Acton-Agua Dulce Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure CK Bonds - Los Angeles County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure CK Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Los Angeles 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 Acton-Agua Dulce 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, Los Angeles, 0600001, 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 Caldwell Flores Winters Inc (Emilio A Flores). 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 CK Question

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APPENDIX B

ABBREVIATED FORM OF BOND MEASURE

To relieve student overcrowding and improve the education environment; renovate and/or modernize Acton, Agua-Dulce, Meadowlark and High Desert; finish Vasquez construction projects; provide 21st century learning technology; and to strengthen campus security, shall the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District issue $7,500,000 of bonds at legal rates, repayment averaging $523,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, at a rate of approximately $14.70 per $100,000 of assessed value, with annual audits plus independent citizens' oversight committee and NO money for administrator salaries?

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Impartial Analysis for Measure CK

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Approval of Measure CK ("Measure") would authorize the Board of Trustees ("Board") of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District ("District"), which placed the Measure on the ballot by Resolution No. 17-18.30, to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000.

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by the Measure shall be used only for the purposes specified in the Measure, including but not limited to, making health, safety, security, and accessibility improvements required by law; renovating classrooms, restrooms, and other school facilities, including painting and replacing furnishings and equipment; upgrading electrical systems and lighting; repairing or replacing heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; repairing or replacing roofs; upgrading technology infrastructure; constructing and/or upgrading athletic facilities; replacing and upgrading plumbing, septic, sewer, and utility systems; removing hazardous materials; repairing and/or replacing paved surfaces, turf, playgrounds, and playground equipment; upgrading parking lots, roadways, walkways, and landscape and irrigation systems. Bond proceeds may not be expended on teacher or administrator salaries or other operating expenses.

Approval of the Measure does not guarantee that proposed projects described in the Measure will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by the Measure. District's proposal for certain projects may assume receipt of matching State funds that are subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

The Board shall cause independent performance and financial audits to be conducted annually to ensure that bond proceeds are spent only for projects identified in the Measure. The Board shall appoint an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee under Education Code section 15278 et seq., no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes, to ensure that bond proceeds are spent as specified in the Measure and as provided by law. The Board shall deposit bond proceeds in a special account and comply with statutory reporting requirements.

Bonds shall be issued under Education Code section 15264 et seq., Government Code section 53506 et seq., and/or any other legal provision. The bonds shall not exceed the maximum interest rate or maturity as allowed by law. According to the District's Tax Rate Statement, the best estimate of the average annual tax rate required to fund the bonds, based on assessed valuations available when the District filed the statement, is $14.70 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. The best estimate of the highest tax rate required to fund the bonds is the same as the average tax rate. The first fiscal year the rate will be levied is estimated to be 2019-20, and the final fiscal year the tax is estimated to be collected is 2048-49. The estimated total debt service required to be repaid if all bonds are issued and sold is $15.7 million, including principal and interest. Estimated tax rates are based on the assessed value of taxable property on official tax rolls, not on a property's market value.

This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.

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Mary C. Wickham, County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure CK

Arguments FOR

As residents of Acton and Agua Dulce, we are fortunate to live in a great community and an area that is a good place to raise children. Our schools play an important role in the desirability of our community and help to improve our property values.

One of the most important legacies we can give our children and grandchildren are quality schools and a good education. Good schools provide the academic foundation to prepare our students for college, good paying jobs and careers upon graduation.

The District has done a good job of building our newest schools with a combination of community support and State grants. However our older schools were built over 50 years ago, and no longer meet modern building and educational requirements. They require a reinvestment by our community to provide our students the facilities needed to compete with similar nearby communities. Measure CK, in combination with anticipated matching State grants will provide the funding required to meet these needs.

Measure CK will:

  • - Modernize and upgrade the Acton campus to reduce overcrowding District-wide
  • - Modernize and repair classrooms and facilities at Agua-Dulce, Meadowlark and High Desert schools
  • - Improve student safety, security and support facilities at all schools including Vasquez High School
  • - Make the District eligible to receive State grants for modernization and new construction of our school facilities

Taxpayer safeguards are in place and require:

  • - An independent citizens' oversight committee to protect taxpayer funds
  • - Annual financial and performance independent audits on all Measure "CK" expenditures
  • - No monies for administrator salary

Vote YES on Measure CK. It's an investment in our children, and will help to maintain the desirability of our community.

Please join us in voting YES on Measure CK.

MELISSA TRUSELL
Parent/Community Member

LEE JENNINGS
Community Member/Advocate for the School District

MIKE FOX
Board Member, Parent, Community Member

SANDRA MADSEN
Community Member

CHRISTINA LEWIS
Community Member, Parent in District

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure CK

Replies to Arguments FOR

District trustees approved a misleading and non-compliant ballot question! Consultants who wrote the ballot question want to deceive the voters.

The project list is not specific, strategy is confusing.

Maximum interest rate and bond duration is not disclosed. Why not?

The payment rate of $14.70 is not guaranteed and cannot be trusted. Bond repayment is $15,700,000.

Generational debt deserves careful consideration by the taxpayers. No Mello-Roos.

AADUSD is not overcrowded; the student population has been declining for years. The average class size is below the state and county average.

Review the 2017 School Accountability Report Card, Sarconline.org

Facility Conditions Description
High Desert: Good
Meadowlark: Good
Vasquez: Exemplary
Agua Dulce: (occupied by charter school): GoodActon: student enrollment does not justify reopening a school closed years ago.

The district and school bond cartel want to guilt you into approving more debt. Do Not Be Fooled!

Governor will not authorize approved borrowing to provide matching funds. When voters approve bond funds locally, the state does not need to provide facility funds. California should meet its obligation to support school facilities instead of high speed rail.

Measure CK is a blank check with no accountability.

Independent audits and citizen oversight committees have NO say whether expenditures are necessary, wise and prudent.

It makes no sense to purchase "21st century learning technology "with thirty year bonds. Be a good steward.

Voters deserve the whole truth from district officials. Demand transparency.

Vote NO on Measure CK!

http://bit.ly/NoAADBond Facebook Group: No Measure CK

STEPHEN C. PETZOLD
Principal Officer
The Center for Truth in School Bond Measures # 1408280

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Argument Against Measure CK

Arguments AGAINST

WARNING, the deceptive language in the ballot question is not binding on the district trustees.

Do not approve the BOND TAX !

The bond resolution contains a laundry list of possible projects. There is no priority. Specificity is a requirement of the California Constitution.

Seniors, veterans, and low income residents are not exempt.

The funds are not protected from going to approved charter schools.

Measure CF 2008 authorized $13,000,000 and estimated tax rate of $25 per $100,000 assessed value.

The 2017 audit discloses balance of $15,973,904 and tax rate of $31. Surprise!

The bond repayment schedule even escalates in future years. That is not what voters approved.

Did the bond oversight committee report this to the district? Why aren't the oversight committee reports available on the web?

Measure CF promised $9,500,000 in state matching funds. What happened to that money? State matching funds are not available.

The proposed bond issue of $7,500,000 estimates tax rate of $14.70 totaling $15,700,000 until years 2048-49. Read the tax rate statement.

This is debt layered on top of debt. Do not be fooled!

Why don't they disclose the bond's maximum interest rate and duration? You would never sign a mortgage with shoddy disclosure!

The trustees and bond lawyers must be held accountable by voters.

The promise of "independent" oversight committees is pretty wallpaper meant to influence your vote. The committee is not independent. Members are selected by the trustees, have no budget, and are used to rubber stamp the auditor's report.

"No money for administrator salaries", a complete deception. Administrators can be paid from bond funds. The district lawyers know this assertion is false.

Demand an honest ballot question. Vote NO! More information: http://bit.ly/NoAADBond

STEPHEN C. PETZOLD
Principal Officer
The Center for Truth in School Bond Measures ID#1408280

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure CK

Replies to Arguments AGAINST

Acton and Agua Dulce are unique communities where people choose to live. Our schools provide a good education, and test scores in Science and Math continue to improve at all schools

The District remains committed to providing a quality education and facilities that meet student needs. However, our older schools were built over 50 years ago and no longer meet modern building and educational requirements, additional improvements are needed.

Measure "CK" will improve student safety at all schools and upgrade the Acton campus to reduce District overcrowding. This investment will modernize and repair classrooms at Meadowlark, Agua-Dulce, and High Desert to ensure our students have the schools they deserve.

The District delivered what it promised to voters during the last bond election: the construction of a new high school. At that time, the District estimated it would receive $9,500,000 in State matching funds but actually received $14,400,000, which provided more funding to build the new Vasquez High School. Measure "CK" will again make the District eligible to receive additional State grants for both the modernization and new construction of school facilities.

By law, an independent financial and performance audit must be completed every year for all Measure "CK" expenditures, and a citizens' oversight committee including a taxpayer organization representative must review all expenses.

It is never a good time to wait to improve our schools. Good schools attract good families, businesses, and investment. Please vote YES on Measure "CK"!

CARISSA PFALZGRAF
Community Member

JAY LEWIS
Community Member, Parent

KEN PFALZGRAF
Citizen/Board Member

MIKE FOX
Community Member

KELLY JENSEN
Community Member/Board Member

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Full Text of Measure CK

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APPENDIX A

FULL TEXT OF BOND MEASURE

INTRODUCTION

To relieve student overcrowding and improve the education environment; renovate and/or modernize Acton, Agua-Dulce, Meadowlark and High Desert; finish Vasquez construction projects; provide 21St century learning technology; and to strengthen campus security, shall the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District issue $7,500,000 of bonds at legal rates, repayment averaging $523,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, at a rate of approximately $14.70 per $100,000 of assessed value, with annual audits plus independent citizens' oversight committee and NO money for administrator salaries?"

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this measure by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the measure, the District will be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $7.5 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 included 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 Board of Trustees of the District has identified detailed facilities needs of the District and has determined which projects to finance from a local bond. The Board of Trustees hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction, enrollment growth, and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List included below.

Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. Following approval of this measure, the Board of Trustees will establish an independent citizens' oversight committee, under California 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 Board of Trustees.

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Performance Audits. The Board of Trustees 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 Board of Trustees 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 Los Angeles 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 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 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.

ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS INCLUDED IN BALLOT

This measure authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance the types of projects set forth on the Bond Project List set forth below, to be repaid by tax collections for the years that bonds are outstanding. The measure presented to District voters on the ballot, as set forth above under the heading "INTRODUCTION", includes information regarding the expected approximate amount of money to be raised annually to pay issued bonds, the estimated rate of the approved tax per $100,000 of assessed valuation, and the year through which it is approximated that the proposed tax will be levied and collected. Each of these estimates and approximations are provided as informational only. Such amounts are estimates only, and are not maximum amounts or limitations on the terms of the bonds or the tax rate or duration supporting repayment of bonds. The approximations and estimates provided depend on numerous variables A-2 8 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, the timing of project needs and changes in assessed valuations in the District. As such, while such estimates and approximations have been 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

Projects which are described below include all related and incidental costs, including their share of the costs of the election 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 other costs incidental to and necessary for completion of the listed projects.

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. This measure authorizes bond projects to be undertaken at all District sites, including current and future sites.

Whenever specific items are included in the following list, they are presented to provide examples and are not intended to limit the generality of the broader description of authorized projects. The order in which particular projects are listed is not intended to indicate priority for funding or completion. The itemization of projects in the list below does not guarantee that all such projects will be undertaken. The ability of the District to undertake and complete the listed projects is subject to the adequacy and availability of sufficient funding sources.

This measure will authorize projects at all district schools including Acton, Agua Dulce, Meadowlark, High Desert, and Vasquez to:

  • o Make health, safety, security, fire alarm, and handicapped accessibility improvements to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • o Modernize/renovate classrooms, restrooms and school facilities to meet 21St century educational standards, including painting and providing updated furnishings and other equipment to facilitate a modern learning environment
  • o Upgrade inadequate electrical systems and lighting
  • o Repair or replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • o Repair or replace leaky roofs
  • o Improve student access to computers and modern technology, including providing necessary infrastructure, hardware, software, computers, devices and other modern instructional equipment throughout District sites
  • o Construct and/or improve student athletic facilities
  • o Replace and upgrade deteriorating plumbing, septic, and sewer systems
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  • o Make Federal and State-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility upgrades including ensuring site access, parking, staff and student restrooms, relocation of existing electrical devices, drinking fountains, playground equipment, etc. as necessary to ensure adequate accommodations are provided and all legal requirements are met
  • o Abate and remove hazardous materials identified prior to or during construction
  • o Repair, replace and/or upgrade paved surfaces, turf, playgrounds, playground equipment, and other grounds to eliminate safety hazards and improve outside instructional areas
  • o Upgrade, repair and/or expand school site parking, roadways, grounds and other infrastructure such as utility systems, security, including cameras, exterior lighting, repairing pathways, walkways, ADA access ramps, and make landscaping improvements including irrigation

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.

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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.

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 CK Tax Rate Statement

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APPENDIX C

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District (the District") on November 6, 2018 to authorize the sale of up to $7,500,000 in general obligation 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 submitted 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. 1. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is (1.47 cents per $100) $14.70 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which it is anticipated that the tax will be collected is 2048-49.
  2. 2. 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 (1.47 cents per $100) $14.70 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. This rate is projected to apply in each fiscal year that the bonds are outstanding. It is estimated that such rate would be levied starting in fiscal year 2019-20 and following.
  3. 3. The best estimate of total debt service, including principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold will be approximately $15.7 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 C-1 s 13 as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

By:
Superintendent
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District

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Measure CK Resolution

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RESOLUTION #17-18.30

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
ACTON-AGUA DULCE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING
AN ELECTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL
OBLIGATION BONDS, ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE
ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH
OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

WHEREAS, the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District (the "District") in Los Angeles County (the "County"), State of California, is committed to providing quality education to its students; and

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the District, it is advisable to call an election to submit to the electors of the District the question of 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 of 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 6, 2018, the date of the statewide general election, and to request the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters (the "County Registrar") to perform certain 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 (0), 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; and

WHEREAS, United States Income Tax Regulations section 1.150-2 provides generally that proceeds of tax-exempt debt are not deemed to be expended when such proceeds are used for reimbursement of expenditures made prior to the date of issuance of such debt unless certain procedures are followed, one of which is a requirement that (with certain exceptions), prior to the payment of any such expenditure, the issuer declares an intention to reimburse such expenditure; and

WHEREAS, the Board wishes at this time to take the necessary actions to declare its official intent to reimburse the expenditures referenced herein from the proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to voter authorization;

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NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ACTON-AGUA DULCE 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 a maximum principal amount of $7,500,000 (the "Bonds") for the purposes described in the ballot measure approved under Section 4 and attached hereto as Appendix A and Appendix B, 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, the full text of which is attached hereto as Appendix 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 Act. The Full Text of the Measure, which commences with the heading "FULL TEXT OF BOND MEASURE" and includes all of the text thereafter on Appendix 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 Education Code Section 5322 and Elections Code Section 13247, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot is attached hereto as Appendix B. The Superintendent of the District (the "Superintendent") is hereby separately authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the full text and/or abbreviated measure as described herein to conform to any requirements of Article XIIIA, the Act or the County Registrar.

Section 5. 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 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 Section 1(b)(3) of Article XIII A and 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% of the voters voting in the District approve of the Bonds, the Board shall:

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  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. Statement Regarding State Matching Funds. The District anticipates that matching funds from the State of California, if available, may be required to complete a portion of the projects identified in Appendix A. As required pursuant to Education Code Section 151225, the following statement shall appear on the ballot: "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."

Section 9. Delivery of this Resolution. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution to (1) the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, (2) the County Registrar, and (3) the Los Angeles 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 ballot measure in the ballot materials as it appears on Appendix A, 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 Los Angeles 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 the 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 the County in -3- 4 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. 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 12. 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 Superintendent, is hereby authorized to finalize and execute the tax rate statement, and to file said statement with the County Registrar, in accordance with Section 9 hereof. The Board hereby finds that the estimates and projects contained in the Tax Rate Statement and in the measure as presented on Appendix A have been made based on currently available information, but depend on a number of variables which are subject to change. Such estimates and projections have been made in good faith, and are not binding or intended to serve as limitations on the terms of the bonds.

Section 13. 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 14. Reimbursement. The District hereby declares that it may (i) pay certain costs of the projects listed in Appendix A prior to the date of issuance of bonds and, in such case, (ii) intends to use a portion of the proceeds of bonds for reimbursement of expenditures for the projects that are paid before the date of issuance of bonds.

Section 15. Engagement of Professional Services. The Superintendent is authorized and directed to execute the agreements on file with the financial advisory firm of Caldwell Flores Winters Inc. and the law firm of Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation, which firms are hereby appointed to perform financial advisory and bond counsel and disclosure counsel services, respectively, in connection with the Bonds.

Section 16. Official Actions. The President of the Board, the Superintendent, or any written designee of either, 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 Acton- Agua Dulce Unified School District of Los Angeles County, being the Board authorized by law to make the designations therein contained, by the following vote, on June 28, 2018.

Adopted by the following votes:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

President of the Board

Attest:

Clerk of the Board

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