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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure S Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Solano 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 Vallejo City 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, Solano, 0640740, and your name) at 909-378-5401 right now for details. It's urgent and very time-sensitive.

VOTER ALERT!

This measure is a Proposition 46 measure requiring two-thirds voter approval. It is written as if it were a Proposition 39 (55%) measure and includes many, many things that are allowable under Proposition 39, but not under Proposition 46. Proposition 46 limits the use of bond proceeds to the "aquisition or improvement of real property." Improvement of real property does not include maintenance and repair. Furthermore, Proposition 39 allows bond funds to be spent on furnishings and equipment which Proposition 46 does not permit.

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 S Question

MEASURE___: "To improve classroom education, safety, and college/career preparation by repairing/updating classrooms, roofs, and bathrooms; updating science/technology labs; improving security/disability access; acquiring, constructing, and modernizing sites/facilities/equipment, shall Vallejo City Unified School District issue $194,000,000 of bonds raising approximately $10 million annually on average for 33 years at a projected rate of 6¢ per $100 of assessed value, at legal interest rates with citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries/pensions?"

BONDS-YES BONDS-NO

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.

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ALTERNATE BALLOT SUMMARY

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ABBREVIATED BALLOT MEASURE


To improve classroom education, student safety, and college and career preparation, by repairing and updating classrooms, leaky roofs, and deteriorating bathrooms; updating science, technology and computer labs and infrastructure, including security, fire safety, electrical and plumbing systems, improving access for disabled students; acquiring, constructing, and modernizing sites, facilities and equipment, shall the Vallejo City Unified School District issue $194 million of bonds at legal interest rates with citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries or pensions?

Bonds—Yes Bonds—No


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Full Text of Measure S

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EXHIBIT A

FULL TEXT OF THE MEASURE

Upon the passage of Measure ____, the Vallejo City Unified School District (the "District") shall be authorized to issue bonds in the aggregate amount of $194,000,000, bearing interest at rates not exceeding the statutory limit, for the purpose of funding the acquisition, construction, renovation, furnishing, and equipping of school facilities and property (the "Bond Projects").

Although not required by law, the District will reactivate its bond oversight committee (the "Committee") to monitor and report on the expenditure of bond proceeds and to inform the public concerning such expenditures. The membership requirements and procedures for the Committee shall be as established by the District's Board.

Abbreviated Ballot Measure

The abbreviated ballot measure reads as follows

MEASURE___: "To improve classroom education, safety, and college/career preparation by repairing/updating classrooms, roofs, and bathrooms; updating science/technology labs; improving security/ disability access; acquiring, constructing, and modernizing sites/facilities/equipment, shall Vallejo City Unified School District issue $194,000,000 of bonds raising approximately $10 million annually on average for 33 years at a projected rate of 6¢ per $100 of assessed value, at legal interest rates with citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries/pensions?"

BONDS-YES BONDS-NO

The Bond Projects will be completed as needed. Approval of the District's Measure ___ does not guarantee that the proposed Bond Projects in the District that are the subject of bonds under Measure ___ will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure__. The District's proposal for the Bond Projects may assume receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure. The allocation of bond proceeds may also be affected by the final costs of each Bond Project. In the absence of state matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District's share of the cots of the Bond Projects, the District may not be able to complete some of the Bond Projects identified in Measure ___.

The budget for each Bond Project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. The final cost of each Bond Project will be determined as plans are A-2
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finalized, construction bids are awarded and Bond Projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each Bond Project, certain of the Bond Projects may be delayed or may not be completed.

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Measure S Tax Rate Statement

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EXHIBIT B

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Vallejo City Unified School District (the "District") on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $194 million in bonds of the District to continue improving the quality of education in local schools and protecting the safety of the students of the District. Specifically, bond proceeds shall be utilized for the purposes of acquisition and improvements of real property.

If the Bonds are authorized and sold, debt service thereon 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. It is anticipated that the District will sell the Bonds in separate series.

  1. 1. The best estimate of the average tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the Bonds issued during the life of the Bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 5.96¢ per $100 ($59.60 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2051–2052.
  2. 2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the Bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 5.99¢ per $100 ($59.99 per $100,000) of assessed valuation which would first occur in fiscal year 2031–2032.
  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 is $343.5 million. This estimate results in a debt service to principal ratio of 1.77:1, which is significantly less than the maximum ratio of 4.00:1 allowed by State law. This estimate is based on the assumption that interest rates will increase over time, and the Bonds will have a maximum term of 25 years per series.

Voters should note that the estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value. 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 facts 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.

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The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on the 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 County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Dated:______________, 2018 _______________________________________
Superintendent
Vallejo City Unified School District

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Measure S Agenda Description

Agenda of January 17, 2018 (complete item)

Regular Governing Board of Education Meeting
Vallejo City USD
January 17, 2018 6:00PM

6.1.1. School Facility and Bond Survey Results, Analysis and Recommendations (I)
Speaker:
Mitchell Romao
Rationale:

PREPARED BY:  Mitchell Romao, Chief Operations Officer

REVIEWED BY:   Adam Clark, Ed.D, Superintendent

SUBJECT:  SCHOOL FACILITY AND BOND SURVEY RESULTS, ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDED ACTION: It is recommended that the Governing Board receive results and recommendations of Public Opinion Poll regarding District facility needs and a possible bond measure.

BACKGROUND: On November 1, 2017 the Governing Board authorized a Public Opinion Poll to be conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3).  

DESCRIPTION: A bond survey of six-hundred and one (601) constituent views toward District facility needs and a possible local District facilities bond measure was conducted November 30 – December 9, 2017.  The survey was conducted online and via telephone (landline and cell phones), and offered in English and Spanish.

Curtis Below, Partner and COO, FM3, will present polling results and recommendations to the Board of Trustees for review and discussion.  Other District partners present will include: Addison Covert, Bond Counsel, Partner: Parker & Covert; Keith Weaver, financial advisor, Director: Government Financial Strategies; Aaron Jobson, architect, Principal: Quatrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA). District staff will proceed along the following timeline toward a potential bond election to be held November 6, 2018:

 Key actions/dates:

  • Communications: Public/Board – immediate and ongoing
  • Formation of Bond Oversight Committee – Board Meeting Feb. 7, 2018
  • Formation of Bond Campaign Committee - TBD
  • 1st Reading of Resolution calling for November bond election – June 20, 2018
  • 2nd Reading of Resolution calling for November bond election – July 11, 2018
  • Submission of Resolution calling election to Solano County (last day) – August 10, 2018

FISCAL IMPACT: There is no additional fiscal impact at this time.


 
Minutes:
Mitchell Romao, Chief Operations Officer, provided information to the Board regarding our polling results for the potential bond election. Mr. Romao introduced Curtis Below, of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates (FM3), provided information to the Board stating some results are disconcerting and some are positive. There will be options and opportunities provided to the Board.
President Worel recessed the meeting for a short break at 7:08 p.m. President Worel reconvened the meeting at 7:13 p.m.
Matt Smith endorsed the idea of a bond measure stating M.I.T. Academy would like to be included in the bond. Lynne Vaughan, M.I.T. Academy, said the questions were posed toward Vallejo schools which would include M.I.T. Academy and their population would be eager to support a bond measure that would relieve their facilities. Allen Yeap, community member, urged everyone to look at the actual polling results survey stating six out of ten parents send their kids to school outside of Vallejo City Unified School District. Mr. Below responded to questions from the Board.
Attachments:
Polling Results
Survey Analysis Presentation

Agenda of July 18, 2018 (complete item)

Regular Governing Board of Education Meeting
Vallejo City USD
July 18, 2018 6:00PM

7. Consent Items for Board Action
7.6. Vallejo City Unified School District and Mare Island Technology Academy (MIT) / MIT Griffin Master Lease Agreement (A)
Speaker:
Dr. Adam Clark
Rationale:

PREPARED BY:   Mitchell Romao, Chief Operations Officer

REVIEWED BY:    Adam Clark, Ed.D, Superintendent

SUBJECT:  VALLEJO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND MARE ISLAND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY (MIT) / MIT GRIFFIN MASTER LEASE AGREEMENT

RECOMMENDED ACTION: It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the Master Lease Agreement between Vallejo City Unified School District (District) and MIT / MIT Griffin Academy Middle School (Charter School). 

BACKGROUND: On May 3, 2017 the District approved a petition to establish the Charter School.  On October 27, 2017 the Charter School submitted a Proposition 39 facilities request to the District, which was subsequently denied on February 1, 2018. 

Pursuant to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, section 11969.1(b), the District and Charter School mutually agreed to enter into an “in lieu” facilities agreement as an alternative to the allocation of facilities under Proposition 39.  That agreement, with the following major provisions, was approved by the Governing Board on May 2, 2018:

  • The term of the agreement shall be for ninety-nine (99) years in alignment to existing agreement approved in October 2016

  • The District agrees to lease three properties to the Charter School: the site known as Everest Academy; the site known as Omega Boys and Girls Club, identified in this agreement as the North Everest site; and the site known as the Farm Pasture immediately adjacent to existing MIT property.

  • The District agrees to license the parking lot immediately adjacent to MIT property to allow additional parking stalls at no cost to District

  • The Charter School shall make a lump sum payment of $1.5 million to the District for the four properties; payable within thirty (30) days of the execution of this agreement

  • The lease for the North Everest Facility includes a provision for the Omega Boys and Girls Club to access the facility consistent with the Charter School's programmatic needs, and the term shall not be less than twenty (20) years

  • Contingent on the successful passage of the District's first bond measure, the District shall allocate a total amount of eight million one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($8,150,000) of the bond proceeds to the Charter School, of which $1 million shall go the North Everest site.  The Charter School will be allotted approximately $2.7 million in each of the first three bond issuances until the total allocation is satisfied

  • First year enrollment shall include eighth graders, but total enrollment in first and subsequent years shall not exceed that authorized in the petition

  • The Charter School agrees to the waiver and satisfaction of the District Proposition 39 obligations for the next nine (9) years for all current and all future sister school or high school programs of MIT

  • The District agrees to provide temporary housing in the event of need during undertaking of substantial construction; limited to three (3) instances; each not exceeding 300 students; and contingent on District capacity within existing facilities

DESCRIPTION:  As a result of, and in alignment to, the Settlement Agreement, a separate Master Lease Agreement for the above mentioned properties is required and has been mutually agreed to between the two parties.

FISCAL IMPACT: None


 
Attachments:
VCUSD / MIT Griffin Master Lease
9. Other Items of District Business
9.2. Operations
9.2.1. $50 Million Bond Election Requiring 55% Voter Approval - Resolution No. 2816 Ordering a School Bond Election for Schools and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with the Election on November 6, 2018 (A)
Rationale:

PREPARED BY:        Adam Clark, Ed.D, Superintendent

SUBJECT: $50 MILLION BOND ELECTION REQUIRING 55% VOTER APPROVAL - RESOLUTION NO. 2816 ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION FOR SCHOOLS AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH THE ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: It is recommended that the Governing Board adopt Resolution No. 2816 ordering a school bond election in the principle amount of $50 million for Elementary, Middle and High Schools, establishing specifications of the election order, and requesting consolidation with the election of November 6, 2018.

BACKGROUND: The Facilities Master Plan, adopted in May 2014, and periodically updated as necessary, identifies over $750 million in school facility needs and improvements, including $251 million in basic infrastructure, access, and security needs alone.  As a result of overwhelming need and extremely limited fiscal resources, it is necessary to seek additional funding from all sources where possible including local general obligation bonds. 

DESCRIPTION: Resolution No. 2816 is comprised of:

  • Resolution of the Board of Education of the Vallejo City Unified School District Ordering A School Bond Election Establishing Specifications of the Elections Order and Requesting Consolidation with Other Elections Occurring On November 6, 2018
  • Exhibit A: Ballot Measure / Full Text of Ballot Measure & Bond Project List
  • Exhibit B: Ballot Measure / Abbreviated Form
  • Exhibit C: Tax Rate Statement Vallejo City Unified School District
  • Certification
  • Alternate Ballot Summary (consistent with information previously provided to the Board by staff, authorization is provided in the Resolution to allow the Superintendent to make changes to the abbreviated ballot measure in order to comply with changes in the law)

The Governing Board is authorized to call a school bond election. If the resolution is adopted, the resolution will order a general obligation bond election to be held within the District. The District's general obligation bond election will be conducted by the Solano County Registrar of Voters and will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot along with other measures.

Upon the approval of 55% of the voters, the District will be authorized to issue bonds in the approximate amount of $50 million to fund the projects at the school facilities described in the resolution.

FISCAL IMPACT: The estimated expense from the general fund of placing the Bond Measure and School Board election on the general election ballot is $309,090; $5.00 per registered voter; 61,818 current registered voters. If the bond is approved, the cost attributable to bond election, would be reimbursed from bond proceeds.


 
Minutes:
Dr. Clark introduced the item and updated the community regarding the amount on the resolution, stating it takes 4 of the Trustees to approve and would need to have 55% of the voters to pass. Trustee Cayangyang spoke about the conditions of the bond and increasing the amount to $100 million and his list of conditions. Ms. Gradwohl said she's pleased the amount has increased and the district still needs the $194 million for unforeseen emergencies. Dr. Schussel spoke about polling suggestions and the previous bond that failed and the most recent polling results stating a bond with a 55% approval stands a better chance of passing. Ryan Messano, community member, spoke about past calculations that may have been based on higher enrollment numbers. The shrinking and declining birth rate is contributing to schools receiving funds. Mr. Messano spoke about normal upkeep, the declining birth rate and stated this is society's issue and the citizens are going to be paying for this bill. Hazel Wilson, NAACP Education Chair, spoke about the Bond Oversight Committee's limited participation requirements, specifying degrees and professional positions to participate on the committee. Clarence Martin, community member spoke about what it takes to educate students and the community support it takes to help him raise his children as a single father. President Worel clarified the amount change from $50 to $100 million. Dr. Clark responded to questions from the Trustees. Trustee Ubalde asked Trustee Cayangyang if he's willing to negotiate the amount of the bond to $174 million. Trustee Cayangyang said we need to move forward with $110 million. President Worel said the $50 million proposal is a political football. Trustee Cayangyang asked Attorney Addison Colvert questions, Mr. Colvert responded.
President Worel called for a five minute break at 8:00 PM
Actions:
Motion
Discuss directing staff to prepare to update the resolution to $100 million for the November 2018 election. Failed with a motion by Ruscal Cayangyang and a second by A.C. "Tony" Ubalde, Jr..
Vote:
Yes Ruscal Cayangyang.
No Marianne Kearney-Brown.
No Robert Lawson.
No A.C. "Tony" Ubalde, Jr..
No Burky Worel.
Attachments:
Resolution No. 2816 Order School Bond Election (55%)
9.2.2. $194 Million Bond Election Requiring 66 2/3% Voter Approval - Resolution No. 2821 Ordering a School Bond Election and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with the Election on November 6, 2018 (A)
Speaker:
Dr. Adam Clark
Rationale:

PREPARED BY:  Adam Clark, Ed.D, Superintendent

SUBJECT: $194 MILLION BOND ELECTION REQUIRING 66 2/3% VOTER APPROVAL - RESOLUTION NO. 2821 ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH THE ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: As an alternative to proposed Resolution No. 2821, it is recommended that the Governing Board adopt Resolution No. 2821 ordering a school bond election in the principle amount of $194 million for Elementary, Middle and High Schools, establishing specifications of the election order, and requesting consolidation with the election of November 6, 2018.

BACKGROUND: The Facilities Master Plan, adopted in May 2014, and periodically updated as necessary, identifies over $750 million in school facility needs and improvements, including $251 million in basic infrastructure, access, and security needs alone. As a result of overwhelming need and extremely limited fiscal resources, it is necessary to seek additional funding from all sources where possible including local general obligation bonds.

DESCRIPTION: Resolution No. 2821 is comprised of:

  • Resolution of the Board of Education of the Vallejo City Unified School District Ordering a School Bond Election Establishing Specifications of the Elections Order and Requesting Consolidation with the Elections occurring On November 6, 2018
  • Exhibit A: Full Text of the Measure with Bond Project List & Abbreviated Ballot Measure
  • Exhibit B: Tax Rate Statement
  • Certification
  • Alternate Ballot Summary (consistent with information previously provided to the Board by staff, authorization is provided in the Resolution to allow the Superintendent to make changes to the abbreviated ballot measure in order to comply with changes in the law)

The Governing Board is authorized to call a school bond election. If the resolution is adopted, the resolution will order a general obligation bond election to be held within the District. The District's general obligation bond election will be conducted by the Solano County Registrar of Voters and will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot along with other measures.

Upon the approval of 66 2/3% of the voters, the District will be authorized to issue bonds in the approximate amount of $194 million to fund the projects at the school facilities described in the resolution.

FISCAL IMPACT: The estimated expense from the general fund of placing the Bond Measure and School Board election on the general election ballot is $309,090; $5.00 per registered voter; 61,818 current registered voters. If the bond is approved, the cost attributable to bond election, would be reimbursed from bond proceeds.

 
Minutes:
President Worel reconvened the meeting at 8:09 PM
Dr. Clark introduced the item. Mr. Messano spoke about redistributing wealth, and school facility issues, labor unions and doing things differently for the future. Mr. Messano is against the bond. Mrs. Wilson said she supports the bond, because it's about the children and safety. Mrs. Wilson said if the Board is not for the bond, it's clear the Board is not serving the children. The school facilities are deteriorated and the value of our property depends on schools. Mr. Bob Woolerly spoke against the bond and suggested an alternative option for bond is tax. Lynn Vaughn, Board member of Mare Island Technology and Griffin Academies, spoke in favor of the bond. T.J. Walkup, community member spoke about the Board making comprmises.
Actions:
Motion
Passed with a motion by Marianne Kearney-Brown and a second by A.C. "Tony" Ubalde, Jr..
Vote:
No Ruscal Cayangyang.
Yes Marianne Kearney-Brown.
Yes Robert Lawson.
Yes A.C. "Tony" Ubalde, Jr..
Yes Burky Worel.
Attachments:
Resolution No. 2821 Calling for Bond Election 66 2/3%

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Measure S Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO. 2821

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE VALLEJO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION, ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH THE ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

WHEREAS, the Board of Education (the "Board") of the Vallejo City Unified School District (the "District") is generally authorized to order elections within the District and to designate the specifications thereof, pursuant to Education Code Sections 5304 and 5322;

WHEREAS, the Board specifically authorized to order elections for the purpose of submitting to the voters the question of whether the bonds of the District (the "Bonds") shall be issued and sold for specified purposes;

WHEREAS, the need for school facilities and for facility improvements at the District schools along with the cost of such improvements have been analyzed and the results of said analysis have been reported to the Board in a Facilities Master Plan, incorporating comments from District staff, students, parents and community member;

WHEREAS, in addition to the amount of Bonds issued, it is the Board's intention to seek State funding, in the event to the extent it is available;

WHEREAS, consistent with the foregoing, the Board deems it necessary and advisable to submit a bond proposition to the voters that, if approved by two-thirds of the votes cast, will permit the District to issue the Bonds; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable that the election to determine whether the Bonds of the District shall be issued and sold be consolidated with such other election or elections as may be held on the same day in the same territory or in territory that is in part the same.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Education of the Vallejo City Unified School District does hereby resolve, determine, and order as follows:

Section 1. Election Order; Ballot Proposition. Pursuant to Education Code sections 5304, 5322 and 15100 et seq., an election shall be held within the boundaries of the District located within Solano County (the "County") on November 6, 2018, submitting to the voters of the District the question of whether Bonds, in the amount of one hundred ninety-four million dollars ($194,000,000) shall be issued and sold. Information on the bond measure is set forth at Exhibit A hereto entitled "Full Text of the Measure." The Bonds will be sold to fund generally the projects identified in Exhibit A hereto.

Section 2. Vote Required. Pursuant to Section 15124 of the Education Code and Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the Constitution of the State of 2
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California, the bond measure shall become effective only upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of those voters voting on the measure.

Section 3. County Officials to Call and Conduct Election. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code, the Solano County Registrar of Voters ("Registrar of Voters") is hereby requested to take all steps to call, prepare for, and hold the election within the boundaries of the District in accordance with law and these specifications.

Section 4. Consolidation with Other Elections. Pursuant to Sections 5342 and 15121 of the Education Code and part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of division 10 of the Elections Code, the County Board of Supervisors ("Board of Supervisors") is requested to order consolidation by the Registrar of Voters of the school bond election with such other election or elections as may be held on the same day in the same territory or in territory that is in part the same. Pursuant to Section 10403 of the Elections Code, the Board hereby acknowledges that the consolidated election will be held and conducted in the manner prescribed by Section 10418 of the Elections Code.

Section 5. Canvas of Returns. The Board of Supervisors is authorized to canvass the returns of the election pursuant to Section 10411 of the Elections Code.

Section 6. Services of Registrar Voters. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Board of Supervisors is requested to permit the Registrar of Voters to render all services incident to the preparation for and holding of the election including those services specified by Section 10418 of the Elections Code relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse the County its reasonable costs. Such services shall include the publication of a 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 7. Abbreviated Statement of Bond Measure. The abbreviated statement of the bond measure is included in Exhibit A under the heading "Abbreviated Ballot Measure." The District hereby requests the County Registrar of Voters to publish the abbreviated statement of the bond measure, as appropriate, and to designate the measure on the ballot by a letter printed on the left margin of the square containing the abbreviated statement of the measure as provided in Section 13116 of the Elections Code.

Section 8. Full Text of the Measure. The District hereby requests the Registrar of Voters to publish the full text of the measure set forth in Exhibit A in the ballot pamphlet materials as appropriate.

Section 9. Tax Rate Statement. The Board hereby approves the form of the Tax Rate Statement attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated herein by reference. The District hereby requests the Registrar of Voters to publish the Tax Rate Statement contained in Exhibit B.

Section 10. Specifications of the Election Order. This Resolution, along with the foregoing specifications of the election order shall constitute the "Specification of the Election Order" and are made pursuant to Section 5322 of the Education Code.

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Section 11. Delivery of Specification of the Election Order. The District's Superintendent or her designee is hereby directed to deliver one certified copy of the Resolution and Specifications of the Election Order to the Registrar of Voters, along with one certified copy of this Resolution to the Board of Supervisors promptly following their adoption by the Board. The Superintendent or her designee is authorized to prepare and deliver to the County all such further documents determined to be necessary to fulfill the requirements of the Specifications of the Election Order in these proceedings, and the Board hereby pre-approves any such further documents as are consistent with the terms and conditions of the Resolution.

Section 12. General Authorization with Respect to the Bond Measure and with Respect to this Resolution. The Superintendent is hereby authorized and directed, to undertake any and all actions and to modify, execute, deliver, and perform any and all documents deemed necessary to meet all requirements of applicable law, including any legislative changes, and to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution. Such actions on the part of the Superintendent may include making any changes to this Resolution, the Full Text of the Measure, the Abbreviated Ballot Measure or the Tax Rate Statement (hereinafter the "Ballot Documents"). In the event of any such modifications to the Ballot Documents, the Superintendent is hereby further authorized to supplement or replace the original versions of such documents with the versions modified pursuant hereto. Such modified versions shall thereafter be deemed to constitute the final, complete and approved version of this Resolution for all intents and purposes. All actions heretofore taken by the Superintendent, or any other authorized officers or agents of the District that are in conformity with the purposes and intent of this Resolution are hereby ratified, confirmed, and approved in all respects.

Section 13. State Matching Funds. Certain Bond Projects may require state matching funds for the completion of any phase thereof. The words to appear in the sample ballot, as required by Education Code Section 15122.5, are set forth in the Full Text of the Measure, attached hereto as Exhibit A.

Section 14. Bond Implementation Oversight Committee. Although not required by the Education Code for an election approved by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of those voters on the measure, it is the intent of the Board to be fiscally prudent by reactivating its bond oversight committee. Such committee shall monitor and report on the expenditures of bond proceeds and inform the public concerning such expenditures. The membership requirements and procedures for such committee shall be as established by the Board.

Section 15. Effective Date. This Resolution shall effect immediately upon its adoption.

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APPROVED, PASSED AND ADOPTED by the following vote of the member of the Board of Education of the Vallejo City Unified School District of Solano County, State of California on July 18, 2018.

AYES ________________________

NOES ________________________

ABSENT ________________________

ABSTAIN ________________________

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE VALLEJO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Burky Worel
President of the Board of Education

ATTEST:

Dr. Adam Clark
Secretary of the Board of Education

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CERTIFICATION

I, Adam Clark, Ed.D., Secretary of the Board of Education of the Vallejo City Unified School District, Solano County, State of California, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a Resolution duly approved and adopted by the Board of Education of the District at a regular meeting thereof held on July 18, 2018, of which meeting all the members of the Board of Education had due notice and at which a majority thereof were present, and that at the meeting the Resolution was adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

An agenda for the meeting was posted at lease seventy-two (72) hours before the regular meeting at the offices of the District of Vallejo, California, a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief description of the Resolution appeared on the agenda.

I have carefully compared the foregoing Resolution with the original minutes of the meeting on file and of record in my office, and the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of the original Resolution adopted at the meeting and entered in the minutes.

Dated:_______________, 2018 ________________________________________
Secretary of the Board of Education
Vallejo City Unified School District

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