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Special District

Sunol Glen Unified School District
Measure O - 55% Approval Required

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Election Results


227 votes yes (50.56%)

222 votes no (49.44%)

100% of precincts reporting (15/15).

To improve the quality of education facilities; renovate electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems; repair/replace leaky roofs; and construct a multi-purpose room and technology, engineering, and math lab; shall Sunol Glen Unified School District's measure be adopted authorizing the issuance of $9,500,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, generating on average $535,972 annually as long as bonds are outstanding, at rates of approximately 5.9 cents per $100 assessed value, with annual audits, citizens' oversight, and no money for salaries?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

Impartial analysis / Proposal

County Counsel



Measure O (“Measure”), a Sunol Glen Unified School District (“District”) bond measure, seeks voter approval to authorize the District to issue and sell bonds of up to $9,500,000 in aggregate principal amount at interest rates not to exceed the legal limits.

Pursuant to provisions of the California Constitution and the California Education Code, if 55% of those who vote on the Measure vote “yes,” the District will be authorized to issue bonds in the amount noted above. Approval of this Measure will authorize a levy on the assessed value of taxable property within the District by an amount needed to pay the principal and interest on these bonds in each year that the bonds are outstanding.

If approved, the District’s best estimates of the property tax rates required to be levied to fund the bond issue are as follows: the average annual tax rate estimate and highest tax rate estimates are $0.059 per $100 ($59 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year anticipated to collect the tax is 2054/55, and the total debt service estimate to repay all of the bonds (including principal and interest) is $19,295,001.

California Education Code Section 15100 restricts the use of the proceeds from the bond sale to items such as building school buildings, improving school grounds, supplying school buildings and grounds with equipment, and the acquisition of real property for school facilities. In addition, proceeds may only be used for the projects listed in the Measure and not for any other purpose, such as teacher and administrator salaries.

This Measure, printed in full in this sample ballot, provides that its proceeds will fund certain types of projects at District sites. Those projects include, but are not limited to: replacing or repairing roofs; replacing or upgrading infrastructure; and renovating or replacing plumbing and sewer systems.

Certain accountability measures apply, such as establishing a building fund to deposit the proceeds of the bonds. To ensure that the proceeds are expended only on the school facilities projects listed in the Measure, it provides for an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee, an annual independent performance audit, and an annual independent financial audit. Finally, the Superintendent shall file a report no later than January 1 of each year stating the amount of the bond funds collected and expended and the status of any projects listed in the Measure.

This Measure is placed on the ballot by the governing board of the District.

DONNA R. ZIEGLER County Counsel


The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure O, which is printed in full in this sample ballot pamphlet. If you desire an additional copy of the Measure, please call the Elections Official's office at (510) 272-6933 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. You may also access the full text of the Measure on the Alameda County website at the following address:

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

Argument in Favor of Measure O

Sunol Glen Unified School District


Sunol -Glen school is one of the most important assets in our community and should be a top priority. From higher achieving students, to increased property values, to greater neighborhood safety, quality schools make a difference. Our teachers and staff do an excellent job educating our children, but many classrooms and school facilities in Sunol Glen Unified School District are outdated and inadequate to provide students with the school facilities they need to succeed. Although our neighborhood school has been well maintained over the years, it's aging. Sunol Glen School was first built nearly 95 years ago, with major additions in the 1950s and 1990s. The outdated school needs significant classroom, facilities, and infrastructure improvements to maintain the quality of education. Furthermore, the school is used extensively by local residents. By improving our school, we can meet today's safety, technology, and educational standards and better our community.

Measure O will upgrade and renovate local Sunol Glen classrooms and school facilities including:

Repairing or replacing leaky roofs

Replacing or upgrading aging infrastructure including electrical, plumbing, and sewer systems

Constructing a new lab for technology, engineering, and math programs

Preserving and renovating the main school building, which was constructed in 1925

Making health, safety and security improvements

Replacing the 1950's cafeteria with a multipurpose room for school and community use

Measure O makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.

All funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State.

By law, an independent citizens' oversight committee must annually audit and review spending.

Funds can only be spent to improve our local schools, not for teacher or administrative salaries.

Measure Q. upgrades and repairs old, inadequate classrooms arid facilities, improves the education of local children, and maintains the quality of our community. That's something we can all support. Please join us and VOTE YES ON MEASURE 0 !

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Rev. 12/4/2019

More information

News (2)

Sunol Glen Sends Bond Onto Ballot — January 30, 2020 The Independent
Sunol Glen voting on $9.5M School Bond Measure — January 21, 2020 Pleasanton Weekly
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Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure O

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