FAQ - Measures E and C
What are Measures E and C?
Measure E authorizes the District to sell $17.505 million in general obligation bonds, while Measure C authorizes the sale of $17.495 million in general obligation bonds. If both measures are approved, the district would be provided $35 million dollars for facility projects through the sale of the bonds.
What is a G.O. bond?
G.O. bonds fund projects such as the renovation of classrooms and school facilities, as well as construction of new schools and classrooms. Similar to a home loan, G.O. bonds are typically repaid over 30 years. The loan repayment comes from a tax on all taxable property - residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial - located within the District’s boundaries.
Why did the District place Measures E and C on the ballot?
Why can’t the District meet its facilities needs with its current budget?
How did the District come up with the project list for Measures E and C?
Over the several months with input from staff, teachers, parents, community leaders, and an architect, the District has prepared a School Facilities Needs Analysis. The Needs Analysis identifies the major repairs and upgrades that need to be made.
Specific types of projects identified include:
Constructing an elementary school to reduce student overcrowding
Improving student access to computers and modern technology
Modernizing outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
Making health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements
Constructing/improving multi-purpose rooms and gymnasiums
Are other funding sources available to complete the District’s projects?
If a State bond is approved or if the Governor’s budget allocates funding for school facilities, school districts throughout the state could be eligible for up to 65% of the costs of modernization projects, and up to 55% of the costs of new construction projects.
What will the passage of Measures E and C mean for our students and the community?
What will happen if Measure EC does not pass?
What will Measures E and C cost?
How can I be sure that Measures E and C funds will be spent on improving our local schools?