Vote Yes on Los Angeles County Measure W - 2018 primary Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure W Campaign

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 W Question

To maintain all K-12 classrooms and labs; upgrade facilities to better prepare students for college and careers; provide 21st century learning technology; and otherwise continue improving our elementary, middle and high schools, shall Wiseburn Unified School District issue $29,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, projected tax rates of , estimated levies averaging $2.1 million annually through approximately 2042, , audits, , and ALL funds benefiting local schools?

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Impartial Analysis for Measure W

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE W

By Mary C. Wickham, County Counsel

Approval of Measure W ("Measure") would authorize the Wiseburn Unified School District ("District"), to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $29,000,000. The Measure was placed on the ballot by the Board of Trustees ("Board") of the District by Resolution No. 17/18.15.

Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by the Measure shall be used only for the purposes specified in the Measure, including, but not limited to, repairing/replacing/upgrading aging classrooms, bathrooms, and windows; rehabilitating school building exteriors, including roofs, doors, and fixtures; improving accessibility for disabled persons; upgrading outdated heating/ventilation, plumbing, electrical, communication, safety, fire alarm, and water systems; expanding existing libraries with equipment and technology; modernizing computer labs, food service, administrative, student and support facilities to accommodate before and after school child development programs; installing equipment and furnishings related to projects; landscaping upgrades; installing technology for college preparation and work-force training, and instructional media and presentation equipment; constructing renewable energy savings systems; removing hazardous materials; and planning, designing and providing temporary housing, easements, and facilities necessary to accomplish the projects. Bond proceeds may not be expended on teacher and administrator salaries and other operating expenses.

The Board shall cause independent performance and financial audits to be conducted annually to ensure that bond proceeds are spent only for projects identified in the Measure. The Board shall appoint an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee ("Committee") in compliance with Education Code section 15278 no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes. The Committee will ensure that bond proceeds are spent as specified in the Measure and as provided by law. The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bond shall be deposited and shall comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code section 53410.

The bonds shall not exceed the maximum interest rate or maturity as allowed by law. The tax and levy authorized to secure the bonds shall not exceed the Proposition 39 limits per $100,000 of taxable property in the District when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase.

According to the District's Tax Rate Statement, the best estimate of the highest tax rate required to fund the bond issue, which is estimated to be fiscal year 2021-22, is $19.00 per $100,000, based on a projection of assessed valuation available when the District filed its Tax Rate Statement.

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

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Argument in Favor of Measure W

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Ballot Argument in Favor of Measure "W" - Wiseburn USD (031518)

Together with Da Vinci Schools, Wiseburn Unified School District has developed an unparalleled level of 21st Century K-12 education. We are blessed with some of the best schools in the state and nation, and our dream of providing our own world-class high school education is now a reality!

We could not have achieved any of this without the entire Wiseburn community. Your support has made our schools what they are - thank you! And we know that Wiseburn's excellent schools make our neighborhoods desirable and keep our property values strong.

Looking into the future, we know we MUST maintain our current achievements AND build on them as well. We believe maintaining AND continuing to improve all our elementary, middle and high schools will preserve the sense of community we've developed in Wiseburn, Hollyglen, Del Aire and 360 - AND reap rewards for generations.

Understanding this responsibility - to our students AND to our community - the Board placed Measure "W" on the June ballot. Vote YES on Measure "W" to:

  • - 0 Maintain K-12 science, technology, engineering, arts, and math classrooms and labs, and upgrade them for more innovative learning programs
  • - 0 Provide 21st Century learning technology
  • - 0 Update facilities to support college level education, additional workforce training and career technical education to prepare students for both college and careers
  • - 0 Construct new classrooms for our child development programs
  • - 0 Improve student safety and security

Wiseburn is committed to doing this the right way and taxpayer safeguards are in place. Measure "W" requires:

  • - 0 Funds CANNOT be taken away by the State
  • - 0 A Citizens' Oversight Committee
  • - 0 Annual audits
  • - 0 NO money for administrators' salaries
  • - 0 All funds spent on Wiseburn schools

Measure "W" makes sense. Measure "W" will keep our elementary, middle, and high schools well maintained, improve student safety, and sustain and build upon all our achievements.

Vote YES on Measure "W"!

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/s/ JoAnne L. Kaneda
Wiseburn Unified Board President 15 March 2018

Deborah Felt /s/
Wiseburn education foundaton president & resident 3/14/18

Felicia Villareal /s/
Three Sixty Resident / Parent 3/14/18

John Koppelman /s/
President, Del Aire Neighborhood Association 3/15/18

Steve Wallis /s/
Principal, Da Vinci Science High School 3/16/8

Filer:

Tom Johnstone, Ed.D.

201 North Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245 tjohnstone@wiseburn.org

310-725-2101 x5107 310-350-0846 424-277-1590

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure W

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE W

Just tired old cliches written by slick lawyers and advisors!

Back in March, did you know Wiseburn Unified had ordered an election for a huge, new, $49,862,000 tax on your home? Do you feel compelled to reward reckless spending and poor management? If not for us, you wouldn't get the whole story.

NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES?

Constitution says no salaries. Statutes say no salaries. Resolution, question, measure, and argument say no salaries. Guess what lawyers snuck in? Hint: "other costs incidental to and necessary" (lawyer code for salaries). You can take that to the bank.

FACTS

How did District get to $29,000,000? Who knows? It doesn't tell you.

Measure W is a contract. Have you read the fine print? Besides District salaries, what else does it pay for? -- "costs of the election," "legal,", "accounting," "audits," and on and on.

Are schools REALLY falling apart? Have you ever read School Accountability Report Cards? (sarconline.org) Three school facilities are rated "exemplary," four "good." Why is District "improving" two nearly new schools? Who's being deceptive and dishonest here?

District's spent $168,691,826 from previous measures. Why are you buying same promises again? Have you ever seen oversight reports?

BOTTOM LINE

Can you trust District? Have you seen enough to convince you that, when you're not looking, District is willing to breach law, its promises, and your trust?

Would you really agree to a written contract where promises weren't explicitly and unambiguously written into it?

Don't be deceived! Don't sign a blank check. Vote NO! Learn more: http://bit.ly/NoWiseburnBond

G. RICK MARSHALL
Chief Financial Officer, California Taxpayers Action Network

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Argument Against Measure W

ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE W

Parents, do you hold your children accountable?

Supporting our schools is good. Wasting your money on vague, unenforceable promises is bad.

Don't be deceived. District's campaign is funded by vendors who will likely benefit from bond spending. (pay-to-play?) Beware high-priced marketers masquerading as "parents, teachers, and community leaders."

Vote No on Measure W. Why?

- It's virtually, word-for-word, identical to every other bond measure written by lawyers and advisors who made $4,712,335 (paid by you, with interest) from facilities bonds issued since 1997.

- Can you find a single specific project that District guarantees will be completed?

- Can you trust District? Why did it ignore oversight laws over many years for Measure AA (2010) ($87,000,000)? Measure A (2007) ($32,600,000)?

- Were you surveyed? Did you get a campaign mailer from District? If Measure W passes, YOU PAY for it all.

- Did you know that District has issued $119,593,451 in bonds since 2007? Where has that money gone?

- Did you know District issued interest only bonds 6 times? In Poway Unified, taxpayers ended up paying 10 times the amount borrowed for similar bonds.

Current law permits a bare majority of voters (55%) to approve Measure W provided "... that BEFORE they vote, voters will be given a list of specific projects their bond money will be used for ...". Measure W is required to be a "list of the specific school facilities projects to be funded." But intentionally vague language gives District a BLANK CHECK with NO ACCOUNTABILITY.

Don't vote to waste your taxes on vague promises. Did District keep its promises from Measure AA (2010)? Measure A (2007)? They spent $119,593,451. Where's the "21st-century learning technology?"

Bond money is like drugs. Measure W is another fix. Just say NO!

Want more evidence of District's deception? http://bit.ly/NoWiseburnBond

G. RICK MARSHALL
Chief Financial Officer, California Taxpayers Action Network

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure W

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE W

In Wiseburn, promises made are promises kept!

With our community's support, we have made our schools some of the best in the state and nation and Wiseburn's excellent schools make our neighborhoods better too! Measure "W" will help keep property values strong by maintaining and upgrading all our schools. Vote YES on Measure "W"!

We know that supporting our schools IS good for our children AND our community! That's why we have enthusiastically agreed to invest in our schools and the District modernized Burnett School (1997), finished construction of Anza School (2002), built a new Dana Middle School (2007), and rebuilt Cabrillo School (2008). Then, Wiseburn High School opened last November, as everyone in the South Bay has taken notice.

Now we need to maintain all our achievements AND all our schools vote YES on Measure "W"!

Measure "W" will improve student safety and security, provide 21st Century technology, and build classrooms for our youngest children. And it will help keep our schools well maintained.

Measure "W" requires an Oversight Committee, just like our prior measures. Since 2007, that Committee has frequently met to review how we've spent every dollar. Additionally, to make sure Measure "W" remains responsible, the Board adopted policies prohibiting Capital Appreciations Bonds (CABs) and restricting the total cost of the bonds.

So, we'd invite everybody from the California Taxpayers Action Network to drive the 100+ miles from Chula Vista, and spend a day here in Wiseburn, touring our schools. We'd invite them to see what we've built together then we're sure they'd say vote YES on Measure "W" too!

JOANNE KANEDA
Wiseburn Unified Board President

DEBORAH FELT
Wiseburn Education Foundation President and Resident

FELICIA VILLAREAL
Three Sixty Resident/Parent

JOHN KOPPELMAN
President, Del Aire Neighborhood Association

STEVE WALLIS
Principal, Da Vinci Science High School

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Full Text of Measure W

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EXHIBIT A

FULL TEXT OF BOND PROPOSITION

WISEBURN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
MAINTENANCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ADDITIONAL
IMPROVEMENTS MEASURE

This Proposition may be known and referred to as the "Wiseburn Unified School District Maintenance, Technology and Additional Improvements Measure" or as "Measure __". [designation to be assigned by County Registrar of Voters]

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the voters of the Wiseburn Unified School District (the "District") voting on the proposition, the District shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $29,000,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed under the heading entitled "BOND PROJECT LIST" below (the "Bond Project List"), subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below.

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 specific school facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Sections 15264 et seq. of the California Education Code (the "Education Code")).

Evaluation of Needs. The Board of Trustees of the District (the "Board") has prepared an updated facilities plan in order to evaluate and address all of the facilities needs of the District at each campus and facility, 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 needs in developing the Bond Project List.

Limitations on Use of Bonds. 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, including, to the extent permitted by law, the acquisition or lease of real property in connection with an existing or future financing of the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List, including the , or lease revenue A-l
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Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board shall establish an independent citizens' oversight committee (pursuant to Education Code Section 15278 et seq. ), to ensure bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. The committee shall be established within 60 days of the date that the Board enters the election results on its minutes pursuant to Section 15274 of the Education Code. In accordance with Section 15282 of the Education Code, the citizens' oversight committee shall consist of at least seven members and shall include a member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District, a member active in a senior citizens' organization, a member active in a bona fide taxpayers' organization, a member that is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District, and a member that is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization. No employee or official of the District and no vendor, contractor or consultant of the District shall be appointed to the citizens' oversight committee.

Annual Performance Audits. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. These audits shall be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States for performance audits. The results of these audits shall be made publicly available and shall be submitted to the citizens' oversight committee in accordance with Section 15286 of the Education Code.

Annual Financial Audits. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. These audits shall be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States for financial audits. The results of these audits shall be made publicly available and shall be submitted to the citizens' oversight committee in accordance with Section 15286 of the Education Code.

Special Bond Proceeds Account; Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this proposition and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board 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 of the District shall cause a report to be filed with the Board no later than January 1 of each year, commencing on the first January 1 after the sale of the first series of bonds, stating (a) the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in that year, and (b) the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. The report may relate to the calendar year, fiscal year, or other appropriate annual period as the Superintendent of the District shall determine, and may be incorporated into the annual budget, audit, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.

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FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Joint-Use Projects. The District may enter into agreements with other public agencies or nonprofit organizations for of school facilities financed with the proceeds of the bonds in accordance with Education Code Section 17077.42 (or any successor provision). The District may seek State grant funds for eligible joint-use projects as permitted by law, and this proposition hereby specifies and acknowledges that bond funds will or may be used to fund all or a portion of the local share for any eligible joint-use projects identified in the Bond Project List or as otherwise permitted by California State regulations, as the Board shall determine.

Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Education Code Section 15100, 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, pursuant to California Government Code Section 53410.

Other Terms of the Bonds. When sold, the bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum, and that interest shall be made payable at the time or times permitted by law. The bonds may be issued and sold in several series, and no bond shall be made to mature more than the statutory maximum number of years from the date borne by that bond.

BOND PROJECT LIST

The Bond Project List below lists the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds. The Bond Project List shall be considered a part of the bond proposition and shall be reproduced in any official document required to contain the full statement of the bond proposition. Listed projects will be completed at a particular school or facility site according to Board-established priorities, and the order in which such projects appear on the Bond Project List is not an indication of priority for funding or completion. Any authorized repairs shall be capital expenditures. The Bond Project List does not authorize non-capital expenditures. Each project is assumed to include its share of and bond issuance, construction-related costs, such as project and construction management, architectural, engineering, inspection and similar planning and testing costs, demolition and interim housing costs, legal, accounting and similar fees, costs related to the independent annual financial and performance , a contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs, and completion of the listed projects (whether the related or third parties). 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 have not yet been secured. Therefore, the Board cannot guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects. Alternatively, if the District obtains unexpected funds from non-bond sources with respect to listed projects, such projects may be enhanced, supplemented or expanded to the extent of such funds. A-3
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The specific projects authorized to be financed with proceeds of the bonds under this proposition are as follows:

DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL, CLASSROOM AND LAB
MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

The following projects are authorized to be financed at all current and future District sites, including:

Juan de Anza Elementary School Da Vinci RISE High
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Wiseburn High School
Peter Burnett Elementary School Da Vinci Communications High School
Richard Henry Dana Middle School Da Vinci Design High School
Da Vinci Innovation Academy Da Vinci Science High School

Summary:

  • 0 Keep local elementary, middle, and high schools well-maintained.
  • 0 Maintain K-12 science, technology, engineering, arts, and math classrooms and labs.

Specific Projects:

  • 0 Repair, replace, upgrade and/or improve existing classroom interiors as needed, including walls, wall coverings, window coverings, ceilings, floors, floor coverings, and acquire and install new classroom furniture and equipment as needed, including computers and instructional media and presentation equipment.
  • 0 Repair, replace, upgrade and/or rehabilitate existing school building exteriors as needed, including roofs, weather protection systems and fixtures, gutters, downspouts, doors, windows and window glazing and exterior paint.
  • 0 Repair, improve and/or rehabilitate restroom facilities as needed, including fixtures, wall coverings, floor coverings, plumbing and electrical.
  • o Renovate, replace and/or upgrade major building systems as needed, including lighting and electrical systems, heating, air and ventilation systems, sewer and water systems, communication systems, bell and fire alarm systems.
  • 0 Renovate, improve, reconfigure and/or expand existing libraries, and furnish and equip such libraries with modern technology as needed.
  • 0 Renovate, rehabilitate, repair and modernize existing multipurpose and support facilities, computer labs, food services facilities, administrative facilities, student services facilities and related school facilities, and furnish and equip such facilities as needed.
  • 0 Acquire and install furnishings and equipment related to such projects, including desks and tables, window and floor coverings (including tiles and carpeting), and science/ laboratory equipment as needed.
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  • 0 Landscaping / landscaping upgrades as needed (including, but not limited to, play structures, parking lot and hardscape, parking lot circulation, and field irrigation).

All or portions of these projects may be used as joint-use projects within the meaning of Section 17077.42(c) of the Education Code (or any successor provision).

DISTRICT WIDE TECHNOLOGY, COLLEGE AND CAREER,
SAFETY AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

The following projects are authorized to be financed at all current and future District sites, including:

Juan de Anza Elementary School Da Vinci RISE High
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Wiseburn High School
Peter Burnett Elementary School Da Vinci Communications High School
Richard Henry Dana Middle School Da Vinci Design High School
Da Vinci Innovation Academy Da Vinci Science High School

Summary:

  • 0 Provide let century learning technology.
  • 0 Update K-l2 classrooms and facilities to support college-level education, additional workforce training programs and career technical education.
  • 0 Make other improvements to District schools, including improvements to school security.

Specific Projects:

  • 0 Renovate, reconfigure and/or upgrade school facilities as needed to install or accommodate 2lst century learning technology, including, but not limited to, computer systems, networking infrastructure, cabling and wireless.
  • 0 Acquire, construct, upgrade, renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, expand, furnish and/or equip classroom facilities and support facilities for college preparatory and college level education, workforce training and career technical education.
  • 0 Acquire and install furnishings and equipment related to such projects, including desks and tables, window and floor coverings (including tiles and carpeting), computers, instructional media and presentation equipment, and science/laboratory equipment.
  • 0 Acquire, replace, upgrade and/or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms, security alarms, signage, safety locks, cameras and communication systems.
  • 0 Acquire, install and/or construct renewable energy and/or energy-saving systems, improvements and equipment, including electricity generation and distribution systems, upgraded insulation, efficient lighting, energy management and conservation systems, windows and structures to support such systems, improvements and equipment and related infrastructure, and rehabilitate, renovate, upgrade and/or replace such systems, improvements and equipment as needed.

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  • 0 Acquire, construct, upgrade, renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, expand and/or equip student and community use facilities, including, but not limited to: physical education and athletic facilities, meeting spaces, libraries, health centers, and college and continuing education centers and career partner spaces, etc.

All or portions of these projects may be used as joint-use projects within the meaning of Section 17077.42(c) of the Education Code (or any successor provision

JUAN DE ANZA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The following projects are authorized to be financed at Juan de Anza Elementary School:

  • 0 Acquire, construct, upgrade, renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, expand, furnish and/or equip classroom facilities and support facilities to accommodate before and after school child development programs.

All or portions of these projects may be used as joint-use projects within the meaning of Section 17077.42(0 of the Education Code (or any successor provision).

PETER BURNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The following projects are authorized to be financed at Peter Burnett Elementary School:

  • o Acquire, construct, upgrade, renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, expand, furnish and/or equip classroom facilities and support facilities to accommodate before and after school child development programs.

All or portions of these projects may be used as joint-use projects within the meaning of Section 17077.42(c) of the Education Code (or any successor provision).

RICHARD HENRY DANA MIDDLE SCHOOL

The following projects are authorized to be financed at Richard Henry Dana Middle School:

  • 0 Acquire, construct, upgrade, renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, expand, furnish and/or equip classroom facilities and support facilities for accelerated and project-based learning programs.
  • 0 Acquire, construct, upgrade, renovate, rehabilitate, re-configure, expand, furnish and/or equip physical education and athletic facilities, including, but not limited to student and community health and exercise centers, etc.

All or portions of these projects may be used as joint-use projects within the meaning of Section 17077.42(c) of the Education Code (or any successor provision).

MISCELLANEOUS

All listed bond projects include the following as needed:

  • 0 Removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint as needed.
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  • 0 Construction and/or installation of access improvements for disabled persons, as required by state and federal law.
  • 0 Associated onsite and offsite development, demolition and other improvements made necessary by listed bond projects.
  • 0 Planning, designing and providing temporary housing necessary for listed bond projects.
  • 0 Purchase of any rights-of-way and/or easements made necessary by listed bond projects.
  • 0 Acquisition of all or a portion of any school site or facility, or an interest therein, encumbered in order to finance or refinance the listed school facilities projects.

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Measure W Tax Rate Statement

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EXHIBIT B

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Wiseburn Unified School District (the "District") on June 5, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $29,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the preposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to issue the bonds in multiple series over time. 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 through 9405 of the California Elections Code.

  1. 1. The best estimate 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 filing of this statement, is 1.874 cents per $100 ($18.74 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which the tax to be levied to {find this bond issue is anticipated to be collected is fiscal year 2041-42.
  2. 2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 1.900 cents per $100 ($19.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2021-22.
  3. 3. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is approximately $49,862,000.

Voters should note that 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, which could be more or less than the assessed value. In addition, taxpayers eligible for a property tax exemption, such as the homeowner's exemption, will be taxed at a lower effective tax rate than described above. Certain taxpayers may also be eligible to postpone payment of taxes. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors 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 average annual tax rate, the highest tax rate and the year or years in which it will apply, and the actual total debt service, 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, including the legal limitations on bonds approved by a 55% affirmative vote. 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: March 8, 2018

/s/Tom Johnstone
Superintendent
Wiseburn Unified School District

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Measure W Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO. 17/18.15

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
WISEBURN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING A
SCHOOL BOND ELECTION, AND AUTHORIZING
NECESSARY ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

WHEREAS, community support for Wiseburn Unified School District (the "District"), has promoted high-quality schools within the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the District is committed to keeping the District's elementary, middle, and high schools well-maintained; and

WHEREAS, the Board is also committed to maintaining all K-l2 science, technology, engineering, arts, and math classrooms and labs; and

WHEREAS, the Board and the rest of the District strive to maintain the quality of all schools within the District and fund further improvements as necessary; and

WHEREAS, the Board of the District, located in the County of Los Angeles (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"); 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 Education Code Sections 15100 et seq.; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and Section 15266 of the Education Code, school districts may seek approval of bonds and levy an ad valorem tax to repay those bonds upon a 55% vote of those voting on a proposition for the purposes hereinafter specified, provided certain accountability requirements are included in the proposition, including (a) that the proceeds from the sale of the bonds be used only for the purposes specified in Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the Constitution, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school Operating expenses, (b) that a list of the specific school facilities projects to be funded be included, which the school district board has certified that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in deve1oping, and (c) that performance and financial audits be required and there be oversight by an independent citizens' oversight committee to ensure that all funds are spent properly and as promised to the voters; and

WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and advisable to submit such a bond proposition to the electors, which, if approved by 55% of the votes cast, would permit the District to issue its bonds; and

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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 at which all of the electors of the District are entitled to vote, as required by Section 15266 of the Education Code; and

WHEREAS, on June 5, 2018, a statewide primary election is scheduled to be conducted throughout the District; and

WHEREAS, subsection (c) of Section 15100 of the Education Code provides that, before the governing board of a school district may order an election pursuant to Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., it shall obtain reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations that take into consideration projections of assessed property valuations made by the county assessor; and

WHEREAS, although the Los Angeles County Assessor does not make projections of assessed property valuations, the Board has been presented projections of assessed property valuations of the property within the boundaries of the District in connection with developing the bond proposition that take into consideration, among other things, the long-term historical average growth rates of assessed property valuations of the property within the boundaries of the District and the Board finds those projections to be reasonable and informed; and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined that, based upon such projections of assessed property valuation, 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 maximum tax rate permitted by Section 15270 of the Education Code; and

WHEREAS, it shall be the policy of this Board to issue bonds only as current interest bonds, and not as capital appreciation bonds (CABS).

WHEREAS, it shall be the policy of this Board to issue bonds with a repayment ratio no more than 2.5 to 1, meaning each dollar of bonds sold will cost taxpayers no more than $2.50 to repay, including interest.

WHEREAS, Section 9400 et seq. of the California Elections Code (the "Elections Code") requires that a tax rate statement be contained in all official materials, including any voter information guide prepared, sponsored or distributed by the District, relating to the election; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to authorize the filing of a ballot argument in favor of the bond proposition to be submitted to the voters at the election; and

WHEREAS, if a project or projects to be funded by the bonds will require State of California matching grant funds for any phase, the sample ballot must contain a statement, in the form prescribed by law, advising the voters of that fact, and the Board finds that completion of no portion of the projects listed in the bond proposition set forth herein will require State matching grant funds for any phase thereof;

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NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, determined and ordered by the Board of Trustees of the Wiseburn Unified School District as follows:

Section 1. Recitals. All of the above recitals are true and correct.

Section 2. Specifications of Election Order; Required Certification. Pursuant to Education Code Sections 5304, 5322, 15100 et seq., and 15266, and Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, a special election shall be held within the boundaries of the District on June 5, 2018, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the bond proposition contained in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein. In accordance with Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and as provided in the text of the bond proposition, the Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the bond project list set forth in the bond proposition.

Section 3. Conduct of Election. (a) Request to County Officers. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code, the Registrar of Voters of the County (the "Registrar of Voters") is required to, and is hereby requested to, take all steps to hold the election in accordance with law and these specifications.

(b) Abbreviation of Proposition. Pursuant to Section 13247 of the Elections Code and Section 15122 of the Education Code, the Board hereby directs the Registrar of Voters to use the following abbreviation of the bond proposition on the ballot:

"To maintain all K-12 classrooms and labs; upgrade facilities to better prepare students for college and careers; provide 21st century learning technology; and otherwise continue improving our elementary, middle and high schools, shall Wiseburn Unified School District issue $29,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, projected tax rates of 1.9 per $100 of assessed valuation, estimated levies averaging $2.1 million annually through approximately 2042, citizens' oversight, audits, No funds for administrators' salaries, and ALL funds benefiting local schools?

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(c) Voter Pamphlet. The Registrar of Voters is hereby requested to reprint the fill] text of the bond proposition as set forth in Exhibit A 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 text of the bond proposition is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlet in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters 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 Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters at (_) ____-_ or the Wiseburn Unified School District at (310) 725-210], and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. Measure _ is also available on the Internet at http://www.

(d) Accountability Safeguards. In the event the full text of the bond proposition is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlet in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters is hereby requested to include the following statement in the ballot in compliance with Section 15272 of the Education Code:

"If Measure _ is approved, the Board of Trustees of the Wiseburn Unified School District will appoint a citizens' oversight committee and conduct annual independent audits to assure that bond funds are spent only on 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 for no other purposes.

(e) State Matching Funds. The District has determined that the projects to be funded from the proposed bonds will not require State matching funds for any phase thereof, and that Section 151225 of the Education Code does not apply to the bond proposition, and accordingly, the Registrar of Voters is directed not to include the disclosure otherwise required by Section 151225 of the Education Code.
(f) Consolidation Requirement. Pursuant to Section 15266(a) of the Education Code, the election shall be consolidated with the statewide primary election on June 5, 2018, and pursuant to Education Code Section 5342 and Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code, the Registrar of Voters and the Board of Supervisors of the County are hereby requested to order consolidation of the election with such other elections as may be held on the same day in the same territory or in territory that is in part the same. For consolidation with a statewide election, add the following pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403(a)(3): The District hereby acknowledges that the consolidated election will be held and conducted in the manner prescribed by Section 10418 of the Elections Code.
(g) Canvass of Results. The Board of Supervisors of the County is authorized and requested to canvass the returns of the election, pursuant to Section 10411 of the Elections Code.

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(h) Required Vote. Pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, the bond proposition shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of at least 55% of the voters of the District voting on the preposition.
(i) Election Costs. The District shall pay all costs of the election approved by the Board of Supervisors of the County pursuant to Education Code Section 5421.

Section 4. Delivery of Order of Election to County Officers. The Secretary of the Board of the District is hereby directed to cause to be filed as soon as practicable, and in any event no later than March 9, 2018 (which date is not fewer than 88 days prior to the date set for the election), one copy of this Resolution to the Registrar of Voters, including the tax rate statement attached hereto as Exhibit B, containing the information required by Elections Code Section 9400 et seq., completed and signed by the Superintendent of the District, and shall file a copy of this Resolution with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County.

Section 5. Ballot Arguments. The President of the Board, or any member or members of the Board as the President shall designate, are hereby authorized, but not directed, to prepare and file with the Registrar of Voters a ballot argument in favor of the bond proposition, within the time established by the Registrar of Voters, which shall be considered the official ballot argument of the Board as sponsor of the bond proposition.

Section 6. Further Authorization. The members of the Board, the Superintendent of the District, 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 in accordance with the terms hereof and of applicable provisions of law.

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Section 7. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its adoption by a two-thirds vote.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 8th day of March, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT: APPROVED:

/s/JoAnne Kaneda
President of the Board of Trustees of the
Wiseburn Unified School District

Attest:

/s/Tom Johnstone
Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the
Wiseburn Unified School District

ELECTION INFO
REG.-REC./CO. CLK.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
2018 MAR -9 AM 10:13
RECEIVED

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I, Tom Johnstone, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Wiseburn Unified School

District, County of Los Angeles, California, hereby certify as follows:

The attached is a full, true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the District duly and regularly held at the regular meeting place thereof on March 8, 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: 4

NOES: 0

ABSTAIN: 0

ABSENT: 1

An agenda of the meeting was posted at least 72 hours beforehand at 201 N. Douglas

Street, El Segundo, California, a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief description of the adopted resolution appeared on the agenda. A copy of the agenda is attached hereto. 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 8th day of March, 2018.

/s/Tom Johnstone
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Wiseburn fled School District

ELECTION INFO

REG.-REC./CO. CLK.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

2018 MAR -9 AM 10:13

RECEIVED

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