Davis Joint Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure M Bonds - Yolo County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure M Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Yolo 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 Davis Joint 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, Yolo, 0610620, and your name) at 909-378-5401 right now for details. It's urgent and very time-sensitive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Measure M Question

EXHIBIT A

Ballot Label

To update classrooms, science/innovation labs, and facilities to meet current academic standards, improve accessibility for students, upgrade school safety/security, keep schools well-maintained, and modernize classroom learning technology, shall Davis Joint Unified School District issue $150,900,000 in bonds, at legal interest rates, raising $21,000,000 on average annually to repay bonds while outstanding, at an estimated rate of $60 per $100,000 of assessed value, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrator salaries, and funds staying local?

Bonds -Yes Bonds - No

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Argument in Favor of Measure M

Argument in Favor of Measure M

Vote YES on M to repair and update Davis classrooms, science labs and school facilities to support high quality education for local elementary, middle and high school students.

Many classrooms in Davis schools are over 50 years old and require improvements to ensure students learn in a safe and modern environment. Measure M will modernize outdated classrooms and labs to meet today's standards for science, technology, engineering, arts and math instruction.

Measure M will complete needed repairs to keep our schools functioning efficiently and protect these community assets by replacing old plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation systems.

Measure M will also make our schools safer for Davis students by enhancing earthquake safety and upgrading school security by adding fencing, cameras and access control to help prevent school intruders.

Yes on M upgrades Davis schools for continued student success by:

  • Updating classrooms, science labs, innovation labs and other facilities to meet current academic and safety standards
  • Modernizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math classrooms and labs
  • Keeping schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition
  • Updating classrooms for career technical education and workforce training
  • Replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems
  • Improving accessibility for students with disabilities
  • Upgrading school safety and security

Measure M Requires Strict Fiscal Accountability

  • Every penny must be spent to upgrade Davis schools
  • No funds can be taken away by the State
  • No funds can be spent on administrator salaries or benefits
  • A citizens' oversight committee and annual audits will ensure funds are spent as promised

Our great Davis schools make our community a desirable place to live. Keeping our schools strong protects our strong local property values and excellent quality of life.

Please join Davis parents, teachers, businesses and community leaders and vote YES on M!

 /s/ Dianna Henrickson
Junior High Science Teacher, Lifelong Davis Resident

/s/ Dr. Karl Jandrey
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Programs, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

/s/ Betsy A. Marchand
Yolo County Supervisor, Retired

/s/ Rick Stromberg
Retired Davis High teacher and coach

/s/ Mike Wyman
Davis business owner and parent

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Argument Against Measure M

No Argument Against Filed.

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Full Text of Measure M

EXHIBIT B

DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND MEASURE
FULL BALLOT TEXT

By approval of this measure by at least fifty-five percent (55%) of the registered voters voting thereon, the Davis joint Unified School District shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $150.9 million in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed below in the Bond Project List, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified herein.

SECTION I: KEY FINDINGS

  • The Davis Joint Unified School District is committed to continuing to provide a strong, high-quality education for all students in all its local elementary, middle and high schools; and
  • Many classrooms and facilities in Davis schools are over 50 years old and require updates; and
  • Old plumbing and electrical systems need replacement and academic facilities need earthquake safety upgrades to provide a safe, healthful learning environment for students; and
  • Improvements are needed for campus safety and security, including upgrading access control, security cameras and fencing; and
  • Classrooms and labs need to be modernized to meet today's educational standards for science, technology, engineering and math; and
  • In 2000, local voters approved a school facilities bond, Measure K, which enabled the District to complete basic repairs to education facilities, and a citizens' oversight committee verified that all funds expended were spent in accordance with voter-approved priorities; and
  • Though Measure K funding from 2000 made a significant impact, our local schools still have urgent needs that reach beyond of the scope of the District's annual operating budget such that passing this bond measure provides a guaranteed and necessary source of local funding to maintain and improve the community's local school facilities; and
  • The District has conducted a project prioritization process with input from parents, teachers, staff, and members of the community to identify the upgrades needed at each school site in order to meet modern safety standards, to meet the District's goals for supporting current academic standards and to address specific priorities at individual school sites; and
  • While a single bond measure will not be able to address all needs in our Davis schools, it will start a first phase of improvements to address the most urgent updates needed in local classrooms and maintain high-quality education for all Davis students; and
  • Addressing urgent needs includes updating classrooms, science labs, innovation labs and facilities to meet current academic standards, enhancing campus safety and security systems, keeping schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition, updating B-1
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    classrooms for career technical education and workforce training programs, replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems, improving school access for students and staff members with disabilities, and performing essential safety repairs on classrooms and facilities; and
  • Upgrades are also needed to update classrooms and science labs for swell-rounded, 21stcentury education and equip schools with the learning technology needed to attract and retain the best teachers and staff; and
  • Ensuring our local schools provide a high-quality education keeps our property values and community strong; and
  • Unlike the District's parcel tax funds, which support the Districts educational programs and staffing, bond revenue is the primary means by which the District is able to keep its school buildings and classrooms in good repair, safe, designed and equipped to support changing educational standards, methods and approaches; and
  • This bond measure will benefit local schools and no funds can be taken away by the State or other school districts, and by law, no money can be used for administrator salaries or pensions; and
  • This bond measure requires strict fiscal accountability protections including mandatory annual audits and an independent citizens' oversight committee comprised of local residents to ensure funds are managed and spent properly.

SECTION II: ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

The provisions in this section are 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 specific facilities needs of the District, all 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 of Education has evaluated the facilities needs of the District, and has identified projects to finance from a local bond measure at this time. The Board of Education hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List.

Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board of Education shall establish an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee in accordance with Education Code sections 15278-15282 and applicable Board policy, to ensure bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. The committee shall be so empowered, or a new committee established, within sixty (60) days of the date when the Board of Education enters the results of the election in its official minutes.

Annual Performance Audit. The Board of Education shall conduct or cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List.

Annual Financial Audit. The Board of Education shall conduct or cause to be conducted an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List.

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Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this measure and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board of Education shall take actions necessary to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of bonds will be deposited. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Superintendent shall cause a report to be filed with the Board of Education no later than January 1 of each year, commencing on the first January 1 after bonds have been issued and proceeds spent, stating (1) the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in the past fiscal year, and (2) the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. The report may be incorporated into the annual budget, annual financial report, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.

SECTION III: BOND PROJECT LIST

This Bond Project List, which is an integral part of this proposition, describes the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds. All information contained within this "Section III: Bond Project List" comprises the list and description of permissible projects and expenses that may be paid from bond proceeds.

In order to meet all identified facility needs, the District intends to complete projects using a combination of funding sources, including joint use, development impact fees, and state funding (if available). In addition, the District will pursue state matching funds if and when they become available, and if received, they will be used for and mainly applied to projects on the Bond Project List or other high priority capital outlay expenditures as permitted in Education Code section 17070.63(c). While no specific project is dependent on the receipt of state funding for completion, approval of this measure does not guarantee that all projects on this Bond Project List at all listed sites will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this measure. The District's proposal for the projects assumes the receipt of some state matching funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

Specific projects to be funded by the bond measure include, without limitation, the following:

A. COMPLETE BASIC UPGRADES TO MEET CURRENT STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS

  • Update aging classrooms and educational facilities to meet current fire, seismic and safety codes;
  • Fix and/or replace deteriorating roofs;
  • Repaint school exteriors and interiors and refresh or replace trees and landscaping;
  • Resurface playgrounds and asphalt areas;
  • Remove or replace aging portable buildings and classrooms;
  • Replace and upgrade outdated and deteriorating utility lines for gas, sewer and water service, electrical mains and distribution and other energy efficient systems, controls and infrastructure; Replace and upgrade electrical, lighting, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems; and replace and upgrade air conditioning or other classroom cooling systems;
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  • Acquire and install solar energy systems and equipment;
  • Repair and replace aging student restrooms, including gender neutral toilet modernization, reconfiguration, and additions;
  • Create ADA-compliant access and safe pedestrian paths of travel at schools;
  • Improve security at schools by providing wayfinding, signage, fire and classroom intrusion alarms, public address and emergency communication systems, video surveillance cameras and other security systems, safety locks on classroom doors, and exterior lighting for student safety;
  • Upgrade emergency communications and technology backup systems, signage and fencing;
  • Improve student safety and traffic circulation by upgrading or providing additional and/or reconfigured school drop-off areas, including new access roads for fire lane and/or MPR service; and upgrading or providing additional and/or reconfigured car or bicycle parking lots and bicycle racks and perimeter fencing;
  • Install or repair shade structures on school campuses and create sheltered and shaded eating and outdoor learning areas as needed; upgrade, install, or enhance outdoor learning environments including learning courts, small group areas, gardens, trees and amphitheaters;
  • Rebuild, equip and furnish school sites in the event of unforeseen emergency.

B. IMPROVE SCHOOLS TO MEET CURRENT ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO MODERN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Provide updated classroom Audio/Visual technology for content delivery and presentation, which may include projectors and/or large format flat-screen monitors and sound and voice amplification systems;
  • Acquire and/or improve classroom technology, upgrade of backbone systems wireless access points, switches, and MDF/IDF data rooms with environmental controls;
  • Acquire computer hardware for student use in the classroom that is current and up-to-date;
  • Improve school site network infrastructure in order to enhance network-based content and curriculum delivery, which may include:
    • â Upgrade and improve the routing and network aggregation capabilities for each site in order to support the larger numbers of concurrent network and Internet connections.
    • â Upgrade and improve the network access layer switching capabilities in order to support the larger numbers of devices on our school networks as well as supporting the higher speed requirements.
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    • â Upgrade and improve classroom wiring for both wired and wireless data communication.
    • â Where necessary, upgrade and improve fiber network cabling between data wiring closets at the school sites.
  • Furnish classrooms and learning spaces with flexible furniture;
  • Build new or transform existing spaces to ensure functional kitchens, multi-use rooms and stages to meet District facility standards for elementary, junior high and senior high schools.

C. PROVIDE DEDICATED SPACE FOR SCIENCE, MATH, ENGINEERING, ARTS/MUSIC INSTRUCTION, SUPPORT 21ST CENTURY LEARNING AND ADDRESS SPECIFIC PRIORITIES AT INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL SITES

  • To accommodate 21st century learning methods, renovate, reconfigure, replace and/or repurpose or relocate existing classrooms, programs and buildings, including roofs, walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings and paint;
  • Construct, furnish and equip flexible classrooms, learning studios, innovation centers, performance spaces, collaboration spaces and maker spaces for STEM, art, robotics, woodshop, technology, computer lab, broadcast media, music, drama and dance;
  • Renovate, repair and upgrade school libraries to accommodate modern technology; add, modernize, or reconfigure library innovation lab and/or learning center for student resource and counseling;
  • Construct and/or improve, furnish and equip middle and high school performing arts and music spaces and venues;
  • Renovate and upgrade multipurpose rooms, support spaces, play and eating areas, and trash enclosures;
  • Upgrade, install, construct, modernize, reconfigure, or relocate food service facilities, community centers, faculty/staff meetings spaces, workrooms, and parent/student support service areas, including related equipment and/or appliances;
  • Add, modernize, or reconfigure locker rooms, PE fitness classrooms, weight rooms, PE storage, and gymnasiums; install turf fields and improve track and athletic facilities; add, resurface, and/or restripe hardcourts; add or repair existing playfields, including related equipment; construct new field house building and aquatic center at high school.

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Projects listed may be completed at any and all school sites and facilities where such project is determined by the Board to be necessary or required, and projects are authorized to be performed at each and all of the District's schools and sites, including without limitation:

                              Elementary Schools
     Birch Lane Elementary                North Davis Elementary
     Cesar Chavez Elementary              Patwin Elementary
     Fairfield Elementary                 Pioneer Elementary
     Fred T. Korematsu Elementary         Robert E. Willett Elementary
     Marguerite Montgomery Elementary
     Junior High Schools
     Da Vinci Academy Junior High         Frances Harper Junior High
     Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High      Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High
     High Schools
     Davis Senior High                    Da Vinci Charter Academy
                                          (Junior High and High School)
     Martin Luther King Jr. High School
     Alternative Schools or Other Support Facilities
     Davis School for Independent Study   DJUSD Children's Center
     Davis Adult and Community            District Office, including Maintenance &
     Education                            Operations facilities

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Listed projects, repairs, improvements, rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed only as needed, and the listing of projects does not imply a particular prioritization among such improvements. Projects may be done in phases, based on Board of Education priorities. Listed projects may be completed at any and all District schools, sites, properties (owned or leased) and education buildings where such project is determined necessary. Decisions regarding the scope, timing, prioritization or other facets of project implementation will be made solely by the Board of Education by subsequent action. Where terms such as "renovate," "upgrade," "repurpose" and "improve" are used in the Bond Project List, the Board of Education has the discretion to determine the best method for accomplishing the project's objective. For any listed project involving renovation or modernization of a building or the major portion of a building, the District may proceed with new replacement construction instead (including any necessary demolition), if the District determines that replacement and new construction is more practical than renovation, considering the building's age, condition, expected remaining life, comparative cost and other relevant factors. In addition, where feasible, projects may be completed in partnership with other agencies on a joint use basis using bond proceeds. Property, buildings and equipment on the bond project list may be acquired through lease, sale, lease-purchase, lease-leaseback or other project delivery or acquisition methods determined appropriate by the Board.

Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of bond issuance, architectural, engineering, legal and similar planning costs, construction management, bond project staff and consultants, staff development and training expenses associated with learning construction techniques and approaches and new bond-funded equipment and systems, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the projects listed above, the Bond Project List also includes payment of the costs of preparation of all facilities planning and project implementation studies, feasibility and assessment reviews, master planning, environmental studies, permit and inspection fees, temporary housing costs and relocation costs for dislocated programs, buildings, facilities or activities caused or necessitated by construction projects.

The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized 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 completed. Necessary site preparation, grading or restoration may occur in connection with acquisition of property, new construction, modernization, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of modular classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads and acquiring any necessary easements, leases, licenses or rights of way to the property.

SECTION IV: ADDITIONAL 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 on the Bond Project List, including the furnishing and equipping of said school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for said school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

Singe 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 enumerated purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose.

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Other Terms of the Bonds. The bonds may be issued and sold in several series, and in accordance with a financing plan determined by the Board of Education pursuant to requirements of law. When sold, the bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum and with a maximum term not exceeding the statutory maximum, provided that the average useful life of bonds sold will not exceed one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the average life of the projects being financed or as otherwise provided by federal tax law. Bond funds may be used to reimburse the District for Bond Project list expenditures incurred prior to the election and bond issuance, in accordance with federal tax law.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the financial information contained in this measure is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District, nor are the summary estimates, if any, provided in the Ballot label. The actual tax rates, debt service 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 wilt 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 County Assessors in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

In preparing this information, the District obtained reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations that took into consideration projections of assessed property valuations made by the County Assessor, if any, in accordance with Education Code Section 15100(c).

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Measure M Tax Rate Statement

EXHIBIT C

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held within the boundaries of Davis point Unified School District ("School District") on November 6, 2018 to authorize the sale of up to $150,900,000 in bonds to finance facilities as described in the measure. If the bonds are approved, the School District expects to sell the bonds in multiple series. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property located within the School District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 to 9404, inclusive, of the California Elections Code.

  1. 1. The best estimate from official sources of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election, a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction and other demonstrable factors, is estimated to be $0.0598 per $100 ($59.98 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2048-49.
  2. 2. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction and other demonstrable factors, is estimated to be $0.0600 per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation first occurring in fiscal year 2023-24.
  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 $317,927,072, which is a repayment ratio of debt service to principal of 2.11 to 1.

Voters should note that the estimated tax rate is based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the Yolo County and Solano County (as applicable) 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 School District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the School District. The actual tax rates, debt service 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 School 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 County Assessors in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Signed:
John Bowes, Superintendent
Dated: June 14, 2018

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Measure M Agenda Description

Agenda of September 07, 2017 (complete item)

Regular Meeting
Davis Joint USD
September 07, 2017 5:30PM

VI.h. Approval of Agreement for Educational Facility Master Plan and Community Outreach Services with LPA, Inc. for General Obligation Bond Planning - 2018Was edited within 72 hours of the Meeting
Recommended Motion:

Approve Agreement for Professional Services Agreement with LPA, Inc. for Educational Facility Master Plan and Community Outreach Services,  General Obligation Bond Planning - 2018. 



Rationale:

On May 4, 2017, the Board received a presentation regarding the District’s age and inventory of facilities; and desires to integrate the newest in educational learning space concepts (21st Century Facilities) that support student-learning outcomes.  On June 9, 2017, three pre-approved District architectural firms were issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide Educational Facility Master Plan and Community Outreach Services for a future General Obligation Bond.  A pre-submission meeting with these three firms was conducted on June 19, 2017 to provide additional detail and answer and questions regarding this effort.   On July 14, 2017, all three architectural firms submitted their formal response to the District’s RFP.  The District team members rating and scoring these proposals was comprised of administrative leadership from the District Office, two Governing Board Members and a private architect consultant. On August 29, 2017, all three firms presented their strategies and process to achieve the goals and objective stated in the District’s RFP.

After these interviews, it was the consensus of the District’s rating team that the proposal and presentation submitted by­ LPA, Inc. was the most comprehensive and met the criteria set forth by the District.  LPA’s proposal and presentation detailed the necessary process and content to ensure 21st Century Planning would be achieved.

The District is committed to providing safe and healthy facilities for optimal learning conditions. This commitment is included in the District’s Strategic Plan (Strategy 2) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (Goal 2).

 
Financial Impact:
This project will have no fiscal impact to the General Fund and is funded by restricted facilities funds. The services outlined in the Agreement are based on the estimated time outlined in LPA’s proposal for a total not to exceed value of $196,900, which includes $17,900 in reimbursable expenses.

Attachments:
1. Professional Services Agreement for Educational Facility Master Plan and Community Outreach Services with LPA, Inc.
LPA, Inc. RFP for Educational Faciltiy Master Plan

Agenda of November 16, 2017 (complete item)

Regular Meeting - Board Study Session
Davis Joint USD
November 16, 2017 5:30PM

VII. PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION/ACTION
VII.a. Facilities Master Plan/General Obligation Bond/Parcel Tax Study Session
Recommended Motion:

Receive a report from staff regarding facilities master plan updates and engage in a Board of Education dialogue regarding a general obligation bond for facilities and parcel tax for employee salaries. 

Rationale:

Staff will provide a process overview for both a general obligation bond for facilities as well as a parcel tax for employee salaries. Considerations for each item will be described by staff for Trustees to discuss. 


 
Financial Impact:

Potential future expenditure for polling services and election costs.

Attachments:
Study Session Presentation

Agenda of December 07, 2017 (complete item)

Regular Meeting
Davis Joint USD
December 07, 2017 5:00PM

VIII.a. Budget Update and Approval of Memo of Understanding between EMC Research, Inc., and DJUSD to Undertake Surveys and Opinion Research.
Recommended Motion:
Discuss the current budget status and the budget topics for the upcoming First Interim Budget.

Approve Memo of Understanding with EMC Research, Inc., to undertake surveys and opinion research for DJUSD to consider a parcel tax for compensation.

Rationale:

The next official budget report for the District is the First Interim Report in December.  This budget report will include the updates from unaudited actuals, the final approved State budget and other budget revisions based upon current activity.  This report includes potential changes in budget projections for the current year as well as future year projections.

As the district looks forward, there are seven major budget themes to understand and discuss as we plan for next year and beyond.

  1. Projected revenues (State, local, federal)
  2. Potential parcel tax for compensation
  3. Employee compensation and collective bargaining
  4. Deficit spending
  5. Pension costs
  6. Staffing and program changes
  7. Fiscal health


Staff will discuss the status of the budget with these themes as we prepare for the First Interim Budget.


 
Financial Impact:

The cost of the agreement with EMC Research, Inc. would be between $33,200 and $60,700, depending on the need for a follow up survey.  

Attachments:
a. Budget Update December 2017
b. Common Message 2017-2018
c. EMC Research, Inc., Memo of Understanding

Agenda of June 14, 2018 (complete item)

Regular Meeting
Davis Joint USD
June 14, 2018 5:30PM
Closed Session - 5:30 p.m., South Conference Room, 526 B Street; Open Session - 7:00 p.m.,

VIII. PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION/ACTION
VIII.a. Approve Facilities Master Plan
Recommended Motion:
Approve the Facilities Master Plan from LPA Architects with any amendments.

Rationale:

In the Fall of 2017, the Board of Education authorized LPA Architects to create an updated Facilities Master Plan for the Davis Joint Unified School District. A Facilities Master Plan is the guiding facilities document which allows deferred maintenance, modernization and new construction to be completed in a way that maximizes and aligns the District’s limited facilities dollars with District goals and needs. The District completed its last Facilities Master Plan in the 2009-10 school year.

LPA and District staff have conducted extensive stakeholder outreach to create a document that is responsive to the current conditions and outlines a vision for the future of DJUSD facilities aligned with the District’s goals of 21st century teaching and learning, closing the achievement gap and creating safe and inclusive environments. The Board of Education received and reviewed the draft Facilities Master Plan on May 17, 2018. In addition the Board of Education provided guidance to staff and LPA regarding priorities within the plan. The Board will review the updated document and determine if any additional changes are needed prior to approval.

The updated Facilities Master Plan draft can be viewed here.

Additional information regarding Facilities Planning in DJUSD can be found here.


 
Financial Impact:
There is no financial impact at this time.

Attachments:
FMP 06.14.2018 Presentation
VIII.b. Approve Resolution No. 41-18: Ordering a School Bond Election
Recommended Motion:

Finalize and approve the facilities bond resolution and ballot language, ordering a school bond election on November 6, 2018.


Rationale:

In the Fall of 2017, the Board of Education authorized LPA, Inc. to create an updated Facilities Master Plan for the Davis Joint Unified School District. A Facilities Master Plan is the guiding facilities document which allows deferred maintenance, modernization and new construction to be completed in a way that maximizes and aligns the District’s limited facilities dollars with District goals and needs. A draft of the Facilities Master Plan was reviewed and discussed at the May 17, 2018 Board meeting and will be finalized on June 14, 2018.

A draft bond resolution has been developed in alignment with the draft Facilities Master Plan and subsequent Board of Education direction, for a potential facilities bond to be placed on the November 2018 State General Election.

To meet the Yolo County Elections Office timeline for the November 2018 General Election, the Board must approve a tax resolution no later than June 30, 2018.  

 
Financial Impact:

A General Obligation Bond, if approved by voters, could produce restricted capital facilities revenue of approximately $147 million.


Attachments:
a. Resolution No. 41-18 Calling Bond Election - Redlined
b. Resolution No. 41-18 Calling Bond Election - Clean Version
Resolution No. 41-18 Calling Bond Election - FINAL VERSION

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Measure M Resolution

RESOLUTION #41-18

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 AND
AUTHORIZING NECESSARY ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

WHEREAS, the Board of Education ("Board") of the Davis Joint Unified School District ("District"), located in Yolo County and Solano County, California 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 ("Education Code"); and

WHEREAS, the District equips every student with the knowledge, skills, character and well-being to thrive in an evolving world; and

WHEREAS, our great schools help make Davis a desirable place to live for young families, keeping our community and our property values strong; and

WHEREAS, many classrooms and facilities in Davis schools are over 50 years old and require updates; and

WHEREAS, old plumbing and electrical systems need replacement and academic facilities need earthquake safety upgrades to provide a safe, healthful learning environment for students; and

WHEREAS, improvements are needed for campus safety and security, including upgrading access control, security cameras and fencing; and

WHEREAS, classrooms and labs need to be modernized to meet today's educational standards for science, technology, engineering and math; and

WHEREAS, our community's support through passage of Measure K in 2000 has helped to equip our schools to provide an outstanding education by performing essential safety repairs and updates on classrooms and facilities; and though Measure K funding made a significant impact, those funds have been. spent and our local schools still have urgent needs that must be addressed to maintain academic excellence, including ensuring all schools have up-to-date computers, learning technology and science labs, as well as safe, secure campuses to protect students and staff and modern classrooms that will attract and retain the best teachers and staff; and

WHEREAS, the District is working to complete a thorough facility master plan, which has identified over $450 million in facility needs in Davis schools; and

WHEREAS, the District has conducted a project prioritization process with input from parents, teachers, staff, and members of the community to identify the upgrades needed at each school site in order to meet modern safety standards, to meet the District's goals for supporting current academic standards, and to address specific priorities at individual school sites; and

WHEREAS, while a single bond measure will not be able to address all needs in our Davis schools, it will start a first phase of improvements to address the most urgent updates needed in local classrooms and maintain high-quality education for all Davis students; and

WHEREAS, these projects include addressing urgent needs, like updating classrooms, science labs, innovation labs and facilities to meet current academic standards, modernizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math classrooms and labs, keeping schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition, updating classrooms for career technical education and workforce training programs, replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems and improving school access for students and staff members with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, unlike the District's parcel tax funds, which support the District's educational programs and staffing, bond revenue is the primary means by which the District is able to keep its school buildings and classrooms in good repair, safe, designed and equipped to support changing educational standards, methods and approaches; and

WHEREAS, the cost of identified upgrades and improvements are beyond the scope of Measure K, and the District's current operating budget such that passing this bond measure provides a guaranteed and necessary source of local funding to maintain and improve this community's local school facilities; and

WHEREAS, this bond measure will benefit local schools, funding will be controlled locally, no funds can be taken away by the State or other school districts, and by law, no money can be used for administrator salaries or pensions; and

WHEREAS, this bond measure requires strict fiscal accountability protections including mandatory annual audits and an independent citizens' oversight committee comprised of local residents to ensure funds are managed and spent properly; and

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 Education Code; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 18 of Article XVI and section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution (also known as "Proposition 39"), and Section 15266 of the Education Code, school districts may seek approval of general obligation bonds and levy an ad valorem tax to repay those bonds upon a fifty-five percent (55%) vote of those voting on a proposition for that purpose, provided certain accountability measures are included in the proposition; and

WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and advisable to submit such a bond proposition to the electors to be approved by fifty-five percent (55%) of the votes cast; and

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

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 15270 of the Education Code, if the measure is approved by the voters, bonds may only be issued if the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements would not exceed sixty dollars ($60) per year per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of taxable property when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and the current estimated and projected average annual tax rate and highest tax rate, is not expected to exceed a tax rate levy of sixty dollars ($60) per year per each $100,000 of the assessed value of taxable property; and

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WHEREAS, the estimated tax rates, duration of tax collection, and total estimated amount of debt service, is described in the Tax Rate Statement contained in Exhibit C hereto; and

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

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to request that the Yolo and Solano County Registrars of Voters ("County Registrars") coordinate their services through mutual agreement under Education Code Section 5303 and act as the election officials) for an election to be submitted to the registered voters of the District the full ballot proposition as detailed herein, in coordination with each other as necessary; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to authorize the filing of ballot arguments in favor of the proposition to be submitted to the voters at the election.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, determined and ordered by the Board of Education of the Davis Joint Unified School District as follows:

Section 1. Specifications of Election Order. Pursuant to Sections 5304, 5322, 15100 et seq., and Section 15266 of the Education Code, an election shall be held within the District on November 6, 2018, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the full ballot proposition contained in Exhibit B ("Full Ballot Text"), which Full Ballot Text is hereby approved. The County Registrars shall provide for the performance of their duties in accordance with Education Code section 5303 and in accordance with any and all other laws and regulations applicable to such elections.

Section 2. Abbreviation of Proposition/Ballot Label. Pursuant to Sections 13119 and 13247 of the California Elections Code and Section 15122 of the Education Code, the Board hereby directs the County Registrars to use the abbreviation of the Full Ballot Text ("Ballot Label") that is attached hereto as Exhibit A. The Ballot Label shall function merely as an abbreviation of the Full Ballot Text and does not stand alone as a complete and binding statement of the measure, nor is it possible for the Ballot Label to contain all of the project and financial information a voter might wish to consider in casting a vote. Voters are urged to review the Full Ballot Text and the Tax Rate Statement to obtain a complete understanding of the measure, including all of the financial projections and estimates upon which the measure is based.

Section 3. Voter Pamphlet. The County Registrars are hereby requested to reprint the Full Ballot Text in its entirety in the voter information pamphlet to be distributed to voters pursuant to Section 13307 of the Elections Code. In the event the Full Ballot Text is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlet in its entirety, the County Registrars are 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 Yolo/Solano County Registrar of Voters at _________ and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you."

Section 4. Accountability Measures. Pursuant to legal requirements, and as specified in the Full Ballot Text, the Board certifies that the District:

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  1. (a) Has evaluated the facilities needs of the District and has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List contained in the Full Ballot Text;
  2. (b) Will appoint an independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee to ensure that bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List, in accordance with Education Code section 15278 et seq.;
  3. (c) Will conduct or cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List;
  4. (d) Will conduct or cause to be conducted an annual independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List; and
  5. (e) Shall take all actions to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of the bonds will be deposited, and to cause a report to be filed with the Board no later than each January 1 identifying proceeds received and expended in the past fiscal year and the status of any project funded or to be funded with bond proceeds. The first report shall be due no later than January 1 of the first year after which bonds have been issued and proceeds spent.

Section 5. 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 fifty-five percent (55%) of those voters voting on the proposition.

Section 6. Request to County Officers to Conduct Election; Cost of Election. The County Registrars are hereby requested, pursuant to section 5303 and 5322 of the California Education Code, to take all steps to call and hold the election in accordance with law and these specifications. The District will reimburse the County Registrars and the Counties for costs associated with the election as required by law.

Section 7. Consolidation of Election and Canvass of Vote.

  1. (a) Pursuant to Section 15266(a) of the Education Code, the election shall be consolidated with the election on November 6, 2018.
  2. (b) The Boards of Supervisors of Yolo County and Solano County are authorized and requested to canvass the returns of the election, as necessary, 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 or cause to be delivered, no later than July 9, 2018, or such later date as approved by the County Registrars, one copy of this Resolution to the County Registrars with the Tax Rate Statement (in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit C), completed and signed by the Superintendent or his designee, and shall file a copy of this Resolution with the Clerks of the Board of Supervisors of Yolo County and Solano County.

Section 9. Ballot Arguments. The members of the Board are hereby authorized to prepare and file with the County Registrars a ballot argument in favor of the proposition contained in Section 1 hereof, and or a rebuttal argument, within the time established by the County Registrars.

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Section 10. Intention to Reimburse. The District may incur costs associated with bond-funded projects described in Exhibit B hereto prior to the issuance of bonds. For purposes of establishing compliance with the requirements of Section 1.150-2 of the regulations of the U.S. Treasury Department, the Board hereby declares its official intent to use proceeds of the bond to reimburse itself for lawful expenditures on capital projects described on the Bond Project List, up to a maximum principal amount of $150,900,000.

Section 11. Further Authorization. The members of this Board, the Superintendent, and the Chief Business and Operations Officer of the District (each, a `District Representative") 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, including selection of a final Ballot Label, and modification of the Full Ballot Text, the Ballot Label, and Tax Rate Statement if he or she determines such modifications are necessary and in the District's best interests. This Resolution and all of its Exhibits that are filed with the County Registrar by a District Representative shall constitute the final, binding ballot measure of the District.

Section 12. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this day, June 14, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES: Adams, Archer, Fernandes, Pappenga, Sunder

NAYS: None

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: None

APPROVED:

/s
President of the Board of Education of the
Davis Joint Unified School District

Attest:

Clerk of the Board of Education of the
Davis Joint Unified School District

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