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Special District

Sweetwater Union High School District
Measure DD Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

86,510 votes yes (69.1%)

38,603 votes no (30.9%)

100% of precincts reporting (248/248).

134,437 ballots counted.

Sweetwater Union High School District School Repair, Career Education, Student Safety Measure: To repair/upgrade classrooms, libraries, science labs; prepare students for college/careers; expand science, technology, engineering, math instruction; remove hazardous asbestos/lead; fix deteriorating roofs; and improve school safety, shall Sweetwater Union High School District issue $403 million in bonds at legal rates, raising $26 million annually over 30 years at approximately 2 cents/$100 assessed value, with citizen oversight, independent audits, no money for administrator salaries and all money staying local?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the District to issue and sell $403,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

NO vote means

A "NO" vote is a vote against authorizing the District to issue and sell $403,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

San Diego County Counsel

COUNTY COUNSEL IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the Sweetwater Union High School District ("District"). This measure, if approved by 55% of the votes cast on the measure, will authorize the District to issue and sell $403,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The sale of these bonds by the District is for the purpose of raising money for the District, and represents a debt of the District. In exchange for the money received from bondholders, the District promises to pay the bondholders an amount of interest for a certain period of time, and to repay the bonds on the expiration date. 

Voter approval of this measure will also authorize an annual tax to be levied upon the taxable property within the district. The purpose of this tax is to generate sufficient revenue to pay interest on the bonds as it becomes due and to provide a fund for payment of the principal on or before maturity.

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure may be used by the District 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.

The interest rate on any bond, which is established at the time of bond issuance, could not exceed 12% per annum. The final maturity date of any bond could be no later than 40 years after the date the bonds are issued, as determined by the District.

The tax authorized by this measure is consistent with the requirements of the California Constitution. The California Constitution permits property taxes, above the standard 1% limitation, to be levied upon real property to pay the interest and redemption charges on any bonded indebtedness for, among other things, the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, when approved by 55% of the voters if:

(1) the proceeds from the sale of the bonds are used only for the purposes specified,
(2) the District evaluates safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs to approve a list of specific projects to be funded,
(3) the District conducts an annual, independent performance audit to ensure funds have been expended on the specific projects listed, and
(4) the District conducts an annual, independent financial audit of bond proceeds.

Additionally, if the bond measure is approved, state law requires the District to establish an independent citizens' oversight committee. The District has made this ballot measure subject to these legal requirements.

Approval of this measure does not guarantee that the specific projects listed by the District will be funded by the sale of the bonds.

A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the District to issue and sell $403,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

A "NO" vote is a vote against authorizing the District to issue and sell $403,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

Tax rate

San Diego County Registrar of Voters

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held within the boundaries of Sweetwater Union High School District (“District”) on November 6, 2018 to authorize the sale of up to $403,000,000 in bonds to finance facilities as described in the proposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to sell the bonds in multiple series. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property located within the School District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 to 9404, inclusive, of the California Elections Code.

1. The best estimate from official sources of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors, is estimated to be $0.02 per $100 ($24.50 per $100,000). The final fiscal year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2049-50.

2. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors, is estimated to be $0.02 per $100 ($24.50 per $100,000) of assessed valuation, which is projected to be the same in every fiscal year that the bonds remain outstanding.

3. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold will be approximately $786,000,000, considering the assumptions set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) above.

Voters should note that the estimated tax rate is based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the San Diego County official tax rolls, not on the property's market value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates, debt service and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Signed: Dr. Karen Janney, Superintendent
Dated: July 27, 2018

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE DD

YES on DD!

South Bay Neighborhood School Repair, Career Education & Student Safety Measure

YES ON DD: PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND 21st CENTURY CAREERS
To succeed in today’s economy, our kids need to be ready for college and in-demand careers in fields like healthcare, engineering, technology and skilled trades. YES on DD will:

  • Upgrade classroom technology, modernize science labs and provide high quality instruction in science, math and engineering to prepare students for college.
  • Expand career technical education facilities so students who aren’t going to college get the skills they need for good paying jobs in the modern economy.

YES ON DD: CRITICAL REPAIRS TO KEEP 42,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN SAFE
Many Sweetwater schools are over 50 years old and require urgent repairs to keep kids healthy, safe and focused on learning. YES on DD will:

  • Remove hazardous materials from older schools like asbestos in ceilings, lead in drinking fountains, mold in classroom walls.
  • Repair deteriorating classrooms, leaking roofs, dangerous electrical wiring.
  • Upgrade older schools to meet the same high safety standards as new schools. 

YES ON DD: IMPROVE CAMPUS SECURITY IN EVERY SCHOOL
Measure DD adds state-of-the-art emergency communications systems, upgraded safety doors and locks, and improved fire alarms so our children are protected if the unthinkable happens.

YES ON DD: IRONCLAD TAXPAYER PROTECTIONS

  • By law, every penny must be spent locally for our children.
  • Funds can never be taken away by the State.
  • Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee reviews every expenditure.
  • Annual fiscal audits guarantee funds are spent wisely.
  • No money for administrator salaries/benefits. 

YES ON DD: FAIRNESS FOR SOUTH BAY STUDENTS
Measure DD ensures South Bay kids get the same educational opportunities as others in the region by upgrading our schools and classroom technology to keep pace with other top-performing districts.

YES ON DD - Strong, Safe Schools For South Bay!
www.StrongerSouthBaySchools.com

Nora E. Vargas
Governing Board Member
Southwestern Community College

Darrell Roberts
Chula Vista Fire Battalion Chief

Dr. Murtaza Baxamusa
Middle Class Taxpayer Association

Daniel Gutowski
Vice-Chair, Sweetwater Citizens Bond Oversight Committee

Eugene Chavira
President
Sweetwater Education Association 

 

— San Diego County Registrar of Voters (sample ballot pamphlet)

Arguments AGAINST

ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE DD

No argument against the measure was filed in the office of the Registrar of Voters.

— San Diego County Registrar of Voters (sample ballot pamphlet)

Read the proposed legislation

Proposed legislation

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The measure text below was entered into Voter's Edge on 10/14/2018 by a League of Women Voters volunteer, using the PDF version of a sample ballot prepared by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters: http://www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/Sample_Ballots/Eng/SB-ENG-100.pdf

To find your own sample ballot version, containing all the candidates and measures on your own ballot, please use the ROV's sample ballot look-up tool at https://www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/Eng/ballot.asp .

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FULL TEXT OF MEASURE DD

SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND PROPOSITION

By approval of this measure by at least fifty-five percent (55%) of the registered voters voting thereon, the Sweetwater Union High School District shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $403 million in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed below in the Bond Project List, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified herein.

SECTION I: KEY FINDINGS

  • The Sweetwater Union High School District is committed to continuing to provide a strong, highquality education for all students in all its local middle and high schools that effectively prepares students for college and career success; and
  • Some local schools have been updated, but others are nearly 50 years old and badly in need of improvements; and
  • The District has updated its comprehensive Needs Assessment and Facilities Master Plan with input from parents, teachers, staff, and members of the community to identify the upgrades needed at each school site in order to meet modern safety standards, to meet the District’s goals for supporting current academic standards and to address specific priorities at individual school sites; and
  • Addressing urgent needs includes completing identified repairs to replace leaky roofs, keep schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition, perform essential safety repairs and maintenance on classrooms and facilities and upgrade fire and earthquake safety; and • Upgrades are also needed to update classrooms and science labs for a well-rounded, 21stcentury education, to effectively prepare students for college and career success, and to equip schools with the learning technology needed to attract and retain the best teachers and staff; and
  • Ensuring our local middle and high schools provide a high-quality education keeps our property values and community strong; and
  • Bond revenue is the primary means by which the District is able to keep its school buildings and classrooms in good repair, safe, designed and equipped to support changing educational standards, methods and approaches; and
  • This bond measure will benefit local schools and no funds can be taken away by the State or other school districts, and by law, no money can be used for administrator salaries or pensions; and
  • This bond measure requires strict fiscal accountability protections including mandatory annual audits and an independent citizens’ oversight committee comprised of local residents to ensure funds are managed and spent properly.

SECTION II: ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

The provisions in this section are included in this proposition in order that the voters and taxpayers of the District may be assured that their money will be spent to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIII A, section 1(b)(3) of the State Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Section 15264 et seq. of the California Education Code).

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

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

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

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

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

SECTION III: BOND PROJECT LIST

This Bond Project List, which is an integral part of this measure, describes the projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds. All information contained within this “Section III: Bond Project List” comprises the list and description of permissible projects and expenses that may be paid from bond proceeds, and where such projects may be or are intended to be completed.

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure shall be used for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, replacement, acquisition, furnishing and equipping of school facilities on the Bond Project List.

In order to meet all identified facility needs, the District may complete projects using a combination of funding sources, including joint use, development impact fees, special tax revenue and state funding as available. In order to maximize community benefit and efficiently apply taxpayer dollars, the District will make a good faith effort to pursue practical opportunities to expand community joint use facilities. In pursuing joint use, the District’s goal is to maximize the use of facilities by the broader community without adversely impacting District’s operations or finances. In addition, the District will pursue state matching funds if and when they become available, and if received, they will be used for and mainly applied to projects on the Bond Project List or other high priority capital outlay expenditures as permitted in Education Code section 17070.63(c). Placement of a project on the Bond Project List is not a guarantee that every project listed will be completed. Furthermore, while no specific project is dependent on the receipt of state funding for completion, approval of this measure does not guarantee that all projects on this Bond Project List at all listed sites will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this measure. The District’s proposal for the projects assumes the receipt of some state matching funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure. 

Specific projects that may be funded by bond proceeds include projects in Category A and Category B, list below. Category A projects may be completed at any and all school sites, buildings and facilities where such project is determined necessary or required, including without limitation, adult education facilities, administrative and support buildings, and alternative education program facilities. Category B projects are intended to be completed at the site indicated. Whether and how a project is described in Category B does not limit the District’s ability to perform a Category A project at any particular site.

Category A. Districtwide Campus Upgrades to Support Student Health, Safety and Security

The following projects are authorized to be completed at each, any or all of the District’s schools, sites, buildings and facilities if and where determined necessary:

1. Acquire and install classroom intrusion alarms, video surveillance cameras, safety locks on classroom doors, fencing, gates, related safety infrastructure, and exterior lighting for student safety.

2. Upgrade emergency communications, marquees, related infrastructure, and technology backup systems.

3. Update aging classrooms and facilities to meet current fire, seismic safety and disability access codes.

4. Improve student safety and traffic circulation by upgrading or providing additional school drop-off areas, safe paths of travel and parking facilities.

5. Resurface asphalt areas, patios and lunch areas to improve student safety.

6. Remove and abate hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint from school sites.

7. Upgrade and install classroom ventilation and air conditioning systems.

8. Improve or repair campus infrastructure, including replacement of outdated and deteriorating utility infrastructure, electrical, lighting, plumbing, heating, sewer and ventilation systems.

9. Perform code and regulatory compliance reviews for all school facilities and remediate non-conformance.

10. Repair or replace leaky roof systems.

11. Install, replace or update energy efficiency equipment and systems, including solar energy systems, to improve energy efficiency and implement sustainability and best/green energy practices.

12. Improve site accessibility and install ramps to meet disability access codes.

13. Improve site curb appeal by repairing, restoring or refreshing building interiors, exteriors, finishes and fixtures, hardscape and landscape, including signage and marquees.

14. Renovate and expand restrooms for students and staff.

15. Improve, add, or upgrade school site technology and infrastructure in order to enhance network-based content and curriculum delivery and network security; and acquire computer hardware for student use in the classroom that is current and up-to-date.

16. Build new or transform and upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms.

17. Construct, install or repair outdoor shade structures, shelters and canopies for student comfort and safety.

18. Remove or demolish aging portable buildings and restrooms and replace with permanent construction.

19. Repair or replace natural and synthetic fields and associated facilities and scoreboards for safety and compliance.

20. Relocate and reconstruct or upgrade grounds and custodial yards/facilities, including utility support vehicles and equipment.

21. Acquire land and construct new schools.

22. Consolidate district operations by centralizing administrative programs and offices on single site for improved operational efficiency.

23. Perform major building systems repair and replacement as follows:

  • Renovate, upgrade and/or repurpose existing classrooms, labs and buildings to accommodate 21st century learning methods.
  • Construct new classrooms and classroom buildings, science labs, innovation and maker spaces, and career technology education spaces.
  • Reconfigure and/or refurbish or replace athletic/physical education facilities, locker rooms, courts, fields, gymnasiums and accessory facilities.

Category B. Site-Specific Campus Upgrades to Prepare Students for College and Careers and Meet Code Compliance Standards

The following projects may be completed at the specific sites as described below. Category B projects supplement Category A projects.

Bonita Vista High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Renovate Building 700;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, and low voltage for technology;
  • Construct new performing arts building;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Convert building to administration, counseling, and student/ community services and learning center;
  • Repurpose former administration building into Library/Innovation Center.

Bonita Vista Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Expand and upgrade performing arts classrooms and multipurpose facility;
  • Upgrade and expand administrative, parent and counseling center;
  • Upgrade library into innovation center;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Renovate career technical education classroom building;
  • Modernize locker rooms and adaptive physical education facility;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Reconfigure and expand parking and drop-off areas.

Castle Park High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Renovate Building 1200;
  • Renovate and expand counseling and administration building;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Renovate locker rooms, dance, weight rooms and restrooms;
  • Install synthetic track and field, restrooms, concessions, stadium lights and ticket booth, including ADA and path of travel requirements.

Castle Park Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Relocate Library/Innovation Center;
  • Rehabilitate administration facility and relocate counseling center;
  • Construct new multi-purpose facility;
  • Reconfigure student and bus pickup and drop off;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Renovate locker room and adaptive physical education facility.

Chula Vista High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Reconfigure and upgrade gymnasium and locker rooms;
  • Renovate Buildings 100, 300,400 and 500;
  • Install synthetic track and field, restrooms, concessions, stadium lights and ticket booth, including ADA and path of travel requirements.

Chula Vista Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Renovate Buildings 400, 900, 2500 and auditorium;
  • Upgrade library into innovation center;
  • Upgrade adaptive physical education facility and outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field.

Eastlake High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Construct new classrooms and classroom buildings, science labs, innovation and maker spaces;
  • Upgrade library into innovation center;
  • Reconfigure locker rooms;
  • Add new shade structures;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale;
  • Improve site curb appeal by repairing, restoring or refreshing building interiors, exteriors, finishes and fixtures, hardscape and landscape, including signage and marquees.
  • Increase parking, improve vehicular/pedestrian circulation and landscaping improvements.

Eastlake Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Reconfigure locker rooms;
  • Construct new building for science labs, maker spaces and classrooms;
  • Construct, install or repair outdoor shade structures, shelters and canopies for student comfort and safety;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Relocate and expand parking, and improve student drop-off/pick up.

Granger Junior High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Renovate student locker rooms and adaptive physical education facilities;
  • Recondition and install natural track and field;
  • Renovate administration building;
  • Upgrade site parking.

Hilltop High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Upgrade drama room;
  • Renovate gymnasium, locker rooms and adaptive physical education facility;
  • Rehabilitate administration facility and parent center;
  • Relocate and reconfigure counseling center and nurse’s office;
  • Build new quad and lunch canopy;
  • Renovate Building 900.

Hilltop Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Upgrade and expand administrative, custodial and meeting space, campus entry, and parent and counseling center;
  • Renovate Buildings 100, 700, 800, 900, 1000, and 1200;
  • Upgrade library into innovation center;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Renovate student locker rooms and adaptive physical education facilities.

Mar Vista Academy

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Renovate Buildings 105, 500, 600 and 700; • Convert Building 100 into innovation center;
  • Renovate Building 900 and relocate administration, counseling, student/ community services, and learning center;
  • Upgrade adaptive physical education facility, locker rooms, and outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field.

Mar Vista High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Modernize Buildings 200, 300, 400/500 and 700; • Convert library to innovation center.
  • Install synthetic track and field, restrooms, concessions, stadium lights and ticket booth, including ADA and path of travel requirements.

Montgomery High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Reconfigure, refurbish and/or replace indoor and outdoor physical education/athletic facilities;
  • Convert locker rooms into classrooms; • Renovate drama building and Buildings 100 and 600;
  • Relocate and reconfigure library; learning center, counseling, parent center, student meeting space and nurse’s office.

Montgomery Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Renovate Building 400, 500 & 900;
  • Renovate student locker rooms and adaptive physical education facilities and outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Upgrade or provide additional school drop-off areas, safe paths of travel and parking lots;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale.

National City Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Renovate Buildings 100, 900 and 1600;
  • Renovate Building AD-1, and construct multi-purpose building;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale.

Olympian High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Improve vehicular traffic and circulation;
  • Reconfigure and upgrade Building 150 into career-technical education and maker space classrooms;
  • Update pavilion area and install shade canopies;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale.

Otay Ranch High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Add marquee;
  • Renovate Building 1400;
  • Add new shade canopies, update pavilion, and improve landscape;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale.

Rancho Del Rey Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale;
  • Upgrade library into innovation center;
  • Improve vehicular traffic and circulation;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field.

San Ysidro High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale; • Replace roof on gymnasium • Add new shade canopies in quad.
  • Repair or replace synthetic track and field, restrooms, concessions, stadium lights and ticket booth, including ADA and path of travel requirements.

Southwest High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Construct new classrooms, science labs, career-technical facilities and classroom buildings;
  • Renovate Buildings 1A, 100, 200, 500 & 600.
  • Install synthetic track and field, restrooms, concessions, stadium lights and ticket booth, including ADA and path of travel requirements.

Southwest Middle School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Repurpose space for development of library/innovation and learning centers;
  • Upgrade outdoor physical education natural track and multi-purpose field;
  • Add shade canopies in quad;
  • Increase food service access by adding points of sale.

Sweetwater High School

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade or replace site infrastructure upgrades and replacement including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Upgrade existing spaces to ensure functional and safe kitchens, cafeterias, outdoor common areas, eating areas, and multi-purpose rooms;
  • Construct new classroom buildings and convert custodial buildings into classrooms;
  • Renovate Building 1400;
  • Construct, expand or upgrade performing arts spaces.

Adult Education Centers

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade and replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Integrate and coordinate programs and locations to increase function and access to career technical education and development.

Alternative Education Centers

  • Improve campus safety and security, including perimeter fencing, security cameras, security lighting and access control;
  • Upgrade and replace site infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, gas, irrigation and low voltage for technology;
  • Integrate and coordinate programs and locations to increase function and access to career technical education and development.

Listed projects, repairs, improvements, rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed as needed. Listed projects are in alphabetical order by name of site. Projects may be done in phases, based on Board of Trustees priorities. Decisions regarding the scope, timing, prioritization or other facets of project implementation will be made solely by the Board of Trustees by subsequent action. Where terms such as “renovate,” “upgrade,” “repurpose” and “improve” are used in the Bond Project List, the Board of Trustees has the discretion to determine the best method for accomplishing the project’s objective. For any listed project involving renovation or modernization of a building or the major portion of a building, the District may proceed with new replacement construction instead (including any necessary demolition), if the District determines that replacement and new construction is more practical than renovation, considering the building’s age, condition, expected remaining life, comparative cost and other relevant factors. In addition, where feasible, projects may be completed in partnership with other agencies on a joint use basis using bond proceeds. 

Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of bond issuance, architectural, engineering, legal and similar planning costs, construction management, bond project staff and consultants, staff development and training expenses associated with learning construction techniques and approaches and new bond-funded equipment and systems, the furnishing and equipping of all projects, including equipment to maintain facilities in a safe and clean condition, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. Payment of the costs of preparation of facilities planning and project implementation studies, feasibility and assessment reviews, master planning, environmental studies, permit and inspection fees and temporary housing and relocation costs for dislocated programs or activities caused or necessitated by projects on the Bond Project List are permissible bond expenditures. 

The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Necessary site preparation, grading or restoration may occur in connection with acquisition of property, new construction, modernization, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of modular classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads and acquiring any necessary easements, leases, licenses or rights of way to the property.

SECTION IV: ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

No Teacher or Administrator Salaries. Proceeds from the sale of Bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities on the Bond Project List, including the furnishing and equipping of said school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for said school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Section 15100 of the California Education Code, and all the enumerated purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose.

Other Terms of the Bonds. The bonds may be issued and sold in several series, and in accordance with a financing plan determined by the Board of Trustees pursuant to requirements of law. When sold, the bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate and with a term not exceeding the statutory maximum. Furthermore, the weighted average maturity of each issue of bonds will not exceed 120 percent (120%) of the average reasonably expected economic life of the projects financed by the bonds, consistent with federal tax law. Bond funds may be used to reimburse the District for Bond Project List expenditures incurred prior to the election and bond issuance, in accordance with federal tax law.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District, nor are the summary estimates, if any, provided in the Ballot Label. The actual tax rates, debt service and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

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

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