Upper Lake Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure I Bonds - Lake County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure I Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Lake County Registrar of Voters printed and circulated ballots for this measure that didn't conform to the law. The registrar ignored our Notice and Demand to follow the law. The legislature makes this a crime. (See: How 25 County Registrars Committed A Crime.)

If you want to get really steamed up about the collusion between your Registrar and Upper Lake Unified Schools to lie and cheat in order to steal your taxes, you can read the letter for yourself.

Do you want to give this district a Thanksgiving surprise? Please call or text me (with #HonestBalllots, Lake, 0640500, and your name) at 909-378-5401 right now for details. It's urgent and very time-sensitive.

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

This campaign was designed by a member of the school bonds cartel. We figured out just the right words to get you to you to open up your checkbook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Measure I Question

UPPER LAKE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
MEASURE "I"

I

"To construct and modernize classrooms, upgrade career technology education, enhance safety/security, provide 21st century learning environments at Upper Lake High School, and provide the local match for State grants, shall the measure of Upper Lake Unified School District be adopted authorizing $10,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, averaging $527,000 raised annually to repay bonds through maturity from levies of approximately three cents per $100 of assessed valuation, with citizens oversight and audits, and no money for administrator salaries?"

Bonds Yes__ Bonds No__

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Impartial Analysis for Measure I

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF
UPPER LAKE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOND MEASURE "I"

Measure "I", the Upper Lake Unified School District High School Renovation and Modernization Measure, placed on the ballot by the Upper Lake Unified School District ("District"), is a bond measure which seeks voter approval to authorize the District to issue general obligation bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $10,000,000 to be used to provide financing for high school facilities projects listed and de scribed in the District's Bond Project List included with the full text of this measure as part of Appendix "A". That Bond Project List includes, but is not limited to, the construction, modernization, upgrade, and renovation of classrooms, the modernization, renovation, and construction of technical and training facilities, improvements to access to computers and technology, repair, renovation, and improvement of athletic facilities, repair and replacement of inadequate plumbing and electrical systems. The maximum term of the bonds will not exceed the legal limit.

Both the School Bond Law and the General Obligation Bond law authorize the governing board of a school district to issue and sell general obligation bonds to finance various school acquisitions and improvements if approved by 55 percent of the voters voting on the measure, provided certain account ability safeguards are included in the measure.

The bonds and interest thereon would be financed by ad valorem taxes levied annually on taxable real property within the District. The District's tax rate statement reflects an estimate of the maximum property tax levies required to service the bonds.

The measure includes the following accountability safeguards:

1. That the proceeds from the bond sale shall be used only for the purposes stated in the ballot proposition and as specified in Appendix "A" and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

2. A list of the specific projects to be funded and certification that the District Board has evaluated safety, class size, and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List contained in Appendix "A".

3. That the District Board conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the funds have been spent only on the specific projects listed in the measure.

4. That the District Board conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of the bonds until all of such proceeds from the sale have been spent for the projects listed in the measure.

5. That the District Board shall establish an independent citizen oversight committee to ensure that the bond proceeds are used to fund the specific projects listed in the Bond Project List of this measure.

A "Yes" vote on this measure would authorize the Upper Lake Unified School District to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 for those purposes listed in the Bond Project List.

A "No" vote on this measure would prevent the Upper Lake Unified School District from issuing these bonds.

s/Anita L. Grant
County Counsel
County of Lake

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Argument in Favor of Measure I

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF
MEASURE "I"

Upper Lake High School has a rich history and has graduated more than 100 classes. While the school has served us well, many classrooms and science labs are now old and no longer meet to day's building and educational requirements. We must improve our High School so students have access to modern classroom technology and learning environments that will better prepare them for college or good paying careers upon graduation.

Our High School students deserve the same opportunities as other children in the area. At a time when other surrounding districts are investing in their schools, we must also invest in ours. We need to modernize classrooms, replace outdated portables with new permanent classrooms, and renovate support facilities for school and community use. Measure "I", in combination with anticipated State grants, will provide the funding required to meet these needs.

Measure "I" will:

  • Improve facilities and provide students with access to modern classrooms and technology
  • Construct new career technical classrooms so students are able to better compete for good paying jobs after graduation
  • Improve student safety through security upgrades and improvements
  • Provide a local match to capture our fair share of State grants

Taxpayer safeguards are in place and require:

  • An independent Citizens' Oversight Committee to monitor the use of bond proceeds
  • Funds be used only for voter approved projects not for salaries, administration, or overhead

We must now improve our High School and to ensure that all students have the same opportunity to compete and succeed in the new economy regardless of where they start, so local students do not get left behind.

Please join us in voting YES on Measure "I". It's an investment in our children and in our community's future.

s/Melanie Sneathen,
Voter

s/Dani Paige Pena,
Alumni Association

s/Jessica Stillman,
Voter

s/Mindy Witter,
Voter

s/Ashley Dooley,
Voter

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Argument Against Measure I

THERE WAS NO ARGUMENT FILED AGAINST MEASURE I

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Full Text of Measure I

APPENDIX A

FULL TEXT OF MEASURE I

UPPER LAKE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

This measure may be known as the "Upper Lake Unified School District High School Renovation and Modernization Measure" or "Measure I."

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this measure by at least 55 percent of the registered voters voting on the measure, the Upper Lake Unified School District will be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $10 million in aggregate principal amount at interest rates not to exceed legal limits and to provide financing for the specific types of school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List described below, subject to all the accountability requirements specified below.

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.)

Evaluation of Needs. The School Board has identified detailed facilities needs of the District and has determined which projects to finance from a local bond. The School Board hereby certifies 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. Following approval of this measure, the Board of Trustees will establish an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, under Education Code Sections 15278 and following, to ensure bond proceeds are expended only on the types of 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 School Board.

Performance Audits. The School Board will conduct annual, independent performance audits to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed below.

Financial Audits. The School Board will conduct annual, independent financial audits 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 Lake 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 the acquisition or lease 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, if available, could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

USE OF ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS

Any estimates or projections in the bond measure or ballot materials, such as relating to estimated tax rates, the duration of issued bonds and related tax levies and collections are provided as informational only. Such amounts are estimates and are not maximum amounts or limitations on the terms of the bonds, the tax rate or duration of the tax supporting repayment of issued bonds. Such estimates depend on numerous variables which are subject to variation and change over the term of the District's overall facilities and bond financing plan, including but not limited to the amount of bonds issued and outstanding at any one time, the interest rates applicable to issued bonds, market conditions at the time of sale of the bonds, when bonds mature, timing of project needs and changes in assessed valuations in the District. As such, while such estimates and approximations are provided based on information currently available to the District and its current expectations, such estimates and approximations are not limitations and are not binding upon the District.

BOND PROJECT LIST

Scope of Projects. Bond proceeds will be expended on the modernization, renovation, expansion, acquisition, construction/reconstruction, rehabilitation, and/or replacement of school facilities of the Upper Lake Unified School District, including the furnishing and equipping of such school facilities. This measure authorizes bond projects to be undertaken at Upper Lake High School and any other current or future locations providing education and support to Upper Lake Unified School District's high school students.

School Facility Project List. The items presented on the following list are the types of projects authorized to be financed with voter-approved bond proceeds. Specific examples included on this list are not intended to limit the broad types of projects described and authorized by this measure. The types of projects authorized to be undertaken in the District are:

  • Modernize, renovate, upgrade, construct, reconfigure and/or expand classrooms, libraries, computer and science labs and other school and support facilities to meet 21st century standards, including to facilitate and support student achievement in math, science, engineering, technology and career technical education trades, including furnishings and equipment
  • Modernize, renovate and construct technical and training facilities including agricultural training areas and facilities
  • Improve access to computers and modern technology, including providing necessary infrastructure, hardware, software, computers, devices and other modern instructional equipment
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  • Modernize, renovate and construct restrooms, kitchens and cafeterias, including furnishings and equipment
  • Repair, upgrade, renovate, improve, construct and equip sports fields, tracks, gyms and other physical education and athletic facilities, and all related facilities, improvements and equipment to meet the needs of physical education and athletic programs, community events, and improve health, fitness and safety
  • Repair, replace and/or upgrade deteriorating and leaky roofs and outdated and inadequate plumbing and electrical systems
  • Acquire, install and/or upgrade campus security systems, including smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fencing, school communication systems and lighting
  • Repair, replace or upgrade outdated and inadequate heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Make health and safety improvements, such as installing necessary seismic reinforcements and replacing aging building materials, including removal of hazardous materials identified either prior to or during construction
  • Make, acquire and install energy efficiency upgrades and improvements, such as windows, doors, lighting and lighting control systems, roofing, insulation, solar panels and floor coverings
  • Upgrade, replace, acquire and/or install necessary infrastructure such as sewer, water, electrical and utility systems
  • Upgrade, repair and/or expand school site drop-off areas, entrances, parking, roadways and grounds and related infrastructure, including installing exterior lighting, repairing pathways, walkways, ADA access ramps and related landscaping

Each of the bond projects described in this Bond Project List include the costs of furnishing and equipping such facilities, and all costs which are incidental but directly related to the types of projects described above. Examples of incidental costs include, but are not limited to: costs of design, engineering, architect and other professional services, facilities assessments, inspections, site preparation, utilities, landscaping, construction management and other planning and permitting, legal, accounting and similar costs; independent annual financial and performance audits; a customary construction contingency; demolition and disposal of existing structures; the costs of interim housing and storage during construction including relocation and construction costs incurred relating to interim facilities; rental or construction of storage facilities and other space on an interim basis for materials and other equipment and furnishings displaced during construction; costs of relocating facilities and equipment as needed in connection with the projects; interim classrooms and facilities for students, administrators, and school functions, including modular facilities; federal and state-mandated safety upgrades; addressing unforeseen conditions revealed by construction/modernization and other necessary improvements required to comply with existing building codes, including the Field Act; access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act; costs of the election; bond issuance costs; and project administration during the duration of such projects, as permitted by law.

The scope and nature of any of the specific projects described above may be altered by the District as required by unforeseen conditions that may arise during the course of design and construction. In the event that a modernization or renovation project is more economical for the District to be undertaken as new construction, this bond measure authorizes land acquisition, relocation and construction and/or reconstruction, and all costs relating thereto, for said reason or, alternatively, based on other considerations deemed in the best interest of the District by the Governing Board. In addition, this measure authorizes the acquisition of real property, including necessary rights of ways or other real property interests, required to expand District facilities, to provide access to school or other District facilities, or to provide additional school or related facilities. In addition, authorized projects include reimbursements for paid project costs and paying and/or prepaying interim or previously obtained financing for the types of projects included on the project list, such as bond anticipation notes, and including payment and prepayment of lease payments relating to projects and/or equipment previously financed.

Approval of the District's bond measure does not guarantee that all of the identified projects within this Bond Project List will be funded beyond what can be completed with local funds generated by the bond measure. The District may pursue funds from the State of California, if available, to complete certain of the identified facilities projects.

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

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Measure I Tax Rate Statement

APPENDIX C

TAX RATE STATEMENT

UPPER LAKE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

MEASURE I

An election will be held in the Upper Lake Unified School District (the "District") on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $10 million in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the measure. If such bonds are authorized and sold, principal and interest on the bonds will be payable only from the proceeds of ad valorem tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California. Such information is based upon the best estimates and projections presently available from official sources, upon experience within the District, and other demonstrable factors.

Based upon the foregoing and projections of the District's assessed valuation, the following information is provided:

1. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.03 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $30 per $100,000 of assessed value). The final fiscal year in which it is anticipated that the tax will be collected is 2059-60.

2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.03 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $30 per $100,000 of assessed value). It is estimated that such rate would be levied starting in fiscal year 2019-20 and following.

3. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is approximately $22.2 million.

Voters should note the estimated tax rate is based on the assessed value (not market value) of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls. 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. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

The attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon projections and estimates only, which amounts are not maximum amounts and are not binding upon the District. The actual debt service, tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those used to provide the estimates set forth above, due to factors such as variations in the timing of bond sales, the par amount of bonds sold and market interest rates available at the time of each sale, actual assessed valuations over the term of the bonds, and other factors. The date and amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on the need for project funds and other considerations. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on conditions in the bond market at the time of sale. Actual future assessed valuations 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.

s/Giovanni H. Annous
Superintendent
Upper Lake Unified School District

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Measure I Agenda Description

Regular Meeting of the Governing Board - Upper Lake Unified School District
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Upper Lake Unified School District
675 Clover Valley Road
Upper Lake, CA 95485
...
4:00 PM - Closed Session
5:00 PM - Regular Session
Library / Student Center

H. DISCUSSION AND ACTION
6. Resolution 6-18-03: Discussion and Approval of Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Lake Unified School District Ordering an Election in School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 (K-8 Area) to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with Other Elections Occurring on November 6, 2018
7. Resolution 6-18-04: Discussion and Approval of Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Lake Unified School District Ordering a District-Wide Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with Other Elections Occurring on November 6, 2018.

Agenda Item Details

Meeting
Jun 12, 2018 - Regular Meeting of the Governing Board - Upper Lake Unified School District
Category
DISCUSSION AND ACTION
Subject
Resolution 6-18-03: Discussion and Approval of Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Lake Unified School District Ordering an Election in School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 (K-8 Area) to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with Other Elections Occurring on November 6, 2018
Type
Action, Discussion
Absolute Date
Jun 12, 2018
Recommended Action
Recommend approval of Discussion and Action Item No. 7.
Motion _____ Second _____
Austin _____ Meri _____ O'Meara ______ Pedroncelli ______ Plante ______
Motion Carried ______ / Motion Lost ______



Agenda Item Details

Meeting
Jun 12, 2018 - Regular Meeting of the Governing Board - Upper Lake Unified School District
Category
DISCUSSION AND ACTION
Subject
Resolution 6-18-04: Discussion and Approval of Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Lake Unified School District Ordering a District-Wide Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with Other Elections Occurring on November 6, 2018.
Type
Action, Discussion
Absolute Date
Jun 12, 2018
Recommended Action
Recommend approval of Discussion and Action Item No. 8.
Motion _____ Second _____
Austin _____ Meri _____ O'Meara ______ Pedroncelli ______ Plante ______
Motion Carried ______ / Motion Lost ______


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Measure I Resolution

Election Resolution - District-wide (HS)

RESOLUTION NO. 6-18-04

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
UPPER LAKE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING A
DISTRICT-WIDE ELECTION
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF SCHOOL BONDS, ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

WHEREAS, the Upper Lake Unified School District (the "District") in Lake County (the "County"), State of California, is committed to providing quality education to all of its students; and

WHEREAS, the District's high school facilities are in need of repairs, upgrades, modernization and safety improvements in order to provide the education District students deserve in a safe and modern environment; and

WHEREAS, a local funding source is needed to enable the District to provide said facilities for its present and future students; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the District (the "Board") has determined that it is necessary to address the foregoing concerns, among others, to ensure that its high school facilities are upgraded, repaired, improved and equipped; and

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2000, the voters of the State of California approved Proposition 39 ("Proposition 39"), which amended Articles XIIIA of the California Constitution ("Article XIIIA") to allow for the levy of ad valorem property taxes for the payment of bonded indebtedness of a school district, community college district or county office of education approved by at least 55 percent of the voters voting on such proposition; and

WHEREAS, upon the passage of Proposition 39, the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bond Act of 2000, being California Education Code Section 15264 and following (the "Act"), became operative; and

WHEREAS, in order to address the facilities needs of the District as described herein, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to call a District-wide election pursuant to the Act to submit to the electors of the District the question whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold pursuant to the authority of Article XVI Section 18 of the California Constitution and Article XIIIA (together with the Act, the "Law") for the purposes authorized by the Law and as described in Appendix A hereto (the "Full Text of Bond Measure"); and

WHEREAS, such a local bond measure will include mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent citizens' oversight committee, mandatory annual audits to ensure funds are spent as promised, and require that proceeds only be spent on authorized projects and related costs and not on salaries or employee pensions; and

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WHEREAS, under the Act, the election may be ordered at a primary or general election, a regularly scheduled local election at which all of the electors of the District are entitled to vote, or a statewide special election, upon a two-thirds vote of the Board; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to call an election in the District pursuant to the Law on November 6, 2018, which is the date of the statewide general election, and pursuant to Education Code Section 15121 and Elections Code Section 10400 and following, to request consolidation with any and all other elections held in the District on such date, and to request the Lake County Registrar of Voters (the "County Registrar") to perform election services for the District; and

WHEREAS, in connection with the calling of a bond election and in accordance with Education Code Section 15100 subparagraph (c), the Board has obtained reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations that take into consideration projections of assessed property valuations made by the County assessor, if any; and

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UPPER LAKE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Recitals. The foregoing recitals are true and correct.

Section 2. 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 maximum principal amount of $10 million for the purposes described in the ballot measure approved under Section 4 and attached hereto as Appendix A (Full Text) and Appendix B (Abbreviated Text), and paying all 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 3. Election Date. The date of the election shall be November 6, 2018, and such bond 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 4. Purpose of Election; Ballot Measure. The purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a bond measure, a full copy of which is attached hereto as Appendix A and marked "Appendix A" (the "Full Text of the Measure"), containing the question of whether the District shall issue general obligation bonds for the purposes stated therein, together with the accountability requirements of Article XIIIA and the requirements of Section 15272 of the Act. The Full Text of the Measure shall be printed in the voter information pamphlet provided to voters, commencing with the heading "FULL TEXT OF MEASURE __" and including all of the text thereafter on Appendix A, with such measure designation as is assigned to the measure by the County elections official and inserted in the appropriate fields. As required by Education Code Section 5322 and Elections Code Section 13247, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot label is attached hereto as Appendix B and is marked as "Appendix B Abbreviated Form of Bond Measure."

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The President of the Board and the Superintendent are hereby separately authorized and directed by the Board to make any changes to the text of the measure appearing on Appendix A and Appendix B hereto to conform to any requirements of the Law or of the County Registrar or upon the advice of the District's legal counsel, by written direction provided to the County Registrar. Such authority expressly extends to directing changes to the 75-word statement of the measure on Appendix B resulting from an amendment or suspension of the provisions of Elections Code Section 13119 which may become effective prior to the date that the ballot materials are prepared.

Section 5. Authority for Election. The authority for ordering the election is contained in Section 15264 et. seq. of the Education Code, Article XVI Section 18(b) of the California Constitution and 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 6. 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 Article XIII A, Section 1(b)(3) as further specified in Appendix 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 Appendix A.

Section 7. Covenants of the Board upon Approval of the Bonds by the Electorate; Accountability Measures. As required by Article XIIIA, Section 15278 of the Act, and Government Code Section 53410, in the event 55 percent of the voters voting in the District approve of the Bonds, the Board shall:

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

Section 8. State Matching Funds. The Board hereby finds that some of the projects identified on the Full Text of Measure may require state matching funds for -4- completion. As such, the statement required by Education Code Section 15122.5 has been included in the Full Text of Measure.

Section 9. Delivery of this Resolution. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution to (1) the County Registrar, and (2) the Lake County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (the "Clerk of the Board") for purposes of consolidation pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403. The Resolution shall be received by the County Registrar and the Clerk of the Board 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 ballot measure in the ballot materials as it appears on Appendix A hereto and to provide all required notices of the election and other notices related thereto.

Section 10. Consolidation of Election; Request to Provide Services. The County Registrar and the Lake County Board of Supervisors are hereby requested to consolidate the election ordered hereby with any and all other elections to be held on November 6, 2018 within the District.

Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Board of Supervisors of Lake 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 Lake County in full 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 11. Approval of Tax Rate Statement. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9401, a tax rate statement has been prepared in the form attached hereto as Appendix C, which form of Tax Rate Statement is hereby approved for inclusion in the sample ballot. The President of the Board, the Superintendent, or any written designee of the foregoing, are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute the tax rate statement, and to file said Statement with the County Registrar, in accordance with Section 9 hereof.

Section 12. Ballot Arguments. As provided in Elections Code Section 9501, any and all members of this Board are hereby authorized to act as an author of any ballot argument prepared in connection with the election, including a rebuttal argument.

Section 13. Maturity Limit of Bonds. The Bonds may be issued in one or more 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 14. Estimates Included in Ballot Materials. The measure authorized by this Resolution includes information required by law to be presented to District voters regarding the expected amount of money to be raised annually to pay issued bonds, the estimated rate of the approved tax per $100 of assessed valuation, and the period through which the proposed tax will be levied and collected. The estimates included on -5- the appendices hereto have been provided by the District in good faith based upon information currently available to the District. The approximations and estimates depend on numerous variables which are subject to variation and change over the term of the District's overall facilities and bond financing plan. As such, while such estimates and approximations have been provided in accordance with legal requirements, such estimates and approximations are not intended by the Board to be additional restrictions on the District's bond program and bond issuances, and, other than the total principal amount of bonds authorized to be issued by the bond measure, do not represent legal maximums or additional limitations on bond issuance and are not binding upon the District.

Section 15. Engagement of Bond Counsel. Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation, has previously been engaged to serve as Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel to the District. The Superintendent is directed and authorized to execute a supplement to the legal services agreement as necessary to reflect the proceedings described herein.

Section 16. Official Actions. The President of the Board and the Superintendent are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute and deliver to County officials any directions, requisitions or other writings, and to make any changes to the texts of the measure as described herein and in the tax rate statement, to conform to any legal requirements or the County Registrar, in order to cause the election to be held and conducted in the District.

Section 17. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect on and after its adoption.

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The foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Upper Lake Unified School District of Lake County, being the Board authorized by law to make the designations therein contained by the following vote, on June 12, 2018.

Adopted by the following votes: [4 'yes' Board member votes required for approval]

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

By:
President of the Board

Attest:

By:
Secretary of the Board

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