Natomas Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure L Bonds - Sacramento County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure L Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Sacramento 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 Natomas 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, Sacramento, 0600036, 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 Government Financial Strategies. 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 L Question

To enhance quality education in Natomas, increasing student safety/security, upgrading classrooms for 21st century learning and college/career readiness with technology/equipment, upgrading aging infrastructure/utilities and repairing/constructing facilities, shall Natomas Unified School District issue $172 million of bonds with an estimated $11 million dollars in taxes raised annually on average for 32 years at maximum projected tax rates of 6 cents per 100 dollars of assessed valuation with citizen oversight, annual audits and no money for administrators' salaries/pensions?

The following statement was prepared in the hope the legislature would suspend the law (AB-195) that required districts to inform you of the amount of taxes for which you're voting. It's all about deceiving the voters. The school bonds cartel has no shame. It just wants your money. The ends justify the means.

One of the notorious budget trailer bills was amended in May to allow the district to keep you in the dark. Unfortunately for them, Dan Walters got wind of it and castigated the legislature for their sleazy and unscrupulous conduct. The budget trailer bill never came to a vote before the August 10 filing deadline. So the issue is moot.

To enhance quality education in Natomas, increasing student safety/security, upgrading classrooms for 21st century learning and college/career readiness with technology/equipment, upgrading aging infrastructure/utilities and repairing/constructing facilities, shall Natomas Unified School District issue $172 million of bonds at legal interest rates, with citizen oversight, annual independent audits and no money for administrators' salaries or pensions?

Final Ballot Statement

To enhance quality education in Natomas, increasing student safety/security, upgrading classrooms for 21st century learning and college/career readiness with technology/equipment, upgrading aging infrastructure/utilities and repairing/constructing facilities, shall Natomas Unified School District issue $172,000,000 of bonds with an estimated $11,000,000 in taxes raised annually on average for 32 years at maximum projected tax rates of 6¢ per $100 of assessed valuation with citizen oversight, annual audits and no money for administrators' salaries/pensions?

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Full Text of Measure L

Exhibit A
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EXHIBIT A

NATOMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOND PROJECT LIST

Safety and Security, including fire protection systems, security systems, emergency communication systems, lighting, school entry and access areas, locks, parking and transportation areas, fencing, and earthquake retrofitting.

Improving Accessibility for Students with Disabilities, to help ensure that all schools are accessible.

21st Century Learning Classroom Improvements, including building and space layout configuration, furniture, technology, and equipment, but specifically excluding laptops and tablets, to allow for student collaboration, teamwork, and expanded learning methods.

Repair and Upgrade Classrooms, Labs, and Schools, including roofs, walls, windows, doors, floors, and ceilings.

Classroom, Lab, and School Construction for enhancing education including college preparatory education, career and technical education, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

Basic Infrastructure and Utilities, including electrical systems and wiring for computer technology and internet access, plumbing and restrooms, sewer, gas, electrical, water, storm drainage, HVAC systems, and energy efficiency systems.

Landscape and Hardscape Improvements and Repairs, including irrigation systems, fields, playgrounds, courtyards, quads, trees, and shade structures.

Student and Staff Support Facilities, including libraries, student union, student services, and administration facilities.

District/City of Sacramento Joint Use Aquatics Facility adjacent to Inderkum High School.

Joint Use Facilities with neighboring school district(s) / agency(ies).

Acquisition of New School Sites.

New Schools/Buildings Construction Based on Continued Growth (New High School, New Elementary, and or New K-8 School).

Prepay COPs. Prepay certificates of participation issued to finance school facilities intended to be funded with general obligation bonds but required prior to the availability of bond proceeds to avoid increased interest rates, increasing construction costs, and address growth needs sooner.

The following sites are planned to receive some of the improvements described above:

  • American Lakes School
  • Bannon Creek School
  • Exhibit A
    Page 2

  • Discovery High School
  • H. Allen Hight Elementary School
  • Heron School
  • Inderkum High School
  • Jefferson School
  • Leroy Greene Academy
  • Natomas Charter School (including STAR Academy)
  • Natomas High School
  • Natomas Middle School
  • Natomas Park Elementary School
  • Natomas USD Education Center
  • Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (Elementary, Middle, and High)
  • Paso Verde School
  • Two Rivers Elementary School
  • Westlake Charter School
  • Witter Ranch Elementary School
  • Other District owned school sites

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Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of the bond issuance, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, furniture, equipment, construction management, and a customary contingency for design and construction costs. Projects may also include the preparation of facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by bond projects. Necessary site preparation/restoration and landscaping may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, redirecting fire access, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.

For any project involving modernization or renovation of a building or the major portion of a building, the District shall be authorized to proceed with new replacement construction if the Board of Trustees determines that replacement and new construction is economically more practical.

The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be performed.

Bond proceeds shall be expended only for the specific purposes identified herein. Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff when performing work on or necessary and incidental to the bond projects, but not for other administrator or teacher salaries. The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code § 53410.

Exhibit A
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In order to maximize the effectiveness of the bond proceeds in meeting the need for public school facilities, charter schools receiving allocations of bond proceeds shall have the greatest amount of flexibility possible to lease, purchase, develop, and finance charter school facilities so as long as consistent with State laws applicable to charter school facilities projects and Board approval.

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Measure L Tax Rate Statement

Exhibit B

EXHIBIT B

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Natomas Unified School District (the "District") on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $172,000,000 in bonds of the District for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List established by the District, as described in the proposition. If the bonds are authorized and a State bonding capacity waiver is received, the District expects to sell the bonds in two or more series. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California.

  1. 1. The best estimate from official sources of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is 5.07 cents per $100 of assessed valuation ($50.65 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) of all property to be taxed. The best estimate of the final fiscal year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2050-51.
  2. 2. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is 5.84 cents per $100 of assessed valuation ($58.43 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) of all property to be taxed. The best estimate of the year in which the highest tax rate will apply is anticipated to be 2019-20.
  3. 3. The best estimate from official sources 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 $ 353 million. This estimate results in a debt service to principal ratio of 2.05 to1, which is significantly less than the maximum ratio of 4.00 to1 allowed by State law.

Voters should note that such estimated tax rates are specific to the repayment of bonds issued under this authorization and are and will be in addition to tax rates levied in connection with other bond authorizations approved or to be approved by the District or any other overlapping public agency.

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

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the Sacramento County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: July 18, 2018.

____________________________
Chris Evans
Superintendent
Natomas Unified School District

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Measure L Agenda Description

Regular Board Meeting
Natomas USD
July 18, 2018 6:00PM

XIV. ACTION ITEMS
XIV.d. Present and Approve Resolution No. 18-18 Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith
Speaker:
William Young, Deputy Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
William Young, Deputy Superintendent
Actions:
Motion
The Board is asked to approve Resolution No. 18-18, Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith. Passed with a motion by Lisa Kaplan and a second by Teri Burns.
Vote:
Yes Teri Burns.
Yes Scott Dosick.
Yes Micah Grant.
Yes Dr. Susan Heredia.
Yes Lisa Kaplan.
Rationale:
It is necessary to plan ahead for the related costs to address the facility and equipment needs of our growing school district and enhance quality education in Natomas, increasing student safety/security, upgrading classrooms for 21st century learning and college/career readiness with technology/equipment, upgrading aging infrastructure/utilities and repairing/constructing facilities. Resolution No. 18-18, in conjunction with other local and state revenue sources will allow the District to address some of the major projects outlined in the updated 2017 Facilities Master Plan.

This resolution is in alignment with Assembly Bill No. 195 which took effect January 1, 2018. AB 195 requires that if the proposed measure imposes a tax or raises the rate of a tax, the ballot shall include in the statement of the measure to be voted on the amount of money to be raised annually and the rate and duration of the tax to be levied.
 
Minutes:
Deputy Superintendent Bill Young presented bond measure resolutions ordering a school bond election. Young introduced consultant Keith Weaver from Government Financial Strategies, Inc who was there to provide support and assist in answering financial questions regarding the 172 million dollar proposed bond. Young shared the proposed bond measure amount and pace of bond sales, explained why there are two resolutions, shared Measure D forfeiture language, and shared additions to the bond project list.
Trustee Burns noted that the reason we would want to look for a state waiver is that, as we continue to build houses in Natomas, our assessed valuation will catch up but there isn't time for that catch up between building the school and the kids being there. A waiver will allow us to accommodate that change and then it will be lower once it's spread over more houses.
Trustee Kaplan agreed that a waiver providing more money over the first two years is desirable because we can’t build a K-8 school for $12 million these days and the longer we wait, the more expensive it will be.
Kaplan asked Weaver to explain his rationalization for assessed valuation growth of seven percent initially and five percent thereafter.
Weaver responded that they look at historical data as justification for what they're going to assume going forward. Weaver said that this past year we had slightly more than seven precent growth, so given the continued development that's taking place within the school district, they think seven percent is a reasonable number for this upcoming year. Weaver added that going forward, five percent is based on the district's long-term history and they believe that is reasonable for a long-range assumption.
Kaplan asked if that looks at an upcoming downturn in the state economy. She said she doesn’t want what happened to a previous NUSD bond measure, Measure D, to happen with this one. Kaplan explained that voters passed that initiative and then the economy hit a downturn.
Weaver replied that when they look at historical figures, they do include the fact that we had a recession in 2008. Therefore, the long-range assumption is intended to be a blended rate that includes both ups and downs.
Trustee Grant asked if the difference between two resolutions related to ballot language is that one adds tax information and the other does not?
Young replied yes.
Kaplan said that regarding the proposal to nullify the remaining $30 million bond series of the 2006 Measure D bond, if we don’t get rid of it, it stays on our books and can potentially be used against us in bond ratings which then makes it more expensive.
Weaver agreed with Kaplan. Weaver added that it is still authorization we would have and that eliminating the null and void language gets rid of the potential for us to have this liability, and it completely comes off our books.
Burns said she had some concerns about the addendum that lists the projects. Burns asked if we're confident the list is specific enough. She said she thinks it has all the things we want to do, but in the old days the district had to say that it will buy a piece of property, or that it will renovate Natomas High School. Burns pointed out that this is more fluid than that. She asked if we are confident this proposed language meets the descriptive nature we need.
Young replied that we are working with bond counsel and yes, this gives us the flexibility to adjust where needed as we grow as a district.
Burns noted that is helpful to know because she knows that what is put in the addendum is exactly what the money can be used for. Burns explained that if we say that we’re going to buy cameras as Natomas High, for example, and then something happens and we need cameras at Inderkum, the very specific ballot language would tie our hands from using it there. Burns said she likes the fluidity of our proposed ballot language, as long as Young is confident it meets the legal test.
Kaplan noted that she has been on this Board long enough that, if they approve this, it marks the fourth bond the district has gone for. Kaplain said she enjoys being on the Board because it’s generally aligned in being fiscally conservative. Kaplan further explained that they've proven to use the money wisely and she thinks it’s a good idea to go back to voters, including wiping out the remaining $30 million (on the Measure D bond). Regarding student enrollment increase, Kaplan said anyone can see there are houses and condos going up right next to each other and said she has yet to meet the person who can accurately throw the dart in predicting how many new students will come. However, Kaplan stated she doesn’t think Natomas will return to a thousand new students a year. Kaplan added that construction is expensive and the industry is not planning any relief for those costs until past 2021, so there’s no time to waste in preparing for growth. Otherwise, Kaplan opined that the community will be concerned about measures that might be needed, such as year-round school, more portables, and higher class sizes. Kaplan added that she’s very supportive of the bond. Kaplan asked staff to take a look at how San Diego Unified is doing its ballot summary statement, using bullet points to explain that it will increase student safety, upgrade classrooms for 21st century learning, etc. Kaplan said she found that interesting and easy to read and opined that voters would like that; however, she was not sure if Sacramento County would allow it. Kaplan asked that if San Diego is doing that with a $3.5 billion bond, then why can’t we?
Attachments:
2018 Bond Measure Resolutions Ordering a School Bond Election
Resolution 18-18 Ordering a School Bond Election
XIV.e. Approve Resolution No. 18-19 Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith
Speaker:
William Young, Deputy Superintendent
Quick Summary / Abstract:
William Young, Deputy Superintendent
Actions:
Motion
The Board is asked to approve Resolution No. 18-19, Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith. Passed with a motion by Dr. Susan Heredia and a second by Lisa Kaplan.
Vote:
Yes Teri Burns.
Yes Scott Dosick.
Yes Micah Grant.
Yes Dr. Susan Heredia.
Yes Lisa Kaplan.
Rationale:
It is necessary to plan ahead for the related costs to address the facility and equipment needs of our growing school district and enhance quality education in Natomas, increasing student safety/security, upgrading classrooms for 21st century learning and college/career readiness with technology/equipment, upgrading aging infrastructure/utilities and repairing/constructing facilities. Resolution No. 18-19, in conjunction with other local and state revenue sources will allow the District to address some of the major projects outlined in the updated 2017 Facilities Master Plan.

This resolution is in preparation for an amendment/cleanup language of Assembly Bill No. 195 which took effect January 1, 2018 which requires that if the proposed measure imposes a tax or raises the rate of a tax, the ballot shall include in the statement of the measure to be voted on the amount of money to be raised annually and the rate and duration of the tax to be levied. If an AB 195 amendment is enacted at the state level, the ballot will not be required to include in the statement of the measure to be voted on the amount of money to be raised annually and the rate and duration of the tax to be levied.
 
Attachments:
Resolution 18-19 Ordering a School Bond Election

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Measure L Resolution

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NATOMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Resolution No. 18-18

IN THE MATTER OF: Ordering a School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions in Connection Therewith

The following RESOLUTION was duly passed by the Board of Trustees of the Natomas

Unified School District, at a regular meeting held on the 18th of July 2018, by the following roll call vote:

B. Teri Burns _______
Scott Dosick _______
Micah Grant _______
Susan Heredia _______
Lisa Kaplan _______

Signed and approved by me after its passage:

Scott Dosick, President

Attest:

B. Teri Burns, Clerk


WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the Natomas Unified School District (the "District"), within Sacramento County, California (the "County"), is authorized to order elections within the District and to designate the specifications thereof, pursuant to sections 5304 and 5322 of the California Education Code (the "Education Code");

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

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 18 of Article XVI and section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, and section 15266 of the California Education Code, school districts may seek approval of general obligation bonds and levy an ad valorem tax to repay those bonds upon a 55% vote of those voting on a proposition for the purpose, provided certain accountability measures are included in the proposition;

WHEREAS, such a bond election must be conducted concurrent with a statewide primary election, general election or special election, or at a regularly scheduled local election, as required by section 15266 of the California Education Code;

WHEREAS, on November 6, 2018, a general election is scheduled to occur throughout the District;

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WHEREAS, pursuant to section 15270 California Education Code, based upon a projection of assessed property valuation, the Board has determined that, if approved by voters, the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements of the bonds proposed to be issued will not exceed the legal limit of $60 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property;

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, determined and ordered by the Board of Trustees of the Natomas Unified School District as follows:

Section 1. Specifications of Election Order. Pursuant to sections 5304, 5322, 15100 et seq., and section 15266 of the California Education Code, an election shall be held within the boundaries of the District on November 6, 2018, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the following proposition:

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the District shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $172,000,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List attached hereto as Exhibit A, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below. Bonds will be issued in one or more series.

ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS

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

Evaluation of Needs. The Board has updated its Facilities Master Plan in order to evaluate and address all of the facilities needs of the District, and to determine which projects to finance from a local bond at this time. The Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology and other needs in developing the Bond Project List contained in Exhibit A.

Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board shall establish an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee (section 15278 et seq. of the California Education Code), to ensure bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A. The committee shall be established within 60 days of the date when the results of the election appear in the minutes of the Board.

Annual Performance Audits. The Board shall cause an annual, independent performance 3 audit to be conducted to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A.

Annual Financial Audits. The Board shall cause an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds to be conducted until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A.

BOND PROJECT LIST

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

The Bond Project List, which is an integral part of this proposition, lists the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the Bonds. Listed repairs, rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of the election and bond issuance, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, construction management, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed. In addition, certain construction funds expected from non-bond sources, including State grant funds for eligible projects, have not yet been secured. Therefore the Board cannot guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects.

FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS

No Administrator Salaries. Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

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

Covenant to Forfeit Measure D (2006). Upon passage of this measure and the issuance of any Bonds authorized hereunder, the District covenants that it will not issue any bonds pursuant to the authorization remaining under Measure D (2006) and shall consider such authorization forfeit, null and void.

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Section 2. Brief Statement of Proposition. Pursuant to section 13247 of the California Elections Code and section 15122 of the California Education Code, the Board hereby directs the Registrar of Voters to use the following abbreviation of the bond proposition on the ballot:

"To enhance quality education in Natomas, increasing student safety/security, upgrading classrooms for 21st century learning and college/career readiness with technology/equipment, upgrading aging infrastructure/utilities and repairing/constructing facilities, shall Natomas Unified School District issue $172 million of bonds with an estimated $11 million dollars in taxes raised annually on average for 32 years at maximum projected tax rates of 6 cents per 100 dollars of assessed valuation with citizen oversight, annual audits and no money for administrators' salaries/pensions?"

Section 3. Voter Pamphlet. The Registrar of Voters of the County is hereby requested to reprint Section 1 hereof (including Exhibit A hereto) in its entirety in the voter information pamphlets to be distributed to voters pursuant to section 13307 of the California Elections Code. In the event Section 1 is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlets in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters of the County is hereby requested to print, immediately below the impartial analysis of the bond proposition, in no less than 10-point boldface type, a legend substantially as follows:

"The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure ___. If you desire a copy of the measure, please call the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters at (916) 875-6451 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you."

Section 4. Required Vote. Pursuant to section 18 of Article XVI and section 1 of Article XIII A of the State Constitution, the above proposition shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of at least 55% of those voters voting on the proposition.

Section 5. State Matching Funds. In addition to the amount of Bonds issued, it is the Board's intention to seek State funding, in the event and to the extent it is available.

Section 6. Request to County Officers to Conduct Election. The Registrar of Voters of the County is hereby requested, pursuant to section 5322 of the California Education Code, to take all steps to call and hold the election in accordance with law and these specifications.

Section 7. Consolidation Requirement; Canvass.

  1. (a) Pursuant to section 15266(a) of the California Education Code, the election shall be consolidated with the general election on November 6, 2018.
  2. (b) The Board of Supervisors of the County is authorized and requested to canvass the returns of the election, pursuant to section 10411 of the California Elections Code.

Section 8. Delivery of Order of Election to County Officers. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to deliver, no later than August 10, 2018, one copy of this Resolution to the County Superintendent of Schools and the Registrar of Voters of the County together with the Tax Rate Statement (attached hereto as Exhibit B), completed and signed by the 5 Superintendent, and shall file a copy of this Resolution with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County.

Section 9. Ballot Arguments. The members of the Board are hereby authorized, but not directed, to prepare and file with the Registrar of Voters of the County a ballot argument in favor of the proposition contained in Section 1 hereof, within the time established by the Registrar of Voters of the County.

Section 10. Further Authorization. The members of this Board, the Superintendent, and all other officers of the District are hereby authorized and directed, individually and collectively, to do any and all things that they deem necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the purposes of this resolution.

Section 11. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its adoption.

CLERK'S CERTIFICATE

I, B. Teri Burns, Clerk of the Board of Trustees of the Natomas Unified School District, of Sacramento County, California, hereby certify as follows:

The attached is a full, true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the District duly and regularly held at the regular meeting place thereof on July 18, 2018, and entered in the minutes thereof, of which meeting all of the members of the Board of Trustees had due notice and at which a quorum thereof was present. The resolution was adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

At least 24 hours before the time of said meeting, a written notice and agenda of the meeting was mailed and received by or personally delivered to each member of the Board of Trustees not having waived notice thereof, and to each local newspaper of general circulation, radio, and television station requesting such notice in writing, and was posted in a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief description of the resolution appeared on said agenda.

I have carefully compared the same with the original minutes of the meeting on file and of record in my office. The resolution has not been amended, modified or rescinded since the date of its adoption, and the same is now in full force and effect.

WITNESS my hand this ______ day of ___________, 2018.

__________________________

B. Teri Burns
Clerk of the Board of Trustees
Natomas Unified School District

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