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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Arvin Union School District
Measure G - 55% Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

1,401 votos si (73.7%)

500 votos no (26.3%)

100% de distritos activos (18/18).

$15 Million in Bonds for Improvement of Facilities and Equipment
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To repair or replace aging schools with safe, modernized facilities, improve student safety and security, rehabilitate deteriorated roofs, plumbing and electrical systems, upgrade technology, acquire, construct, repair, and equip schools, and provide access to facilities needed for success, shall Arvin Union School District issue $15,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying on average $900,000 annually while bonds are outstanding at 3 cents per $100 of assessed value, with independent citizens' oversight and all money dedicated to Arvin schools?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

Kern County Registrar of Voters

The Board of Trustees of the Arvin Union School District (“District”) placed the measure on the ballot.A “Yes” vote by at least fifty-five percent (55%) of the voters voting on this measure will authorize the District to issue bonds to benefit the District in the maximum amount of 15 million dollars ($15,000,000).

The bond proceeds may only be used to fund 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. The measure lists the specific projects for which the proceeds will be used. The proceeds may not be used for any other purposes, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

The Board of Trustees will conduct financial and performance audits annually and will appoint a citizens’ oversight committee to ensure that bond proceeds are spent only on the school facilities projects listed in the measure.

The bonded debt will be a general obligation of the District and will be financed by property taxes levied annually on taxable property located within the District in an amount necessary to pay the annual debt obligation. The District estimates that the average annual tax rate necessary to fund the bonds issued will be $0.03 per $100 of assessed property value. The District anticipates that the final year in which the tax will be collected is 2046-47.

 

This wording applies to Measure G:

Approval of MeasureGdoes not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Arvin Union School District that are the subject of bonds under MeasureG will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure G. The school district’s proposal for the project or projects may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

Tax rate

Superintendent of Arvin Union School District

REGARDING PROPOSED

$15,000,000

ARVIN UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

An election will be held in Arvin Union School District (the “District”) on November 6, 2018 for the purpose of submitting to the electors of the District the question of issuing bonds of the District in the principal amount of $15,000,000. If such bonds are authorized and sold, the principal thereof and interest thereon will be payable from the proceeds of taxes levied on the taxable property in the District. The following information regarding tax rates is given to comply with Section 9401 of the California Elections Code. This information is based upon the best estimates and projections presently available from official sources, upon experience within the District and other demonstrable factors.

Based upon the foregoing and projections of the assessed valuations of taxable property in the District, and assuming the entire debt service on the bonds will be paid through property taxation:

1. The best estimate from official sources of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, or on a projection based on experience within the District or other demonstrable factors, is $0.03 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation of all property to be taxed. The final year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2046-47.

2. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the bond issue, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of the filing of this statement, or on a projection based on experience within the District or other demonstrable factors, is $0.03 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation of all property to be taxed and the year is 2019-20.

3. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including principal of and interest on the bonds, that would be required to be paid if all of the bonds are issued and sold under the authorization, is $28,800,000.

Attention of voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon projections and estimates. The actual timing of sales of the bonds and the amount to be sold at any time will be governed by the needs of the District and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold, which will not exceed the maximum permitted by law, will depend upon the bond market at the time of sale. The actual assessed valuations in future years will depend upon the value of property within the District as determined in the assessment and the equalization process. Therefore, the actual tax rates and the years in which those tax rates will be applicable may vary from those presently estimated and stated above.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

The children of Arvin need your help.VOTE YES on Measure G to improve the local quality of education. The need is great and our kids are worth it!

Our community has generously supported Arvin K-8 schools in the past. Most recently, in 2014 local voters overwhelmingly approved Measure E, a school bond to repair and renovate aging Arvin schools. Passage of Measure E made many school upgrades possible. Today Arvin children are directly benefitting as they learn in improved school facilities. However, due to the age, constant use and condition of our schools, more work remains. The fact is that all of our schools are aging and ALL continue to need attention.

Measure G authorizes a plan to complete the next set of essential Arvin K-8 school upgrades.

NO other funding currently exists to meet these needs.

Measure G will:

Improve school safety and security – including upgrades to safety/security systems, drop-off and pick-up zones, play fields and hardscapes, and removal of hazardous materials

Modernize classrooms, labs and technology for high quality science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) instruction

Repair/replace deteriorated roofs, plumbing, lighting, electrical and HVAC systems

Renovate older schools to meet the same academic and safety standards as newer schools

Construct modern permanent classrooms to replace aging portables

Taxpayer protections are REQUIRED. ALL MeasureGFUNDS STAY LOCAL

to benefit Arvin schools and children. NO funds can be used for administrators’ salaries or pensions. Independent Citizens’ Oversight, annual financial audits, and transparent public reporting ensure proper spending.

Whether or not you have school-age children, protecting the quality of our neighborhood schools is a wise investment. That’s why Arvin teachers, parents, school leaders, support staff and residents throughout Arvin are VOTING YES.

Make YOUR vote count for Arvin and our kids - VOTE YES on Measure G.

s/Salvador Partida, President, Committee for a Better Arvin and long-time

community member

s/Camila Chavez, Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
s/Dean Scott, 78-year resident and retired Postman, 31-year career
s/Sylvia Baeza, Lifelong Arvin resident, AUSD Dual Immersion teacher and parent
s/Rick Perez, Longtime Arvin resident, 27-year career as maintenance lead/bus driver for AUSD.

— Kern County Registrar of Voters

Argumento EN CONTRA

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS MEASURE WAS SUBMITTED

— Kern County Registrar of Voters
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