Grossmont Union High Schools: Vote Yes on Measure BB Bonds - San Diego County - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure BB

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 BB Question

"To upgrade East County high school classrooms/labs/facilities; , plumbing/electrical systems; modernize technology infrastructure; improve student safety/security; replace deteriorated portables; construct new school facilities to accommodate growth; and renovate career-training facilities for instruction in science, technology, engineering, math and skilled trades; shall Grossmont Union High School District issue $128,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with , annual audits, no funding for administrator salaries, and all money benefitting East County high schools?"

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Impartial Analysis for Measure BB

COUNTY COUNSEL IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the Grossmont Union High School District ("District"). This measure, if approved by 55% of the votes cast on the measure, will authorize the District to issue and sell $128,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The sale of these bonds by the District is for the purpose of raising money for the District, and represents a debt of the District. In exchange for the money received from the bond holders, the District promises to pay the holders an amount of interest for a certain period of time, and to repay the bonds on the expiration date.

Voter approval of this measure will also authorize an annual tax to be levied upon the taxable property within the District. The purpose of this tax is to generate sufficient revenue to pay interest on the bonds as it becomes due and to provide a fund for payment of the principal on or before maturity.

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure may be used by the District 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.

The interest rate on any bond, which is established at the time of bond issuance, could not exceed 12% per annum. The final maturity date of any bond could be no later than 40 years after the date the bonds are issued as determined by the District.

The tax authorized by this measure is consistent with the requirements of the California Constitution. The California Constitution permits property taxes, above the standard one percent (1%) limitation, to be levied upon real property to pay the interest and redemption charges on any bonded indebtedness for, among other things, the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, when approved by 55% of the voters if:

(1) the proceeds from the sale of the bonds are used only for the purposes specified,

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COUNTY COUNSEL IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS (CONTINUED)

(2) the District, by evaluating safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs, has approved a list of specific projects to be funded,

(3) the District will conduct an annual, independent performance audit, and

(4) the District will conduct an annual, independent financial audit.

If a bond measure is approved, state law requires the District to establish an independent citizens' oversight committee. The District has made this ballot measure subject to these requirements.

Approval of this measure does not guarantee that the proposed projects in the District that are the subject of these bonds will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this measure.

A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the District to issue and sell $128,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

A "NO" vote is a vote against authorizing the District to issue and sell $128,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

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Argument in Favor of Measure BB

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ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE BB

Everyday 21,860 East County students attend school on Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) campuses, including: El Cajon Valley, El Capitan, Granite Hills, Grossmont, Helix, IDEA Center, Mount Miguel, Monte Vista, Santana, Steele Canyon, Valhalla, and West Hills high schools. Whether preparing for college or pursuing career pathways in high-demand skilled trades, East County high school students DEPEND on these facilities to get college- and careerready.

Repairs and upgrades are needed to give East County students the same opportunities as others to compete for college and 21st century careers. Measure BB will help.

Measure BB will:

  •  Repair , deteriorated plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical systems
  •  Renovate career-training facilities for science, technology, engineering, math and skilled trades
  •  Upgrade classrooms and technology to meet rising college/university admission requirements
  •  Rehabilitate or replace aging student support facilities (e.g. labs, libraries, restrooms, etc.)
  •  Improve campus safety, security and access for disabled students

A typical homeowner would pay about $32/year - less than $3/month. Whether or not you have school-age children, this is a wise investment. Good schools protect property values.

Passing Measure BB also qualifies GUHSD for up to $50 million in State matching funds, leveraging local taxpayer dollars even further.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY IS REQUIRED:

  •  ALL funds STAY LOCAL for East County high schools
  •  NO funds are allowed for administrators' salaries or pensions
  •  Independent Citizens' Oversight and mandatory audits ensure proper spending

In today's economy, good-paying jobs require specialized training and education. Passing Measure BB means that college bound students will be able to properly prepare for higher education, and students seeking jobs immediately after graduation, will get the job training they need.

Please – for our kids and our community - join the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, teachers, parents, GUHSD alumni, and civic leaders across East County VOTING YES to keep our high schools moving forward.

VOTE YES on BB.

YESforEastCountyHighSchools.com

GREG STEIN,
Chairman of the Board, San Diego County Taxpayers Association of the Year

DR. MARK ZACOVIC,
Retired Cuyamaca College President

EILEEN BAGG-RIZZO,
San Diego County Teacher

LISA STEWART,
Parent Volunteer of the Year 2016 San Diego Co. School Boards Association

MAJOR JAMES PANKNIN USMC (Ret.),
Parent of GUHSD Graduate

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure BB

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REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE BB

Measure BB's tax increase is unfair to seniors and fixed income property owners.

Why another bond so soon? How can GUHSD still claim leaky roofs, rusty pipes or unsafe conditions after spending over half billion? Why was bond money wasted on pools, AstroTurf, bleachers or theaters instead of classrooms and student safety? Where's Alpine's high school? TOO MANY NO BID CONTRACTS TO FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS?

GUHSD has $494.5 million outstanding bonds with existing authority for $128 million more. Measure BB would give GUHSD an additional $128 million at a cost of $256 million to taxpayers.

On top of city imposed taxes, you already pay taxes for your elementary schools' bonds and these districtwide taxes:

Metropolitan Water District
Grossmont Hospital District, 2006 bond
Grossmont Cuyamaca College District, 2002 bond
Grossmont Cuyamaca College District, 2012 bond
Grossmont High School District, 2004 bond
Grossmont High School District, 2008 bond

STOP TAXING US TO DEATH!

San Diego County Taxpayers Association endorsed Measure BB?!? Don't be fooled. Many of their directors / officers profit directly / indirectly from school bonds. Should be called San Diego County "TAXTAKERS" Association.

Is SDCTA looking out for taxpayers or themselves? They endorsed Poway 's $105m bond that's now costing taxpayers nearly $1 billion. Why? They profit! Google: Gonsalves Taxpayers cozy.

GUHSD Trustee Priscilla Schreiber voted against putting Measure BB on ballot. Google her article "Grossmont Bond Overseers Are Being Snookered." To silence her valid criticisms GUHSD implemented REDISTRICTING.

Promised Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee = toothless tiger. Measure BB lacks specific prioritized project list with estimated costs so Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee can measure accountability.

Vote NO until these problems are fixed.

www.CalTAN.org

M. KEVIN O'NEILL,
President California Taxpayers Action Network

MATTHEW MILLER,,
El Cajon Taxpayer/Resident

DOUGLAS G. BENSON,,
Alpine Taxpayer/Resident

RHONDA TURVEY,,
Blossom Valley Taxpayer/Resident

NICK MARINOVICH,,
La Mesa Resident/Taxpayer, Former GUHSD Citizens' Bond Oversight Cmte. Member

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Argument Against Measure BB

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ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE BB

Don't be a victim of The School Bond Scam! (www.schoolbondscam.org)

News articles and campaign finance disclosures show Wall Streeters, contractors and consultants pay money to pass school bonds for their immediate profit leaving each taxpayer with decades of additional debt. Google: "Local School Bonds: Big Donors Win Big Contracts" OR Orange County Register's "Bankers Push School Bonds for C.A.S.H."

The School Bond Scammers gladly pay to pass bonds anticipating school boards will reward them with inflated no bid contracts in return. Google: Sweetwater school pay to play OR Fresno Leaseback FBI Arax.

Voice of San Diego's August 6, 2012 investigative report revealed Poway School District's "Capital Appreciation Bonds" put their taxpayers on the hook to pay back about $1 billion for their $105 million bond. Google: "Thanks a Billion"

California Taxpayers Action Network (www.caltan.org) is not against all school bonds and has supported those (i.e. Walnut Valley Unified School District) that contain proper internal controls to prevent waste and encourage good value for taxpayers.

This bond does not include such taxpayer protections. Contracts can be handed to favored contractors and consultants without regard to price!

Worse, this bond lacks a prioritized Project List with estimated project costs for each and a commitment to build the proposed projects in the promised prioritized order. This bond allows pet projects to be built instead of necessary ones.

Why does District need another bond so soon after their last one? Did they handout over priced contracts and put in astroturf fields with the last bond instead of making needed classroom repairs?

Vote NO until they propose a better bond next election.

California Taxpayers Action Network is a San Diego based all-volunteer, statewide network of taxpayer advocates who promote sound fiscal policies, practices and business methods by government entities for the public's benefit and protection.

M. KEVIN O'NEILL
President, California Taxpayers Action Network

MARK REVETTA

EDWIN R. CUNNINGHAM
Resident/Taxpayer

NICK MARINOVICH
Past GUHSD Band Oversight Committee Member

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure BB

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REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE BB

Measure BB's opponents are either terribly misinformed or purposely distorting facts with misinformation. Moreover, they apparently haven't visited our high schools recently or they would know that Measure BB is absolutely needed and is a sound investment.

Consider THESE FACTS:

GUHSD school facility needs are REAL. They aren't going away.

The longer we wait to complete needed repairs and upgrades, the more expensive it will be.

BB's Project List is based on an extensive study of GUHSD facility needs.

We cannot count on the State to fix our schools. With locally controlled BB funding, the District will encourage hiring local students from all state approved apprentice programs to complete BB projects.

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association conducted a full and thorough review of the measure, and has ENDORSED BB.

Taxpayer protections ARE MANDATORY. Independent Citizens Oversight and financial audits will ensure proper spending.

ALL BB funds stay LOCAL for East County high schools. Passage of BB qualifies Grossmont Union High School District for up to $50M in State matching funds, leveraging taxpayer dollars further.

These facts have convinced homeowners, realtors, business leaders, seniors, taxpayers and voters from all parties—in addition to parents and educators – to VOTE YES on BB.

If you value protecting the quality of East County high schools – whether to prepare students for college and careers, keep kids away from trouble, or simply to protect your property values – Measure BB deserves your support too.

Stand with us. You'll be in good company.

For East County high schools, VOTE YES on Measure BB.

YESforEastCountyHighSchools.com

JOHN BERRAY
San Diego County, Teacher of the Year

KAREN FLECK
Parent, Santee Person of the Year 2016 & Founder, West Hills High School Foundation

STEVE DEVAN
Business Education Chair, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce

DR. MARK ARAPOSTATHIS
Educator & Mayor City of La Mesa

CAPTAIN JACK R. EVANS, USN (ret.)
Veteran of WWII, Korea & Vietnam. Purple Heart & Bronze Star Recipient

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Full Text of Measure BB

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EXHIBIT A

FULL TEXT OF BOND PROPOSITION

HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT REPAIR, SAFETY AND COLLEGE AND
CAREER READINESS MEASURE OF 2016

This Proposition may be known and referred to as the "High School District Repair, Safety and College and Career Readiness Measure of 2016" or as "Proposition __". [designation to be assigned by County Registrar of Voters]

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the Grossmont Union High School District (the "District") shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $128,000,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed under the heading entitled "BOND PROJECT LIST" below (the "Bond Project List"), subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below.

ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS

The provisions in this section are specifically included in this proposition in order that the voters and taxpayers of the District may be assured that their money will be spent to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Sections 15264 and following of the California Education Code (the "Education Code")).

Evaluation of Needs. The Governing Board of the District (the "Board") adopted a 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan in July 2010 and Bond Program Review Recommendations in November 2012 and February 2015 which was further updated with a 2016 Facilities Needs Assessment that evaluates and addresses all of the facilities needs of the District at each campus and facility, and to determine which projects to finance from a local bond at this time. The Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List.

Limitations on Use of Bonds. Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only 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, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

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Independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. In connection with Proposition H and Proposition U, the Board established an independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (pursuant to Education Code Section 15278 and following), to ensure bond proceeds are spent only for the school facilities projects approved by such propositions. Upon approval of this measure, the Governing Board shall designate the District's existing Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee to ensure bond proceeds from this measure are spent only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List incorporated in this measure. In accordance with Section 15282 of the Education Code, the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee consists of at least seven members and shall include a member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District, a member active in a senior citizens' organization, a member active in a bona fide taxpayers' organization, a member that is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District, and a member that is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization. No employee or official of the District and no vendor, contractor or consultant of the District shall be appointed to the citizens' oversight committee.

Annual Performance Audits. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. These audits shall be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States for performance audits. The results of these audits shall be made publicly available and shall be submitted to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee in accordance with Section 15286 of the Education Code.

Annual Financial Audits. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. These audits shall be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States for financial audits. The results of these audits shall be made publicly available and shall be submitted to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee in accordance with Section 15286 of the Education Code.

Special Bond Proceeds Account; Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this proposition and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board shall take actions necessary to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of bonds will be deposited. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services of the District shall cause a report to be filed with the Board no later than December 31 of each year, commencing December 31, 2017 stating (a) the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in the immediately preceding fiscal year, and (b) the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. The report may relate to the calendar year, fiscal year, or other appropriate annual period as the Superintendent of the District shall determine, and may be incorporated into the annual budget, audit, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.

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BOND PROJECT LIST

The Bond Project List below describes the specific projects the Grossmont Union High School District is authorized to finance with proceeds of the bonds. The inclusion of a project on the Bond Project List is not a guarantee that a project will be funded or completed. Listed projects will be funded and completed at the Board's discretion and according to Board-established priorities. In considering whether a project will be funded and completed the Board shall consider factors, including whether enrollment justifies a project, whether the funding and completion of a project is in the best interest of the District, and the ability of the District to support the project financially when completed. Thus, neither the order in which such projects appear on the Bond Project List nor the fact that a project is listed is an indication that a project will be funded or completed. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed. In addition, certain construction funds expected from non-bond sources, including State grant funds for eligible projects, have not yet been secured. Until all project costs and funding sources are known, the Board cannot determine the amount of bond proceeds available to be spent on each project, nor guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects. Completion of some projects may be subject to further government approvals by State officials and boards, to local environmental review, and to input from the public. All authorized repairs shall be capital expenditures. The Bond Project List does not authorize non-capital repairs. The Board may make changes to the Bond Project List in the future consistent with the projects specified in the proposition.

PART ONE:

Site Discretionary Funds. Each existing comprehensive high school, Chaparral High School/IDEA, and Special Education Academies will be allocated $100 per student (based upon fiscal year 2016-17 enrollment) of bond proceeds (as "site discretionary funds") to be spent on qualified, permitted projects listed in this Part One of the Bond Project List.

Specific Projects. Unless otherwise noted, the following projects are authorized to be completed at each of the District's school sites:

School Improvements to Support Student Health, Safety & Security

  • • Improve safety of student drop-off and pick-up areas, parking, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation
  • • Provide school site security improvements, including increased lighting, and vandalism and intrusion safeguards
  • • Upgrade and install classroom ventilation or air conditioning
  • • Improve and install student physical education and instructional support areas, including tracks, fields, courts, pools, gyms and spectator facilities
  • • Construct or improve shade structures
  • • Improve school site front entrance

Projects to Improve School Accessibility; Code Compliance Upgrades

  • • Repair and renovate or expand student restrooms
  • • Upgrade and expand student food service areas and kitchens to meet increased standards
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  • • Repair and renovate physical education facilities, and fields for accessibility and safety
  • • Repair and replace aging and obsolete portable classrooms
  • • Improve accessibility for people with disabilities and comply with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Title 24
  • • Improve school site signage
  • • Improve facilities to comply with Title IX requirements

School Improvements to Support Student Learning & Instruction

  • • Provide up-to-date classroom and instructional technology required for 21st century student learning and teaching
  • • Provide facilities for one stop student support and college prep
  • • Upgrade and expand classrooms, labs, and specialized facilities for career and vocational technology programs
  • • Provide and improve classrooms, labs, and specialized facilities for career technical education programs

Major Building Systems Repair and Replacement

  • • Complete major repair and renovation projects as indicated:
    - Repair and replace deteriorating plumbing and underground sewer systems
    - Repair and replace aging, leaky roofs and drains
    - Repair and replace outdated, inefficient heating, ventilation and air cooling systems
    - Upgrade electrical capacity and repair aging wiring to support instructional technology
    - Repair and restore classroom and building interior and exterior finishes and fixtures
  • • Repair and replace inadequate temporary classrooms, school buildings or sites with cost-effective permanent construction

PART TWO:

Unless otherwise noted, the following projects are authorized to be completed at the following school sites:

GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Demolish deteriorated classrooms and build new academic classrooms
  • • Modernize 76-year old classroom building
  • • Provide job training teaching spaces
  • • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college preparation
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Rehabilitate 80 year old gym
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  • • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Demolish and replace cafeteria/kitchen
  • • Renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures

HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Modernize career job training classrooms
  • • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
  • • Improve technology and classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college preparation
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Create college/career education and counseling center
  • • Renovate school spaces to improve access for student support services
  • • Repair and renovate school cafeteria
  • • Modernize boys and girls physical education and instructional support spaces, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures

EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and the school Library/Media Center
  • • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, lighting and covered walkways for improved safety/security
  • • Provide new teaching/learning spaces for associated student body
  • • Renovate school spaces to improve one-stop access for student support services
  • • Modernize cafeteria and kitchen
  • • Modernize boys and girls physical education teaching spaces and support areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures

MOUNT MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Renovate science classrooms
  • • Modernize career job training classrooms, including for graphic design, cosmetology, and maker spaces
  • • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college preparation
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
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  • • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Improve vehicle access to campus—including pick-up, drop-off zones, driveways, hardscapes, etc.
  • • Construct school spaces to improve one-stop access for student support services
  • • Renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures

EL CAPITAN HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Modernize career job training classrooms for construction program
  • • Improve technology in classrooms, student support areas, computer labs, language programs, library and classrooms for college preparation facilities
  • • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Create college/career education and counseling center and one-stop access for student support
  • • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Repair roofs, walkways and shade structures
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Install new traffic signals and provide circulation improvement for student safety
  • • Modernize and expand physical education spaces, fields, team rooms, classrooms, pool and support areas

GRANITE HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Repair/renovate/upgrade Library Media Center and Learning Center including adding new computer technology labs
  • • Improve technology/equipment in classrooms, labs, and classrooms for college preparation
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Renovate spaces for band, choral, black box and theater to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Construct new physical education teaching stations and support areas
  • • Demolish and construct a new food service facility

MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs and the school media center/library
  • • Modernize career job training classrooms
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  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Renovate school spaces to improve one-stop access for student support services
  • • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures

SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Modernize career job training classrooms and facilities
  • • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college preparation
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility and support spaces to increase options for large group instruction/events
  • • Renovate school spaces to improve one-stop access for students services and college prep support
  • • Modernize administration and food service facilities
  • • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures

VALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Modernize career job training classrooms for automotive fields
  • • Improve technology in classrooms, including for college preparation
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Construct new facility to support large group instruction/events
  • • Reconfigure and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
  • • Construct a new physical education fitness facility
  • • Modernize food services facilities
  • • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings

WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Provide light modernization of classrooms and student support spaces
  • • Modernize career training facilities
  • • Provide ADA upgrades
  • • Renovate and modernize building systems, including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas
  • • Provide permanent water and sewer extensions to athletic fields
  • • Construct new restrooms for faculty and students

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STEELE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL

  • • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas
  • • Construct bleachers at athletic field
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for improved safety/security

CHAPARRAL HIGH SCHOOL/IDEA

  • • Improve technology and lighting in classrooms, computer labs
  • • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems
  • • Modernize classrooms and Learning Center and upgrade student and staff restroom facilities to meet current standards
  • • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for improved safety/security
  • • Modernize and renovate physical education teaching stations, library and support areas
  • • Construct new food services facility
  • • Remove deteriorated portable classrooms to provide physical education field space

NEW HIGH SCHOOL—ALPINE/BLOSSOM VALLEY AREA

  • • Site development including utilities and road extensions
  • • Construct a new school to accommodate up to 800 students

SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITIES

At the following sites: Elite Academy, Reach Academy, and Merit Academy

  • • Improve teaching stations for special needs students
  • • Upgrade and improve building systems, irrigation systems and grounds
  • • Upgrade restroom and hygiene facilities
  • • Construct shade structures
  • • Construct new therapy pool

ADULT SCHOOLS

At the following sites: Health Occupation, Foothills Adult, and Adult Schools at El Cajon Valley, Santana and Helix High Schools

  • • Renovate and modernize buildings, including siding, flooring and accessibility upgrades
  • • Renovate building systems, including HVAC, electrical data, fire alarms, and security cameras
  • • Renovate and improve grounds, including fencing, gates, walkways, irrigation and parking

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DISTRICT WIDE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

At the following sites: Transportation Center, Network Operations Centers, Maintenance and Operations Center and Jamacha Tech Support Facility and Instructional Resource Center

  • • Replace temporary buildings with permanent buildings
  • • Renovate, modernize and construct support facilities, including administrative and training spaces, bus garage, maintenance facility, food service and warehousing facilities and aquatics facility
  • • Renovate, update and install building systems, including HVAC, fire alarms and security cameras
  • • Renovate and modernize buildings, including siding, flooring and accessibility upgrades
  • • Renovate and improve grounds, including fencing, gates, walkways, irrigation and parking
  • • Remove hazardous materials

The Governing Board of the District has adopted the 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan and Bond Program Review Recommendations and received the updated 2016 Facilities Need Assessment for the Grossmont Union High School District, which includes a comprehensive list of all projects that may also be accomplished with proceeds from this bond measure. The District intends to fund the projects described herein using a combination of proceeds of the bonds and State matching funds. Construction of the projects described herein would qualify the District to receive approximately $40,000,000 from State matching funds and allow additional facilities to be renovated consistent with the adopted 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan, Bond Program Review Recommendations and 2016 Facilities Needs Assessment. The 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan and 2016 Facilities Needs Assessment is on file at the District Office and may be amended from time to time by the Governing Board of the District as permitted by law.

Each project is assumed to include its share of and bond issuance, construction-related costs, such as project and construction management, architectural, engineering, inspection and similar planning and testing costs, demolition and interim housing costs, legal, accounting and similar fees, costs related to the independent annual financial and performance audits, a contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs, and other costs incidental to or necessary for completion of the listed projects (whether work is performed by the District or by third parties), including:

  • • Remove, dispose of, and otherwise remediate hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead, etc., where necessary;
  • • Address unforeseen conditions revealed by construction/modernization (including plumbing or gas line breaks, dry rot, seismic, structural, etc.);
  • • Other improvements required to comply with existing building codes, including the Field Act, Title IX, and access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • • Necessary site preparation/restoration in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress, egress, parking and student drop-off, traffic lights and mitigation; demolition of existing structures; removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, A-10
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    drainage, utility lines (gas, water, sewer, electrical, data and voice, etc.), trees and landscaping; relocating fire access roads; and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property;
  • • Rent or construct storage facilities and other space on an interim basis, as needed to accommodate construction materials, equipment, and personnel, and interim classrooms (including relocatables) for students and school functions or other storage for classroom materials displaced during construction;
  • • Acquisition of any of the facilities on the Bond Project List through temporary lease or lease-purchase arrangements, or execute purchase option under a lease for any of these authorized facilities;
  • • Furnishing and equipping of existing and newly constructed, modernized or rehabilitated classrooms and facilities on an ongoing basis, including to replace worn, broken, or out-of-date furniture and equipment for all classrooms, athletic facilities and other facilities, as needed; and
  • • Repair, upgrade, modify, expand, refinish, replace and construct site improvements, including off-street parking areas, pick-up/drop-off, signage, paths, sidewalks and walkways, canopies, hard courts (student play areas), athletic play fields, landscaping, irrigation, permanent athletic field equipment and facilities (including nets, basketball standards, goals and goalposts, backstops), field lighting, etc.

FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Joint-Use Projects. The District may enter into agreements with the City of La Mesa, City of El Cajon, City of Santee, City of Lemon Grove, County of San Diego, or other public agencies or nonprofit organizations for joint use of school facilities financed with the proceeds of the bonds in accordance with Education Code Section 17077.42 (or any successor provision). The District may seek State grant funds for eligible joint-use projects as permitted by law, and this proposition hereby specifies and acknowledges that bond funds will or may be used to fund all or a portion of the local share for any eligible joint-use projects identified in the Bond Project List or as otherwise permitted by California State regulations, as the Board shall determine.

Sustainability Standards. The Board has adopted guidelines for sustainable construction, and best practices for all future District building projects. These standards incorporate green building practices to reduce operating costs, reduce environmental impact, and increase building life and energy efficiency, while creating schools that are healthy, comfortable, well-lit and well equipped.

Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Education Code Section 15100, and all the enumerated purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds, and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose, pursuant to California Government Code Section 53410.

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in several series, and no bond shall be made to mature more than the statutory maximum number of years from the date borne by that bond.

Renovation/Modernization. For purposes of the Bond Project List, renovation and modernization projects, which may include deferred maintenance, are intended to restore the building systems and infrastructure, weather protections, finishes, and technology, or reallocate and reorganize space, to a condition that will provide a sustainable, functional educational and administrative environment for future years, comparable to new construction. Renovation projects may include, but are not limited to nor necessarily encompass, all of the following, depending upon the age, condition and needs of each particular school facility:

  • • upgrade electrical, communication (including data and voice), fire alarm, and similar building systems as well as main power service and distribution, which may include active and passive solar power and heating system acquisition, installation and construction;
  • • replace, repair or upgrade plumbing, piping and drainage systems, including gas and water supply, meters, water heating, and wastewater systems, plumbing fixtures and sinks, etc., within buildings and sites and to connect with city supply and drainage systems;
  • • replace or modify aging heating, ventilation and air cooling systems with energy-efficient heating and air cooling systems (HVAC), including installing energy management systems (EMS);
  • • replace, modify, upgrade interior lighting and exterior safety/security lighting systems and fixtures, as necessary;
  • • repair, modify and construct structural elements of the existing structure as necessary;
  • • replace or repair aging roofs with similar materials or District standard materials;
  • • replace, repair, install and construct, as necessary, interior spaces: walls, floor and ceiling finishes, doors, door locks, windows, cabinets and casework, and equipment attached to wall surfaces (including white boards, marker boards, tack boards, television mounts, scoreboards, fire extinguishers, kitchen cabinets/equipment, etc.);
  • • upgrade, modify and construct restroom facilities;
  • • comply, as necessary, with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX and Title 24 requirements;
  • • refinish the exterior finishes of the school (including stucco, wood and metal trims, wood siding, paint, etc.); replace doors and windows;
  • • modify, expand, separate, convert and construct school support areas, including staff work and lunch areas, to provide adequate, functional environments; and
  • • modify, replace and construct functional components of altered or replaced building components (including rainwater leaders, fasciae, mansards, etc.).

For any project involving renovation, repair or rehabilitation of a building or the major portion of a building, the District shall be authorized to proceed with new replacement construction instead (including any necessary demolition), if the Governing Board determines that replacement and new construction is more practical than rehabilitation and renovation, considering the building's age, condition, expected remaining life, comparative cost, and other relevant factors.

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MISCELLANEOUS

All listed bond projects include the following as needed:

  • • Removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint as needed.
  • • Construction and/or installation of access improvements for disabled persons, as required by state and federal law.
  • • Associated onsite and offsite development, demolition and other improvements made necessary by listed bond projects.
  • • Planning, designing and providing temporary housing necessary for listed bond projects.
  • • Purchase of any rights-of-way and/or easements made necessary by listed bond projects.
  • • Acquisition of all or a portion of any school site or facility, or an interest therein, encumbered in order to finance or refinance the listed school projects.

The Bond Project List shall be considered a part of this ballot proposition, and shall be reproduced in any official document required to contain the full statement of the bond proposition.

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Measure BB Tax Rate Statement

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EXHIBIT B

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Grossmont Union High School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016, to authorize the sale of up to $128,000,000 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 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 $0.01085 per $100 ($10.85 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.

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 $0.01085 per $100 ($10.85 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2020-21.

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 $0.01085 per $100 ($10.85 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2020-21.

4. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is $256,162,445.

The estimated rates presented above apply only to the taxes levied to pay bonds authorized by this measure. Additional taxes will be levied to pay bonds issued pursuant to prior and future authorizations. 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 B-2
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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.

Superintendent of Grossmont
Union High School District

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Measure BB Agenda Description

Agenda of August 4, 2016 (complete item)

Agenda Item Details

Meeting
Aug 04, 2016 - SPECIAL Governing Board Meeting: Bond Authorization
Category
ACTION ITEMS
Subject
Adoption of Resolution (2017-08) of the Governing Board Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith
Type
Action
Recommended Action
Adoption of Resolution (2017-08) of the Governing Board Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith


The Governing Board has held a series of meetings and has authorized certain actions over the last year and a half in connection with consideration of placing a General Obligation bond measure on the November 8, 2016, election ballot as follows:  

 

February 12, 2015:    

Board directs staff to study the possibility of a new bond

September 10, 2015:

Board authorizes new bond feasibility study

January 26, 2016: 

Board receives report on results of initial feasibility study 

May 3, 2016:  

Board holds Bond Workshop 

May 10, 2016:  

Board directs staff to develop new bond measure proposal 

July 27, 2016:  

Board holds in-depth workshop including considering a report on results of a follow-on feasibility study, the Facilities Needs Assessment, bond amount options, and ballot and resolution language

 

The Governing Board may now consider the matter of ordering an election for a General Obligation Bond measure.  




Motion & Voting

Adoption of Resolution (2017-08) of the Governing Board Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith as attached with the following change: (page 2, Paragraph 9) to read: WHEREAS, the District will promote fair and open competition for all District construction projects, so that all contractors and workers, whether union or non-union, are treated equally in the bidding and awarding of District construction contracts, and the District, prior to any discussion or vote on a resolution to negotiate a project labor agreement to be funded from proceeds of the bonds, will inform district taxpayers at least ninety (90) days in advance, via public notice, of any such board discussion or vote; and

Motion by Rob Shield, second by Jim Kelly.
Final Resolution: Motion Carried
Yes: Jim Stieringer, Jim Kelly, Gary Woods, Rob Shield
No: Priscilla Schreiber

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Measure BB Resolution

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GOVERNING BOARD
OF THE
GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-08

RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION, AND AUTHORIZING NECESSARY ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

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WHEREAS, the Governing Board (the "Board") of the Grossmont Union High School District (the "District"), located within the County of San Diego, California (the "County"), is authorized to order elections within the District and to designate the specifications thereof, pursuant to Sections 5304 and 5322 of the California Education Code (the "Education Code"); and

WHEREAS, the Board is specifically authorized to order elections for the purpose of submitting to the electors the question of whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the purposes hereinafter specified, pursuant to Education Code Sections 15100 et seq.; and

WHEREAS, on March 2, 2004, voters in the District approved Proposition H ("Proposition H"), authorizing the District to issue $274 million in bonds (the "Proposition H Bonds") to modernize and construct high school facilities, and since its approval, all Proposition H Bonds have been issued and have funded improvements at District high schools; and

WHEREAS, on November 4, 2008, voters in the District approved Proposition U ("Proposition U"), authorizing the District to issue $417 million in bonds (the "Proposition U Bonds") to modernize and construct high school facilities, and since its approval, Proposition U Bonds in the aggregate amount of $288,746,678.20 have been issued to fund improvements to District high schools; and

WHEREAS, the District currently is unable to issue the remainder of the Proposition U Bonds because of the limited tax rate for such bonds until the assessed value of property in the District increases which is projected to take a number of years; and

WHEREAS, each bond measure has a separate tax rate limit and a new bond authorization will allow the District to deliver needed improvements to District schools; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and Section 15266 of the Education Code, school districts may seek approval of bonds and levy an ad valorem tax to repay those bonds upon a 55% vote of those voting on a proposition for the purpose, provided certain accountability Propositions are included 2
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in the proposition, including performance and financial audits and oversight by an independent citizens oversight committee to ensure that all funds are spent properly and as promised to the voters; and

WHEREAS, the Board conducted an in-depth workshop on July 27, 2016 to consider a bond measure; and

WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and advisable to submit such a new bond proposition to the electors, which, if approved by 55% of the votes cast, would permit the District to issue its bonds; and

WHEREAS, such a bond election must be conducted concurrent with a statewide primary election, general election or special election, or at a regularly scheduled local election at which all of the electors of the District are entitled to vote, as required by Section 15266 of the Education Code; and

WHEREAS, on November 8, 2016, a statewide general election is scheduled to be conducted throughout the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined that, based upon a projection of assessed property valuation, if approved by voters, the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements of the bonds proposed to be issued will not exceed the maximum tax rate permitted by Section 15268 of the Education Code; and

WHEREAS, Section 9400 et seq. of the California Elections Code (the "Elections Code") requires that a tax rate statement be contained in all official materials, including any ballot pamphlet prepared, sponsored or distributed by the District, relating to the election; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to authorize the filing of a ballot argument in favor of the bond proposition to be submitted to the voters at the election; and

WHEREAS, if a project to be funded by the bonds will require State matching grant funds for any phase, the sample ballot must contain a statement, in the form prescribed by law, advising the voters of that fact, and the Board finds that completion of all or a portion of certain of the projects listed in the bond proposition set forth herein will require State matching grant funds not yet received by the District; and

WHEREAS, in order to promote fair and open competition for all District construction projects to be funded by the bonds, so that all contractors and workers, whether union or non-union, are treated equally in the bidding and awarding of District construction contracts, the District, prior to any discussion or vote on a resolution to negotiate a project labor agreement to be funded from proceeds of the bonds, will inform district taxpayers at least ninety (90) days in advance, via public notice, of any such board discussion or vote; and

WHEREAS, the District will encourage the hiring of local students enrolled in state approved construction apprentice programs, both unilateral and joint-labor management, and will not discriminate against any qualified apprentice construction worker based on union status;

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NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, determined and ordered by the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District as follows:

Section 1. Recitals. All of the above recitals are true and correct.

Section 2. Specifications of Election Order; Required Certification. Pursuant to Education Code Sections 5304, 5322, 15100 et seq., and 15266, a special election shall be held within the boundaries of the Grossmont Union High School District on November 8, 2016, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the bond proposition contained in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein. In accordance with Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and as provided in the text of the bond proposition, the Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the bond project list set forth in the bond proposition.

Section 3. Conduct of Election. (a) Request to County Officers. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code, the Registrar of Voters of the County (the "Registrar of Voters") is required to, and is hereby requested to, take all steps to hold the election in accordance with law and these specifications.

  • (b) Abbreviation of Proposition. Pursuant to Section 13247 of the Elections Code and Section 15122 of the Education Code, the Board hereby directs the Registrar of Voters to use the following abbreviation of the bond proposition on the ballot:
  • "To upgrade East County high school classrooms/labs/facilities; repair aging roofs, plumbing/electrical systems; modernize technology infrastructure; improve student safety/security; replace deteriorated portables; construct new school facilities to accommodate growth; and renovate career-training facilities for instruction in science, technology, engineering, math and skilled trades; shall Grossmont Union High School District issue $128,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight, annual audits, no funding for administrator salaries, and all money benefitting East County high schools?"
  • (c) Voter Pamphlet. The Registrar of Voters is hereby requested to reprint the full text of the bond proposition as set forth in Exhibit A in its entirety in the voter information pamphlet to be distributed to voters pursuant to Section 13307 of the Elections Code. In the event the full text of the bond proposition is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlet in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters is hereby requested to print, immediately below the impartial analysis of the bond proposition, in no less than 10-point boldface type, a legend substantially as follows:
    "The above statement is an impartial analysis of Proposition __. If you desire a copy of the Proposition, please call the San Diego County Registrar of Voters at (___) ___-____ or the Grossmont Union High School District at (619) 644-8000, and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. Proposition __ is also available on the Internet at http://www.guhsd.net."
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  • (d) Accountability Safeguards. In the event the full text of the bond proposition is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlet in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters is hereby requested to include the following statement in the ballot in compliance with Section 15272 of the Education Code:
    "If Proposition __ is approved, the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District will appoint a citizens' oversight committee and conduct annual independent audits to assure that bond funds are spent only on 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, and for no other purposes."
  • (e) State Matching Funds. The District hereby requests that the Registrar of Voters include the following statement in the ballot pamphlet, pursuant to Section 15122.5 of the Education Code:
    "Approval of Proposition __ does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Grossmont Union High School District that are the subject of bonds under Proposition __ will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Proposition __. The District's proposal for the project or projects assumes the receipt of matching State funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond Proposition."
  • (f) Consolidation Requirement. Pursuant to Section 15266(a) of the Education Code, the election shall be consolidated with the statewide general election on November 8, 2016, and pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code, the Registrar of Voters and the Board of Supervisors of the County are hereby requested to order consolidation of the election with such other elections as may be held on the same day in the same territory or in territory that is in part the same.
  • (g) Canvass of Results. The Board of Supervisors of the County is authorized and requested to canvass the returns of the election, pursuant to Section 10411 of the Elections Code.
  • (h) Required Vote. Pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, the bond proposition shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of at least 55% of those voters voting on the proposition.
  • (i) Election Costs. The District shall pay all costs of the election approved by the Board of Supervisors of the County pursuant to Education Code Section 5421.
  • Section 4. Delivery of Order of Election to County Officers. The Clerk of the Board of the District is hereby directed to cause to be filed as soon as practicable, and in any event no later than August 12, 2016 (which date is not fewer than 88 days prior to the date set for the election), one copy of this Resolution to the Registrar of Voters, including the tax rate statement substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, containing the information 5
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    required by Elections Code Section 9400 et seq., completed and signed by the Superintendent of the District, and shall file a copy of this Resolution with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County.

    Section 5. Ballot Arguments. The President of the Board, or any member or members of the Board as the President shall designate, are hereby authorized, but not directed, to prepare and file with the Registrar of Voters a ballot argument in favor of the bond proposition, within the time established by the Registrar of Voters, which shall be considered the official ballot argument of the Board as sponsor of the bond proposition.

    Section 6. Further Authorization. The members of the Board, the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services of the District, and all other officers of the District are hereby authorized and directed, individually and collectively, to do any and all things that they deem necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the purposes of this resolution in accordance with the terms hereof and of applicable provisions of law.

    Section 7. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its adoption by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members of this Board.

    PASSED AND ADOPTED this day, August 4, 2016, by the following vote:

    AYES:

    NOES:

    ABSTAIN:

    ABSENT: APPROVED:

    ___________________________________
    President of the Governing Board of the
    Grossmont Union High School District

    Attest:

    ___________________________________
    Secretary of the Governing Board of
    the Grossmont Union High School District

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    CLERK'S CERTIFICATE

    I, ____________________, Clerk of the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District, of the County of San Diego, California, hereby certify as follows:

    The attached is a full, true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted at a special meeting of the Governing Board of said District duly held at 924 E. Main Street, El Cajon, California in the Board Room on August 4, 2016, and entered in the minutes thereof, of which meeting all of the members of said Governing Board had due notice and at which a quorum thereof was present. The resolution was adopted by the following vote:

    AYES:

    NOES:

    ABSTAIN:

    ABSENT:

    An agenda of the meeting was posted at least 24 hours beforehand at 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon, California, a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief description of the adopted resolution appeared on the agenda. A copy of the agenda is attached hereto. The resolution has not been amended, modified or rescinded since the date of its adoption, and the same is now in full force and effect.

    WITNESS my hand this 4th day of August, 2016.

    Clerk of the Governing Board of
    Grossmont Union High School District

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