East Side Union High Schools: Vote Yes on Measure Z Bonds - Santa Clara County - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure Z

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Measure Z Question

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EXHIBIT B

BALLOT MEASURE
ABBREVIATED FORM

To upgrade/ construct science, technology and engineering classrooms; remove hazardous materials from school grounds; upgrade fire /security systems; and at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence, James Lick, Mt. Pleasant, Oak Grove, Piedmont Hills, Santa Teresa, Silver Creek, Yerba Buena, W.C. Overfelt, alternative, adult and district charter schools, shall East Side Union High School District issue $510 million of bonds with , interest rates below legal limits, and no funds for administrators' salaries?

Bonds—Yes Bonds—No

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Impartial Analysis for Measure Z

MEASURE Z

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

COUNTY COUNSEL'S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE Z

Upon approval of 55 percent of the votes cast by voters in an election and subject to specified accountability measures, California law permits school districts to issue bonds, secured by the levy of ad valorem taxes on property within a district, for the purpose of 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 Board of Trustees (Board) of East Side Union High School District (District) proposes issuing bonds in the amount of $510,000,000. As identified in the ballot measure, bond proceeds could be used to modernize, replace, renovate, install, equip, furnish, and otherwise improve educational and support facilities within the District. Bond proceeds may also be used to acquire equipment in any classroom or other educational facility. Such construction, improvements, and upgrades could occur at a number of schools in the District, as set out in the Measure. A complete list of projects and allowed expenditures is included within the full text of the Measure. The Board has certified that it has evaluated safety, class size, and information technology needs in developing its project list. The Measure states that the District may alter the scope and nature of any of the specific projects as required by conditions that arise over time.

The California Constitution provides that proceeds of school district bond measures cannot be used for teacher and administrator salaries or other school operating expenses, and requires independent annual performance and financial audits. State law requires the establishment of an independent citizens' oversight committee for ensuring that bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities on the bond project list included in the Measure.

The District's stated best estimate of the highest tax rate to be levied to fund the proposed bonds is $30.00 per $100,000 of assessed value based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of the filing of the tax rate statement of the Measure. The District's resolution authorizing the sale and issuance of bonds does not include information about any other District debt obligations that may exist.

Measure Z was placed on the ballot by the Board.

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COUNTY COUNSEL'S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF
MEASURE Z-Continued

A "yes" vote is a vote to authorize the issuance of the bonds in the amount of $510,000,000 to be secured by the levy of ad valorem taxes on property located within the District.

A "no" vote is a vote to not authorize the issuance of the bonds.

James R. Williams
Acting County Counsel

By: /s/ Danielle L. Goldstein
Deputy County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure Z

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ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE Z

The schools of ESUHSD are among our most valuable community assets. However, many of these campuses are over 30 years old and in urgent need of repair and modernization.

Over the last decade, voters have been highly supportive of school improvement measures. These improvements, completed on or under budget and with clean audits, have resulted in tremendous progress in the repair of our schools and classrooms.

Your Yes vote on Measure Z will let us continue the job of improving our local public high schools.

Measure Z will improve our schools by:

  • Improving and constructing science, technology and engineering classrooms
  • Removing hazardous materials from classrooms and school
  • Upgrading fire/security systems for increased student safety
  • Improving handicapped accessibility
  • Replacing deteriorating roofs and fixing leaky plumbing

Measure Z will protect taxpayers by:

  • Making our local school projects eligible for State matching funds
  • Requiring independent citizen oversight
  • Prohibiting funds from going to
  • Imposing tough legal restrictions requiring all monies be spent locally
  • Prohibiting the state from taking local bond money and spending it in other districts

Vote YES to ensure our schools continue to offer students the education they need to compete in the modern world.

Vote YES to provide the kinds of schools that help maintain property values.

Vote YES to protect taxpayers with independent financial audits.

Vote YES to attract and retain quality teachers to educate the well rounded leaders of tomorrow.

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE Z-Continued

To build better and safer schools, improve student achievement, save taxpayer dollars and protect your property values, please join business leaders, teachers, parents, grandparents and your neighbors in voting

YES on Measure Z.

/s/ Carl Guardino
CEO & President, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

/s/ Josue Garcia

/s/ Muhammed Chaudhry
President & CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

/s/ Mariel Caballero

/s/ Jethroe Moore, II
President, Silicon Valley-San Jose NAACP

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure Z

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE Z

How greedy can they get?

In 2012, voters in the district passed $120,000,000 in bonds to "Upgrade computer/science labs; improve security/safety; repair, equip, and construct classrooms/facilities district high schools, and adult, alternative, and charter schools; and acquire property for new schools."

Then, in 2014, voters in the district passed $113,200,000 in bonds to

"Increase student computer access; upgrade educational software; keep pace with 21st century technological innovations; and implement statewide testing requirements at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence, ..."

Now, they're back, again, for $510,000,000 to do the same thing all over again.

It's amazing how quickly classrooms and technology deteriorate.

That's a total debt, not including interest payments, of $743,200,000.

The declining student population is down to 22,335 for the 2014-15 school year.

That's a bond expense of $33,275 per student that you will pay for!

The district wants to replace old-fashioned textbooks with laptops and educational software, such as Ebooks.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

But, if the district isn't spending money on expensive textbooks, why can't those savings be used to update technology for both teachers and students?

What the district wants to do is dazzle you with computer technology on the one hand, but then quietly take the textbook savings and redirect that to bloated administration salaries and unsustainable pension benefits.

Don't let them pull a bait and switch. Please vote NO on Measure Z.

You can be for schools, for students, and against Measure Z.

For more information: www.SVTaxpayers.org/2016-east-side-union-bond

/s/ Mark W.A. Hinkle
President: Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association

/s/ Elizabeth C. Brierly
District Resident and Homeowner

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Argument Against Measure Z

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ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE Z

How greedy can you get?

In 2012, voters in the district passed $120,000,000 in bonds to "Upgrade computer/science labs; improve security/safety; repair, equip, and construct classrooms/facilities district high schools, and adult, alternative, and charter schools; and acquire property for new schools."

Then, in 2014, voters in the district passed $113,200,000 in bonds to "Increase student computer access; upgrade educational software; keep pace with 21st century technological innovations; and implement statewide testing requirements at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence...."

Now, they're back, again, for $510,000,000 to the same thing all over again.

It's amazing how quickly classrooms and technology deteriorate.

That's a total debt, not including interest payments, of $743,200,000.

The declining student population is down to 22,335 for the 2014-15 school year.

That's a bond expense of $33,275 per student.

The District wants to replace old-fashioned textbooks with laptops and educational software, such as Ebooks.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

But, if the district isn't spending money on expensive textbooks, why can't those savings be used to update technology for both teachers and students?

What the district wants to do is dazzle you with computer technology on the one hand, but then quietly take the textbook savings and redirect that to administration salaries and benefits anyway.

When you buy a computer that's going to last only 3-5 years, do you take out a 25-30 year loan to pay for it? No? But, that's what the district wants to do.

Also, those funds will be used to implement the very unpopular "Common Core" testing scheme forced on school districts by the federal government.

Is this the best use of your tax dollars?

No? Then please vote NO on Measure Z.

You can be for schools, for students, and against Measure Z.

For more information: www.SVTaxpayers.org/2016-east-side-unionhigh-sd-bond

/s/ Mark W.A. Hinkle
President: Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association

/s/ Elizabeth C. Brierly
District Homeower and Resident

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure Z

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REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE Z

Don't be misled by overly simplistic arguments. Measure Z is vitally important to continue the improvement of our local public high schools, many of which are over 50 years old.

The needs are real and critical.

Covering over 180 square miles and consisting of 13 high schools plus alternative, adult and district charter schools, East Side Union High School District is one of the largest school districts in the state. The average age of its high schools is 45 years. Measure Z will allow us to continue the job of providing quality classrooms for our students.

Quality schools increase property values.

Good schools create higher home values. One of the smartest things homeowners can do is to invest in their local neighborhood schools. One of the worst is to allow these schools to deteriorate by writing off the investment and sacrifice made by past generations.

Measure Z funds classroom improvements.

Measure Z is about providing an ongoing source of locally-controlled funding for school improvements ranging from constructing science and engineering classrooms to replacing leaking roofs. It will not be used to buy laptops or fund Common Core.

Measure Z makes financial sense.

Measure Z will save taxpayers millions of dollars by slashing borrowing costs through the use of a series of short-term loans that will not burden future generations.

Our young people are our future. Our schools are a public resource that must be protected and strengthened.

The decision is clear. Vote YES on Measure Z!

/s/ Rose Amador LeBeau
President/CEO, ConXion To Community (CTC)

/s/ Thanh T. Bui
President, Vietnamese Parents Association

/s/ Frank Fiscalini
Retired Superintendent, East Side Union High School District

/s/ Mulugeta Habtegabriel
Co-Chairperson, ESUHSD African American Student Advocates

/s/ Jon D. Reinke
Member, ESUHSD Board Audit Committee

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Full Text of Measure Z

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EXHIBIT A

BALLOT MEASURE
FULL TEXT

To upgrade/ construct science, technology and engineering classrooms; remove hazardous materials from school grounds; upgrade fire /security systems; and replace deteriorating roofs at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence, James Lick, Mt. Pleasant, Oak Grove, Piedmont Hills, Santa Teresa, Silver Creek, Yerba Buena, W.C. Overfelt, alternative, adult and district charter schools, shall East Side Union High School District issue $510 million of bonds with independent citizen oversight, interest rates below legal limits, and no funds for administrators' salaries?

Bonds—Yes Bonds—No

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this measure by at least 55 percent of the registered voters voting on the measure, the District will be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $510,000,000 in aggregated principal at interest rates not in excess of the legal limit and to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List described below, subject to all the accountability requirements specified below.

The Bonds may be issued under the provisions of the California Education Code (starting at Section 15100), under the provisions of the California Government Code (starting at Section 53506), or under any other provision of law authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds by school districts. The Bonds may be issued in series by the District from time to time, and each series of Bonds shall mature within the legal limitations set forth in the applicable law under which the Bonds are issued.

ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

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

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Evaluation of Needs. The Board of Trustees of the District (the "Board of Trustees") has identified detailed facilities needs of the District and has determined which projects to finance from a local bond at this time. The Board of Trustees has certified that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction, enrollment growth, and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List shown below.

Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board of Trustees shall establish an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee under Education Code Section 15278 and following to ensure that bond proceeds are expended only on the school facilities projects listed below. The committee will be established within 60 days of the date when the results of the election appear in the minutes of the Board of Trustees.

Performance Audits. The Board of Trustees shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed below.

Financial Audits. The Board of Trustees 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 below.

Government Code Accountability Requirements. As required by Section 53410 of the Government Code, (1) the specific purpose of the bonds is set forth in this Full Text of the Measure, (2) the proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used only for the purposes specified in this measure, and not for any other purpose, (3) the proceeds of the bonds, when and if issued, will be deposited into a building fund to be held by the Santa Clara County Treasurer, as required by the California Education Code, and (4) the Superintendent of the District shall cause an annual report to be filed with the Board of Trustees of the District not later than January 1 of each year, which report shall contain pertinent information regarding the amount of funds collected and expended, as well as the status of the projects listed in this measure, as required by Sections 53410 and 53411 of the Government Code.

NO TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure shall be used only for the purposes specified in Article XIII A, Section 1(b)(3), those being for the 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 administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

STATE MATCHING FUNDS

The following statement is included in this measure pursuant to Education Code Section 15122.5: Approval of this measure does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects that are the subject of bonds under this measure will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this measure. The District's proposal for the project or projects described below may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

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BOND PROJECT LIST

Scope of Projects. Bond proceeds will be expended to modernize, replace, renovate, acquire, install, equip, furnish, and otherwise improve educational and support facilities within the District. Projects which are described below include all related and incidental costs, including their share of the and bond issuance and costs of design, engineering, architect and other professional services, inspections, site preparation, utilities, and other planning, legal, accounting and similar costs, independent annual financial and performance audits, a customary contingency, and for completion of the listed projects.

Bond proceeds may also be expended to acquire equipment in any classroom or other educational facility. The District may alter the scope and nature of any of the specific projects that are described below as required by conditions that arise over time.

The order in which particular projects are listed is not intended to indicate priority for funding or completion.

Andrew Hill High –

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical/ Low Voltage & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? New Classroom and Theater Construction
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Lighting Improvements
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services/ Administration Building

Evergreen Valley High – Built in 2001

  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Classroom and Theater Building
  • ? New/Modernization of Cougar Hall and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
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  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

Overfelt Adult Center – Built in 2012

  • ? Site/Building Related Improvements
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Parking Lot Improvements

Piedmont Hills High – Built in 1965

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements
  • ? Parking Lot Improvements
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services/ Administration Building

Foothill High – Built in 1972

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Lighting Improvements
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities Improvements
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services/ Administration Building

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Independence High – Built in 1976

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Lighting Improvements
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

Independence Adult Center – Built in 1988

  • ? Site/Building Related Improvements
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access

Santa Teresa High – Built in 1974

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services/ Library/ Administration Building
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Lighting Improvements
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

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Silver Creek High – Built in 1969

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services/ Administration Building

Yerba Buena High – Built in 1971

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? New/Modernization of Theater Building
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

James Lick High – Built in 1950

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? New Classroom and Theater Construction
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

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Mt. Pleasant High – Built in 1965

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Food Service Facilities
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services/ Administration Building

Oak Grove High – Built in 1967

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

W.C. Overfelt High – Built in 1962

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? New/Modernization of Restrooms
  • ? New/Modernization of Multi-purpose Building
  • ? Gymnasium Building Modernization
  • ? New/Modernization of Learning Commons and Food Service Facilities
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities and Field Building Improvements

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Alternative Education Centers

  • ? New/Modernization of Classrooms, Career Technical Education and Science Labs
  • ? Roofing Modernization
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Construct a Facility for a Post Senior Special Education School in the North End of the District
  • ? Expand the Existing SBN Sites to Accommodate Additional Students, Specifically Apollo, Phoenix, and Pegasus
  • ? Safety and Security Upgrades
  • ? Construct a Facility to House a Community Day School
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access
  • ? Athletic Facilities Improvements
  • ? New/Modernization of Student Services Building

District Wide Facilities Services

  • ? New/Relocation of District Transportation Yard
  • ? New/Relocation of Instructional Programs to Education Center
  • ? Construct/Modernize Joint Use Facilities with other Local Public Agencies
  • ? Upgrades to Building Infrastructure Systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Lighting, Domestic Water Systems, Natural Gas Systems)
  • ? Upgrade, Maintain, Equip, and/or Replace Outdated Instructional Facilities, Support Services, and Sites to Meet Demands of Changing Workforce
  • ? Alterative Education/Charter School Shared Use Facilities; Including auxiliary spaces, Labs, Food Service, Gymnasiums, Athletic Facilities, and Field Building Improvements
  • ? Landscape, Storm Water Systems & Irrigation Improvements
  • ? Sidewalk & Streetscape Improvements
  • ? Improve Disabled Access

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Measure Z Tax Rate Statement

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TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in East Side Union High School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016 to authorize the sale of $510,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The following information is submitted in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the California Elections Code.

1. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required 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 $.03 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.

2. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required 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 $.03 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2033-34.

3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, is $.03 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation.

4. The best estimate of the average tax rate required to fund this bond issue, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $.02990 per $100 ($29.90 per $100,000) of assessed valuation.

5. The best estimate of the total debt service, including principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is $608,530,000.

These estimates are based on projections derived from information obtained from official sources. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary depending on the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold at each sale and actual increases in assessed valuations. The timing of the bond sales and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the needs of the District. Actual assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined in the assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: July 27, 2016

/s/ Karen Poon
Director of Finance

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Measure Z Resolution

RESOLUTION NO. #2015/2016-28

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 1. Call for Election. The Board hereby orders an election and submits to the electors of the District the question of whether general obligation bonds of the District shall be issued and sold in the principal amount of $510,000,000 (the "Bonds") for the purposes described in the ballot measure approved under Section 3 and attached hereto as Exhibit A and Exhibit B, and paying costs incident thereto. This Resolution constitutes the order of the District to call such election and shall constitute the "specifications of the election order" pursuant to Education Code Section 5322.

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

Section 3. Purpose of Election; Ballot Measure. The purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a measure, a full copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A (the "Full Text of the Measure"), containing the question of whether the District shall issue the Bonds for the purposes stated therein, together with the accountability requirements of Article XIIIA and the requirements of Section 15272 of the -2- Act. The Full Text of the Measure, which includes all of the text set forth in Exhibit A, shall be printed in the voter information pamphlet provided to voters, with such measure designation as is assigned to the measure. As required by Elections Code Section 13247 and Education Code Section 5322, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot is attached hereto as Exhibit B and is marked as "Exhibit B – Ballot Measure – Abbreviated Form." The Superintendent and the Associate Superintendent of Business Services are each hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure (full text and/or abbreviated measure) as required to conform to any requirements of Article XIIIA, the Act or the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted by the Board of Trustees of the East Side Union High School District at a regular meeting thereof duly held on June __, 2016, by a majority vote of all of its members.

Adopted by the following votes:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

President of the Board

Clerk of the Board

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