Monterey Peninsula Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure I Bonds - Monterey County - 2018 primary Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure I 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 I Question

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EXHIBIT A

"To repair/update classrooms, science labs/school facilities for 21st century learning, make essential school safety/security improvements, replace aging plumbing, gas, sewer/electrical systems, repair, acquire, construct classrooms, athletic facilities, science labs, equipment, sites/facilities, shall this Monterey Peninsula Unified School District measure be adopted to issue $213,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levy approximately ($12,500,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with , audits, , all for local schools?"

Bonds: Yes____ No____

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure I

Just tired, old cliches written by big city lawyers and advisors!

Back in March, did you know Monterey Peninsula Unified had ordered an election for a huge, new, $436,000,000 tax on your home? Do you feel compelled to reward reckless spending and poor management of public resources? 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: Read "kitchen sink" paragraph. Salaries will be paid. You can take that to the bank.


FACTS

How did District get to $213,000,000? It's maximum it can tax in one measure.

Measure I is a contract. Have you read the fine print? Besides District salaries, what else does it pay for? -- "[existing] leases," "stadium," "buses,", and on and on.

Are your schools REALLY falling apart? Have you ever read School Accountability Report Cards? (sarconline.org) All of your school facilities are rated "good." Not a "leaky roof" in the lot. Who's being deceptive and dishonest here?

District's spent $99,777,458 since 2011 from Measure P. Why are you buying Measure P promises again? Have you ever seen an oversight report?


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 its trust?

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

You're being deceived! Don't sign a blank check. Vote NO! Learn more: http://bit.ly/NoMPUSDBond

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Argument Against Measure I

Are you parents? Do you hold your children accountable?

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

Don't be deceived by District's campaign, funded by businesses that will likely benefit from bond money. (Isn't that called pay-to-play?) Beware of high-priced marketers masquerading as "parents, teachers, and community leaders."


Why Vote No on Measure I?

- It's virtually, word-for-word, identical to every other bond measure written by lawyers and advisors who made $1,882,730 (payable by you, with interest) from facilities bonds issued since 2011.

- Did you hear about a list of projects? Why isn't there a list of SPECIFIC projects in Measure I? Because it would restrict the District to spend the money ONLY on those things?

- Can you trust District? Why did it violate oversight laws over many years for Measure P (2010) ($110,000,000)?

- Were you surveyed? Did you get a campaign mailer from District? YOU PAID for it all. Is that fair? Using your money for campaign purposes?

- Did you know that District issued $99,777,458 in Measure P bonds since 2011? Where has all that money gone?


Proposition 39 permits a bare majority of voters (55%) to approve these bonds. "To ensure that BEFORE they vote, voters will be given a list of specific projects their bond money will be used for," it requires that Measure I be a "list of the specific school facilities projects to be funded." (Source: Proposition 39 ballot measure.)

Measure I's 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 P? It spent $99,777,458 and still needs "improvements?" What's up with the other $10,000,000?

Bond money is like drugs. Don't give District another fix. Just say no!

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

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure I

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Rebuttal to the Argument Against Measure I

The to Measure I have aligned themselves with an outside group that opposes almost every school measure in California. Their arguments are inaccurate, irrelevant and intended to deceive.

We live, work and send our kids to school on the Monterey Peninsula and we know that every child deserves a quality education.

Here are the facts:

The District is under new management and committed to transparency and responsible fiscal stewardship. Measure I includes mandatory citizens' oversight, annual audits and a detailed project list to ensure the proper use of funds. Check your voter pamphlet or visit www.mpusd.net/shapethefuture/ to see for yourself.

Our newest school was built in 1965. Measure I funds a critical second phase of improvements to aging classrooms, labs and facilities. Some campuses have been updated recently, but there is more work to be done to ensure that every student has equal access to safe and modern schools. It funded a vital first phase of necessary school repairs, on time and on budget. Read the citizens' oversight reports at www.mpusd.net/measurepatwork/.

The state and federal government cannot touch Measure I. By law, all funds must support high-priority school improvements here on the Monterey Peninsula.

We are parents - and educators, taxpayers and business owners - and we do hold ourselves accountable: to ensuring that local students are prepared for success in college and the competitive 21st-century workforce.

Don't be misled. It's on us to vote Yes on I.

Signers:

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Citizens' Committee

Karma Simons,
Parent

Joanna P. Medina,
Teacher

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Enrolled Agent

Richard Pagnillo,
Retired Naval Officer

RECEIVED
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
MONTEREY COUNTY
2018 MAR 21 PM 4:05

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Full Text of Measure I

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EXHIBIT B

FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION
OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOND MEASURE ELECTION JUNE 5, 2018

The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.

"To repair/update classrooms, science labs/school facilities for 21st century learning, make essential school safety/security improvements, replace aging plumbing, gas, sewer/electrical systems, repair, acquire, construct classrooms, athletic facilities, science labs, equipment, sites/facilities, shall this Monterey Peninsula Unified School District measure be adopted to issue $213,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levy approximately 6 cents/$100 assessed value ($12,500,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with citizen oversight, audits, no funds for administrators, all for local schools?"

PROJECT LIST

The Board of Trustees ("Board") of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is committed to repairing old (the District's ) schools by fixing or replacing deteriorating classrooms and portables, and ensuring the safety and security of all students.

To that end, the Board received input from teachers, staff and the community and evaluated the District's urgent and critical facility needs, including the need for up-to-date technology, safety issues, class size reduction, computer and information technology, and presented to the Board on January 22, 2018, a facilities needs assessment, which is incorporated herein in its entirety, in developing the scope of projects to be funded. Therefore, in approving this Project List, the Board of Trustees determines that the District must:

  1. (i) in portable classrooms; and
  2. (ii) Provide up-to-date science, technology, engineering, arts, humanities, Special Education and math classrooms; and
  3. (iii) Replace aging, plumbing, gas, sewer and electrical systems, some of which are over 50-years old; and
  4. (iv) Update classrooms for career technical education and workplace training programs; and
  5. (v) Repair and update classrooms, labs, athletic and other school facilities to keep pace with 21st Century learning; and
  6. (vi) Adhere to specific fiscal accountability safeguards such as:
    1. (a) ENSURE ALL FUNDS ARE ONLY USED FOR SCHOOLS AND FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT,
    2. (b) Prohibited the State from taking any of the funds raised,
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    4. (c) REQUIRE THAT EXPENDITURES MUST BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL AUDITS, AND
    5. (d) Require independent citizens' and taxpayer oversight of bond funds.

The Project List includes the following at the District's schools, facilities and leased sites in each of the Monterey Learning Community, the Marina Learning Community and the Seaside Learning Community:

REPAIR OLD SCHOOLS:
Renovation, Repair and Upgrade Projects

Goal and Purpose: for 21st Century learning and some have not. This measure will allow the District to ensure that all students have equal access to modern educational facilities.

  • ? Fix and replace leaky roofs in aging portables.
  • ? Replace aging plumbing, gas, sewer, and electrical systems, some of which are over 50-years old.
  • ? Repair and update classrooms, labs, athletic and other school facilities to keep pace with 21st Century learning.
  • ? Make essential school safety and security improvements.
  • ? .
  • ? Replace outdated and inefficient heating and air conditioning systems.
  • ? Improve access for students, teachers, staff and visitors with disabilities.

UPDATE SCHOOLS FOR CAREER TECHNICAL
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS

Goal and Purpose: This measure will allow the District to improve outdated classrooms and labs to meet modern standards for science, technology, engineering, athletics, arts, and math education, which are critical in preparing students for today's competitive job market.

  • ? Provide up-to-date science, technology, engineering, arts, humanities and math classrooms.
  • ? Update classrooms for career technical education and workforce training programs.
  • ? Build new up-to-date classrooms.
  • ? Expand electrical capacity in classrooms to support learning technology which students need for college and future careers.

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The listed projects will be completed . is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program management, a customary contingency, and escalation for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed projects stated above, the Project List also includes the payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, , environmental studies, construction documentation, inspection and permit fees, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by bond projects, as well as the . The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, servers, switches, routers, modules, computers, district-wide computer labs upgrades, smart boards, cameras, sound projection systems, wiring classrooms for internet connectivity, wireless networks, wireless access points and controllers, portable interface devices, mobile device management systems, printers, upgraded voice-over-IP, phone systems, call manager and network security/firewall, and other miscellaneous equipment. The repair and improvement of District school facilities and sites includes the following types of projects: install, acquire or repair energy efficiency improvements for school buildings, energy efficient lighting, air conditioning, heating, insulation and ceiling systems, and windows; upgrade facilities for seismic safety; modernize solar arrays, HVAC systems; construct, upgrade, repair or install school site parking, campus accessibility, utilities, plumbing, gas/ water lines, water conservation systems, playground equipment, hard court surfaces, general site paving, learning walls, tack boards, cabinets, tutoring rooms, restrooms, central kitchen facility, roofs, interior and exterior lighting, flooring, roofs and tiles, interior and exterior lighting, doors, student lockers, water heaters, boilers, walkway covers and casework, bell/clock systems, signage, electronic marquees, asphalt, fire sensors, shade structures, outdated heating and air conditioning systems, multipurpose rooms used for after-school programs, assemblies, sports, and performing arts, playgrounds, play areas, including turf and artificial turf; construct, upgrade or expand pools, locker rooms, fields, , stadium and facility lights, regulation and competitive tracks, practice and game fields and tracks, baseball and softball fields, snack bar, storage sheds, scoreboards, new gymnasiums/ modernization thereof, multi-purpose rooms, other related facilities and upgrades for comprehensive athletics programs at elementary and secondary schools; remove asbestos; ; renovate, upgrade or relocate site classrooms and administration buildings, staff lounges, storage and operational and maintenance facilities; construct or upgrade child care facilities; replace, upgrade and reconfigure parking lots and drop off/pick up zones to improve student safety; make facility improvements for earthquake safety; upgrade electrical wiring and systems; renovate and paint interior and exterior building surfaces to extend their useful life; improve security, install safety, security and communication systems and equipment, windows and floor coverings (including tiles and carpeting); build or upgrade irrigation systems; upgrade school offices and District operations center, including furnishings; make improvements and acquire furnishings and/or other electronic equipment and systems.

The allocation of bond proceeds may be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District's share of the costs of the projects, the District may not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. Some projects throughout the District may be undertaken as in cooperation with other local public or non-profit agencies. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary B-4
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site preparation/restoration and landscaping, may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, redirecting fire access, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.

Bond proceeds shall be expended only for the specific purposes identified herein. Proceeds of the bonds may be used to when performing work on or to the bond projects. The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code § 53410.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY: IN ACCORDANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE SECTION 15272, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL APPOINT A CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND CONDUCT ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDITS TO ASSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT ONLY ON DISTRICT PROJECTS AND FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION AND . NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

No Administrator Salaries: Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and and other operating expenses. Bond funds shall not be temporarily transferred to the District's general fund for administrative purposes.

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Measure I Agenda Description

February 27, 2018 (complete item)

Regular Board Meeting
Monterey Peninsula USD
February 27, 2018 5:30PM

IX.b. Discuss and Approve Resolution #17/18-12 Establishing an Election for a $213 million Proposition 39 School Bond Measure for the June 6, 2018 Primary Election
Recommended Motion:

Approve Resolution #17/18-12 Establishing an Election for a $213 million Proposition 39 School Bond Measure for the June 6, 2018 Primary Election, as approved.

Rationale:

Background
Staff requests the Board's final review and adoption of a resolution calling for the establishment of $213 million, Proposition 39 school facilities bond measure for the June 6, 2018 Primary Election.  The board, along with its 2018 Bond Sub-Committee, has held various meetings and study sessions regarding the district's sponsorship of a 2018 school facilities bond measure.  In addition, district staff and board members have provided information regarding a possible bond measure and sought input from various community organizations, school communities, and local leaders.

The deadline to place a bond measure on the June 6, 2018 ballot is 5:00 p.m. March 9.  Due to the administrative and statutory requirements for submitting bond language to county elections offices, staff recommends that the board adopt the resolution packet at the earliest possible date, but no later than March 6th.  This will provide staff, bond counsel, and the district's financial adviser the time necessary to accurately complete and submit documentation as required by law.

Attached are the following two documents:

1.    Updated resolution and school bond language reflecting edits (via strikeouts) analyzed and incorporated by staff from the February 20th public meeting of the board’s Bond Subcommittee.  This version also incorporates comments and suggestions made by the district’s Measure P Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

2.    Updated resolution and language in final official format (incorporates edits and changes noted above).


GOAL FOUR:  MAINTAIN THE FISCAL SOLVENCY OF THE DISTRICT AND ALIGN RESOURCES TO IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE.

Strategically allocate resources to maximize impact on student learning and use data to drive continuous improvement in resource allocation and organizational effectiveness.

Prepared By
Brett W. McFadden
Associate Superintendent, Business Services

Approved for Submission to the Board
PK Diffenbaugh, Ed.L.D., Superintendent

 
Financial Impact:

No impact to General Fund.


Attachments:
Resolution Ordering Election - Final Draft
Resolution with Edits

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Measure I Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO. _____________

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MONTEREY
PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING AN
ELECTION, AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE
ELECTION ORDER

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (the "District") is committed to providing equal access to a quality education in local public schools by updating classroom technology, improving school safety, and making basic repairs to all schools to keep pace with 21st Century learning; and

WHEREAS, since the District wants our students prepared to succeed in a 21st Century competitive economy, children need updated full-service schools which are accessible, clean and safe learning environments; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes that to achieve that goal the District must maintain and repair classrooms, facilities and equipment, as needed, so that all facilities provide up-to-date science, technology, engineering, arts and math classrooms; and

WHEREAS, the State of California (the "State") does not provide the District with enough money for the District to adequately upgrade its educational facilities and academic programs; and

WHEREAS, the Board has concluded that the District's only remedy to avoid undermining its educational programs is to secure local funding that the State cannot take away; and

WHEREAS, the Board has received information regarding the possibility of a local bond measure and its impact on protecting student safety, upgrading schools to improve technical education and workforce training, and making basic repairs to aging facilities; and

WHEREAS, since the District's newest school was built in 1965, over 60 years ago, and all of the schools need significant repairs, and in order to maintain an award-winning education, the District must invest in updating core operating infrastructure, technology and classrooms; and

WHEREAS, such a bond measure must include mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent taxpayers' oversight committee and mandatory audits to ensure funds are spent properly; and

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2000, the voters of California approved the Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act ("Proposition 39") which reduced the voter threshold for ad valorem tax levies used to pay for debt service on bonded indebtedness to 55% of the votes cast on a school district general obligation bond; and

WHEREAS, concurrent with the passage of Proposition 39, Chapter 1.5, Part 10, Division 1, Title 1 (commencing with Section 15264) of the Education Code (the "Act") became operative and established requirements associated with the implementation of Proposition 39; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to make certain findings herein to be applicable to this election order and to establish certain performance audits, standards of financial accountability and citizen oversight that are contained in Proposition 39 and the Act; and

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WHEREAS, the Board desires to authorize the submission of a proposition to the District's voters at an election to authorize the issuance of bonds to pay for certain necessary improvements and enhancements to District educational facilities; and

WHEREAS, the Board hereby determines that, in accordance with Opinion No. 04-110 of the Attorney General of the State of California, the restrictions in Proposition 39 which prohibit any bond money from being wasted or used for inappropriate administrative salaries or other operating expenses of the District shall be monitored strictly by the District's Citizens' Oversight Committee; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Education Code Section 15270, based upon a projection of assessed property valuation, the Board has determined that, if approved by voters, the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements of the bonds proposed to be issued will not exceed the Proposition 39 limits per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property; and

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

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

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Elections Code, it is appropriate for the Board to request consolidation of the election with any and all other elections to be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, and to request the Monterey County Registrar of Voters to perform certain election services for the District.

NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. That the Board, pursuant to Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., 15264 et seq., and Government Code Section 53506, hereby requests the Monterey County Registrar of Voters to conduct an election under the provisions of Proposition 39 and the Act and submit to the electors of the District the question of whether bonds of the District in the aggregate principal amount of up to $213,000,000 (the "Bonds") shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the projects described in Exhibits "A" and "B" hereto. Both exhibits are directed to be printed in the voter pamphlet. The District's Superintendent, or designee, is hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure, or to the abbreviated form of the measure, as may be convenient or necessary to comply with the intent of this Resolution, the requirements of election officials, and requirements of law.

Section 2. That the date of the election shall be June 5, 2018.

Section 3. That the purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a proposition, a copy of which is attached hereto and marked Exhibit "A," incorporated by reference herein, and containing the question of whether the District shall issue the Bonds to pay for improvements to the extent permitted by such proposition. In compliance with Proposition 39 and the Act, the ballot propositions in Exhibits "A" and "B" are subject to the following requirements and determinations:

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  1. (a) the proceeds of the sale of the Bonds shall be used only for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure and not for any other purpose, including teacher or administrator salaries or other school operating expenses;
  2. (b) that the Board, in establishing the projects set forth in Exhibit "B," evaluated student safety and security, class size reduction, and educational and information technology needs of the District;
  3. (c) that the Board shall cause an annual, independent performance audit to be conducted to ensure that the Bond monies get spent only for the projects identified in Exhibit "B" hereto;
  4. (d) that the Board shall cause an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of Bonds to be conducted until all of the Bond proceeds have been expended;
  5. (e) that the Board will cause the appointment of a Citizens' Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code Section 15278 no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes pursuant to Education Code Section 15274. The Citizens' Oversight Committee shall initially consist of at least seven (7) members and at no time consist of less than seven (7) members, with the possible exception of brief periods to fill any unexpected vacancies. The Citizens' Oversight Committee may not include any employee or official of the District or any vendor, contractor or consultant of the District. The Citizens' Oversight Committee shall include all of the following: One (1) member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District; One (1) member who is active in a senior citizens' organization; One member who is active in a bona fide taxpayer association; One (1) member who is a parent of a child in the District schools; One (1) member is both a parent of a child in the District schools and active in a school site council or PTA. In furtherance of its specifically enumerated purposes, the Citizens' Oversight Committee may engage in any of the following activities relating solely and exclusively to the expenditure of the Proposition 39 bond proceeds:
    1. (i) Receive and review copies of the annual, independent financial and performance audits performed by independent consultant(s);
    2. (ii) Inspect District facilities and grounds to ensure that Proposition 39 bond revenues are expended in compliance with applicable law;
    3. (iii) Receive and review copies of all deferred maintenance proposals or plans developed by the District;
    4. (iv) Review efforts of the District to maximize Proposition 39 bond revenues by implementing cost-saving programs;
    5. (v) Receive from the Board, within three months of the District receiving the above-referenced audits, responses to any and all findings, recommendations, and concerns addressed in said audits, and review said responses; and
  6. (f) that the tax levy authorized to secure the Bonds of this election 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 in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution.

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Section 4. That the authority for ordering the election is contained in Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., 15264 et seq., and Government Code Section 53506.

Section 5. That the authority for the specifications of this election order is contained in Education Code Sections 5322.

Section 6. That the Monterey County Registrar of Voters and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors are hereby requested to consolidate the election ordered hereby with any and all other elections to be held on June 5, 2018 within the District. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403, the Board acknowledges that the consolidation election will be held and conducted in the manner described in Elections Code Section 10418.

Section 7. That the Secretary of the Board is hereby directed to deliver a certified copy of this Resolution to the Monterey County Registrar of Voters no later than March 9, 2018.

Section 8. The Bonds shall be issued pursuant to Section 15264 et seq. of the Education Code or pursuant to Government Code Section 53506. The maximum rate of interest on any Bond shall not exceed the maximum rate allowed by Education Code Sections 15140 to 15143, as modified by Government Code Section 53531.

Section 9. That the Board requests the governing body of any such other political subdivision, or any officer otherwise authorized by law, to partially or completely consolidate such election and to further provide that the canvass of the returns of the election be made by anybody or official authorized by law to canvass such returns, and that the Board consents to such consolidation. The Board further authorizes the submission of a tax rate statement and primary and rebuttal arguments, as appropriate, to be filed with the Monterey County Registrar of Voters by the established deadlines.

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Section 10. Pursuant to Education Code Section 5303 and Elections Code Section 10002, the Board of Supervisors of Monterey County is requested to permit the Registrar of Voters to render all services specified by Elections Code Section 10418 relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse Monterey County, such services to include the publication of a Formal Notice of School Bond Election and the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in Elections Code Section 9401) pursuant to the terms of Section 5363 of the Education Code and Elections Code Section 12112.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED this 627th day of MarchFebruary, 2018.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MONTEREY
PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

By
President

Attest:

Secretary

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
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MONTEREY COUNTY )

I, PK (Daniel) Diffenbaugh, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No. ___________, which was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District at the meeting thereof held on the 627th day of MarchFebruary, 2018, and that it was so adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

By
Secretary

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