safety, academic, technology standards and reduce overcrowding by improving school security, including 9-1-1 emergency communications, cameras, wiring, smoke alarms/door locks; upgrading classroom computers, water pipes, labs/libraries; acquiring, constructing, equipping and repairing classrooms/sites/facilities, shall Etiwanda School District issue $137,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent audits, citizens' oversight, no money for administrator salaries/pensions and all funds used locally?

BONDS YES
BONDS NO

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Impartial Analysis for Measure I

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BOND MEASURE I
ETIWANDA SCHOOL DISTRICT

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF BOND MEASURE I

This Impartial Analysis of Bond Measure I has been prepared by County Counsel pursuant to Section 9500 of the California Elections Code.

Bond Measure I is submitted to the voters by the Etiwanda School District ("District"). A "yes" vote by at least fifty-five percent (55%) of the voters voting on this measure will authorize the District to issue bonds to benefit the District in the amount of one hundred thirty seven million dollars ($137,000,000). If fewer than fifty-five percent (55%) of the voters voting on this measure vote yes, the Board of Trustees of the District will not be authorized to issue and sell the $137,000,000 in bonds set forth in the measure.

The bond proceeds may only be used to fund the repair/upgrade of neighborhood schools to meet safety, academic, and technological standards; improvement of school security, including 9-1-1 emergency communications, cameras, wiring, smoke alarms/door locks; upgrading of classroom computers, water pipes, labs/libraries; acquisition, construction, and repair of classrooms/sites/facilities. The proceeds may not be used for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries or pensions and other school operating expenses.

The District will conduct financial and performance audits annually and will appoint a citizens oversight committee to ensure that bond proceeds are spent only on the school facility projects listed in the measure.

The bonded debt will be a general obligation of the District and will be financed by property taxes levied annually on taxable property located within the District in an amount necessary to pay the annual debt obligation.

JEAN-RENE BASLE
County Counsel
s/ Cynthia L. O'Neill
Deputy County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure I

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ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF BOND MEASURE I

This Argument in Favor of Bond Measure I was submitted pursuant to Section 9501 of the California Elections Code. It is the opinion of the author(s), and has been printed exactly as submitted.

Vote YES on I - protect our property values and our neighborhood schools!

Did you know that twelve Etiwanda schools have been named California Distinguished Schools? Our award-winning neighborhood schools are models for others around the state, and have been recognized nationally.

However, our local schools need basic safety improvements if we want to maintain academic excellence and continue to attract and retain quality teachers. Every Etiwanda student deserves access to a quality education including science, technology, engineering and math programs in safe, up-to-date classrooms. Children deserve and need safe, clean schools so they can learn.

YES on I supports children's learning and invests in excellent education in our local public schools. Great public schools mean strong property values. YES on I invests in our local schools, supports children's learning, and enhances our property values.

YES on I will benefit every school in every neighborhood.
YES on I helps attract and retain quality teachers.
YES on I improves 911 communications systems in our schools.
YES on I makes schools more accessible to the disabled.
YES on I improves school security including cameras, locks and doors.
YES on I upgrades classrooms to meet safety, academic and technology standards.

Our local public schools are the center of our neighborhoods. They reflect and reinforce values we care about like honestly, trust and compassion. YES on I supports our schools as they shape our children, the future of our community.

Yes on I is accountable, with strict accountability safeguards including Citizen Oversight and annual financial and performance audits. NO money from Measure I can go to administrators' salaries or pensions, and ALL money must be spent locally.

That's why educators, parents, seniors, business owners, and community leaders are voting YES on I to maintain quality Etiwanda neighborhood schools. Join us at: www.SupportEtiwandaSchoolsYesonI.com.

s/ Ryan K. Koffman
President, Windrows Elementary School P.T.A.

s/ John Vlasic
Etiwanda Parent and Local Business Owner of Best Delivery LLC

s/ Julie Hilberg
President, Etiwanda Excellence in Education Foundation

s/ Jennifer Uhalley
President, Etiwanda Teachers Association

s/ Christian Aguilar
Former Etiwanda Student

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure I

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REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF BOND MEASURE I

This Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Bond Measure I was submitted pursuant to Section 9504 of the California Elections Code. It is the opinion of the author(s), and has been printed exactly as submitted.

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

Fontana Herald's 8-26-16 article "Etiwanda School District puts bond measure on the ballot" states "the district is in the process of constructing its 13th elementary school". Board Member Mondi Taylor is on videotape 10-21-15 saying "we have this school #13 right here on the horizon, we are building it and we are praying that maybe we can get some bond money back but even in the facilities report that you gave us (Claflin), we might still have to build two schools and there will be no money left". This bond says nothing about construction of new schools but that is precisely what the board discussed.

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

Voters deserve honesty and transparency. The voters should not approve a bait and switch BOND to pay for construction of new schools based on population projections that are flawed. Citing Westgate Development, the assistant superintendent Doug Claflin, in his staff report used the figure of 5,500 units to forecast future schools. Westgate was rejected by Fontana planning commission.

A bond that is based on false data and which will burden owners with more TAXES should NOT be approved.

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

In summary, while "classroom repair, safety and education" sounds great, the fact is the District is or should already be providing this; it has a whopping 38 percent of its budget in reserves.

Bond Measure I is a BOND crafted by consultants to mislead voters.

VOTE NO

s/ Tressy Capps
Foothill Tax Payer Association

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Argument Against Measure I

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ARGUMENT AGAINST BOND MEASURE I

This Argument Against Bond Measure I was submitted pursuant to Section 9501 of the California Elections Code. It is the opinion of the author(s), and has been printed exactly as submitted.

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

Do not approve this measure which will increase already strained housing costs for homeowners, renters, senior citizens and those on limited or fixed incomes.

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

Etiwanda School District maintains one of the highest percentages of reserves in the entire County of San Bernardino. Their 2016/2017 total revenue listed on the website is $126 million with reserves listed at $44 million. That is a 35 percent reserve! Their reserves are so large in fact, that one of the district's biggest concerns in 2015 under SB 858 was that the state might force them to spend down their reserve!

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

The bond cites SAFETY as a primary goal yet there is absolutely NO mention of BUSING which has been a controversial safety issue following the DEATH of a Colony STUDENT in the crosswalk on 12-4-13. A campaign was started to restore busing called Bringbackbus.com including a petition with over 1000 signatures. I led this effort that lasted over a year. After prolonged pressure the board members brought back LIMITED fee-based busing. Parents now pay $75 a month per child. Recently multiple rider discounts were discontinued so a family with 3 children is charged a whopping $225 a month for transportation.

Other districts provide BUSING for FREE.

How can the district justify this $137 million bond while ignoring a basic safety need like transportation?

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

Another stated goal of the bond is to "retain and attract quality teachers". Last year the teachers received sizable raises that were retroactive. This resulted in large bonus checks for the teachers in addition to raises. Etiwanda teachers are already highly compensated.

Vote NO on Bond Measure I

Incurring massive bond debt is irresponsible and unnecessary.

s/ Tressy Capps
Foothill Tax Payer Association

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure I

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REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST BOND MEASURE I

This Rebuttal to Argument Against Bond Measure I was submitted pursuant to Section 9504 of the California Elections Code. It is the opinion of the author(s), and has been printed exactly as submitted.

Did the opponent even read the measure? Don't be misled by shameful rhetoric.

Here are the facts this opponent wants you to ignore:

FACT: BY LAW, no Measure I money can be spent on salaries, or pensions. ALL money must be spent on upgrading, repairing and improving our neighborhood schools so every child in every school receives a quality education in safe, up-to-date, clean schools not for other purposes.

FACT: Measure I invests in OUR community. It's no secret that our successful, awardwinning neighborhood schools enhance our home property values. Every school in every neighborhood benefits from Measure I, helping families and homeowners alike.

FACT: Etiwanda schools have outdated security. Our neighborhood schools need basic safety improvements including 911 communications systems, security cameras, locks and doors. Measure I will provide safe learning environments for our children.

FACT: Etiwanda School District prides itself on our transparent, efficient fiscal management and responsibility. Measure I will keep it this way, with strict accountability safeguards including Citizen Oversight and annual financial and performance audits.

Etiwanda's award-winning schools are models for others around the state it is ridiculous to suggest otherwise.

We urge each and every one you to find Measure I on your ballot and vote "YES" to keep our schools safe, protect our property values and continue local excellence in education!

Vote YES on I - protect our property values AND our neighborhood schools!

s/ Ryan K. Koffman
President, Windrows Elementary School P.T.A.

s/ David Garthwaite
Local Business Owner of TIE Consulting, Inc.

s/ Julie Hilberg
President, Etiwanda Excellence in Education Foundation

s/ Jennifer Uhalley
President, Etiwanda Teachers Association

s/ Christian Aguilar
Former Etiwanda Student

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Full Text of Measure I

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FULL TEXT FOR BOND MEASURE I

The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the Etiwanda School District.

The Etiwanda School District Classroom Repair, Safety and Education Measure. To repair/upgrade neighborhood schools, meet safety, academic, technology standards and reduce overcrowding by improving school security, including 9-1-1 emergency communications, cameras, wiring, smoke alarms/door locks; upgrading classroom computers, water pipes, labs/libraries; acquiring, constructing, equipping and repairing classrooms/sites/facilities, shall Etiwanda School District issue $137,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent audits, citizens' oversight, no money for administrator salaries/pensions and all funds used locally?

PROJECT LIST FOR THE BOND MEASURE

The Board of Trustees of the Etiwanda School District is committed to safe, clean schools with upgraded classrooms, libraries, science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) labs and up-to-date technology systems to keep pace with 21st century learning standards. To that end, the Board evaluated the District's urgent and critical facility needs, including safety issues, class size, computer and information technology, enrollment trends and needs analysis in developing the scope of projects to be funded. The District conducted a facilities evaluation and received extensive public input in developing the plan through school site meetings, community presentations, opinion leader input, and interactive materials. Teachers, staff, parents, community members and the Board have prioritized the key health and safety needs so that the most critical facility needs are addressed. The Board concluded that if these needs are not addressed now, the problems will only become more pressing and expensive to address. Therefore, in approving this Project List, the Board of Trustees determines that the District:

  1. (i) Must maintain and improve the high quality of education for each student in every classroom;
  2. (ii) Must keep schools safe and clean;
  3. (iii) Must retain and attract quality teachers;
  4. (vi) Must adhere to specific fiscal accountability safeguards such as:
    1. (a) All expenditures must be subject to annual independent financial audits,
    2. (b) No funds can be used for administrators' salaries and pensions,
    3. (c) All funds must be subject to local control and be used to improve every school in the District,
    4. (d) An independent citizens' oversight committee must be appointed to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized.

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The Project List includes the following types of upgrades and improvements at the District's following school campuses and facilities so that ALL STUDENTS HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO UP-TO-DATE CLASSROOMS, TECHNOLOGY, AND LIBRARY PROGRAMS:

Elementary School Campuses Grades K-5

  • ? Caryn Elementary School
  • ? Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary School
  • ? David W. Long Elementary School
  • ? East Heritage Elementary School
  • ? Etiwanda Colony Elementary School
  • ? John L. Golden Elementary School
  • ? Grapeland Elementary School
  • ? Perdew Elementary School
  • ? Cecilia Lucero Solorio Elementary School
  • ? Terra Vista Elementary School
  • ? West Heritage Elementary School
  • ? Windrows Elementary School

Intermediate School Campuses Grades 6-8

  • ? Day Creek Intermediate School
  • ? Etiwanda Intermediate School
  • ? Heritage Intermediate School
  • ? Summit Intermediate School

Other District Facilities

  • ? Pre-School Facilities
  • ? District-Wide Facilities

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The specific types of projects authorized to be financed with proceeds of the bonds under this proposition are as follows:

School Safety, Security and Health Projects

Goal and Purpose: To reduce maintenance and operating costs, thereby returning more money to the classroom, allowing the District to retain qualified teachers and provide instruction in core subjects like math, science and technology, undertake a variety of projects, including, but not limited to, the following types of projects:

  • ? Acquire, replace, upgrade and/or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinklers, security alarms, signage, safety locks and hardware, cameras and emergency communication systems.
  • ? Upgrade and/or install security window coverings and visitor verification systems.
  • ? Acquire, replace, upgrade and/or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinklers, security alarms, signage, safety locks and hardware, cameras and emergency communication systems.
  • ? Upgrade and/or install security window coverings and visitor verification systems.
  • ? Renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, replace and/or upgrade portable classrooms and restrooms, and furnish and equip the same.
  • ? Renovate, replace and/or install drinking fountains.
  • ? Reconfigure, renovate, repair, resurface, improve and/or expand roads, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and related areas, and pick-up/drop-off areas.
  • ? Upgrade/improve sites/grounds and facilities and acquire/install equipment and furniture for students with disabilities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • ? Renovate, repair, resurface, upgrade, expand, construct and/or install and improve paved and other hard surfaces, playgrounds, playfields and landscaping, and acquire, improve, replace and/or upgrade playground equipment and fixtures.

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School Renovation, Repair and Upgrade Projects

Goal and Purpose: To reduce maintenance and operating costs, thereby returning more money to the classroom, allowing the District to retain qualified teachers and provide instruction in core subjects like math, science and technology, make a variety of basic repair projects, including, but not limited to, the following types of projects:

  • ? Repair classrooms, restrooms, and deteriorating roofs.
  • ? Repair, replace, and/or install heating, plumbing and air-conditioning systems.
  • ? Improve, update, and/or replace fire safety systems, including fire safety doors, smoke alarms and detectors.
  • ? Improve and increase disabled access.
  • ? Update playground equipment.
  • ? Replace classroom furniture and equipment.
  • ? Improve school site parking, and student pickup/drop-off areas.
  • ? Renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, replace, expand and/or upgrade portable and permanent classrooms, classroom buildings, and school support facilities, including interior and exterior doors, windows, door and window hardware, roofs, rain gutters and downspouts, walls, marker boards, ceilings and floors and finishes, paint, siding, insulation, casework, cabinets, carpets, drapes, window coverings, lighting, sinks, fixtures, signage, fencing, furniture and equipment.
  • ? Improve, update, renovate, and expand athletic fields, tracks, gyms, locker rooms, and other facilities at the District's school campuses as needed.
  • ? Acquire, install and/or construct renewable energy and/or energy-saving systems, improvements and equipment, including photovoltaic solar panels, electricity generation and distribution systems, upgraded insulation, efficient lighting, energy management and conservation systems, windows and structures to support such systems, improvements and equipment and related infrastructure.
  • ? Rehabilitate, renovate, upgrade and/or replace such systems, improvements and equipment as needed in the future.

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Improvements and Equipment to Support 21st Century Learning
And Classroom Instructional Technology Academic Programs

Goal and Purpose: To ensure all students have equal access to up-to-date classrooms and library programs, and to upgrade classroom computers and computer technology to allow our teachers and students to use up-to-date teaching methods and enhance instruction in core academic subjects like math, science and technology, make improvements, including, but not limited to, the following types of improvements:

  • ? Improve and update classroom instructional technology needed for improved student learning.
  • ? Upgrade and/or install up-to-date technology, data and communication equipment.
  • ? Update, expand and install science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lab facilities and technology equipment.
  • ? Upgrade and expand school library facilities and equipment.
  • ? Rehabilitate and replace such equipment, fixtures and infrastructure as needed in the future; technology equipment, fixtures and infrastructure includes existing technology equipment, fixtures and infrastructure as well as technology equipment, fixtures and infrastructure developed in the future.
  • ? Renovate, replace, upgrade, acquire, install and integrate electrical (including wiring and related infrastructure for modern technology) and data systems, equipment, power sources and supplies and related technology infrastructure.
  • ? Acquire, install and upgrade technology equipment, fixtures and infrastructure, including interactive educational technology and projection systems, computers, tablets, laptops, printers, scanners, digital projectors and cameras, audio systems, video systems, phone and sound projections systems, peripherals, smart boards, education software, telecommunications software, security software, monitors, network equipment (including servers, network interface devices, network switches and routers, wireless network equipment, firewalls, network security equipment, racking, power and cooling equipment, wiring and uninterruptible power supplies), as needed for classroom instructional technology systems.

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Other School Facility and District-Wide Projects

  • ? Planning, designing and providing temporary housing necessary for listed bond projects.
  • ? The inspection, sampling and analysis of grounds, buildings and building materials to determine the presence of hazardous materials or substances, including asbestos, lead, etc., and the encapsulation, removal, disposal and other remediation or control of such hazardous materials and substances.
  • ? The inspection and analysis of grounds, buildings and structures to assess health and safety risks to students, faculty, staff, parents and the public and compliance with local, state and federal building, health, safety, access and other related requirements, including seismic safety requirements, Field Act requirements and access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the improvement, correction, repair or renovation of such grounds, buildings and structures or portions thereof identified as such health and safety risks or acquire, install and/or construct other improvements to comply with such laws and requirements.
  • ? Acquisition and improvement of real property and the construction of new school facilities needed to accommodate future increases in student enrollment and/or from reductions in the number students per classroom.
  • ? Acquisition of all or a portion of any school site or facility, or an interest therein, or .
  • ? Address other unforeseen conditions revealed by construction, renovation or modernization (including plumbing or gas line breaks, dry rot, seismic and structural deficiencies, etc.).
  • ? Furnishing and equipping of school facilities; furnishing and equipping shall include initial purchases, and scheduled and necessary replacements, upgrades and updating of technology.
  • ? All other costs and work necessary and incidental to the listed bond projects.

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The listed projects set forth above will be completed . is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency, and escalation for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed projects stated above, the Project List also includes the payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility assessment reviews, environmental studies, construction documentation, inspection and permit fees, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by bond projects. The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, computers, projectors, portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, smart boards, sound projection systems, printers, digital white boards, document projectors, upgrade voice-over-IP, phone systems, call manager and network security/firewall, and other miscellaneous equipment and software. The access to up-to-date classrooms includes but is not limited to the acquisition of school sites and the construction of new schools or additions to existing schools. The repair of school facilities includes the upgrading/replacing of school site parking, campus accessibility, utilities, and grounds, playground equipment, hard court surfaces, shade structures for student assembly to protect students from inclement weather during lunch, libraries, District support facilities; enhanced signage; fire sensors; damaged and unsafe gym bleachers; music, performing arts rooms; electrical wiring; athletic and play fields turf which may be upgraded for safety and operational efficiency; solar power and water recycling systems; constructing new facilities and classrooms; renovating and paint interior and exterior building surfaces to extend their useful life; physical education facilities improvements; security, safety and communication systems and equipment; window and floor coverings (including tiles and carpeting); kitchen equipment; upgrade irrigation systems; improvements and furnishings and/or other electronic equipment and systems.

The allocation of bond proceeds may 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, the District will make an effort to reduce the District's share of the costs of the projects, however, the District may not be able to complete some of the projects listed above.

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 enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary site preparation/restoration and landscaping, 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, redirecting fire access, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.

Bond proceeds shall be expended only for the specific purposes identified herein. when performing work on or to the bond projects. 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 DISTRICT PROJECTS 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 the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and school administrator salaries and other operating expenses.

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Measure I Tax Rate Statement

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TAX RATE STATEMENT FOR BOND MEASURE I

An election will be held in the Etiwanda School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016, to authorize the sale of up to $137,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the proposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to issue the Bonds in multiple series over time. Principal and interest on the bonds 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 through 9404 of the California Elections Code.

1. The best estimate of the tax 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 2.912 cents per $100 ($29.12 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2016-17.

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 2.929 cents per $100 ($29.29 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2025-26.

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 2.940 cents per $100 ($29.40 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2041-42.

4. The best estimate of the total bond payments, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is $293,993,721.

Voters should note that 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, which could be more or less than the assessed value. In addition, taxpayers eligible for a property tax exemption, such as the homeowner's exemption, will be taxed at a lower effective tax rate than described above. Certain taxpayers may also be eligible to postpone payment of taxes. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

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, and the actual total debt service, 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 need for construction funds and other factors, including the legal limitations on bonds approved by a 55% affirmative 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: August 4, 2016
s/ Superintendent, Etiwanda School District

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