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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure AB
Building For Student Success Improvement
Bonita Unified School District

School Bond - 55% Approval Required

Pass: 17,218 / 60.82% Yes votes ...... 11,090 / 39.18% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (47/47)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Full Text

To provide a healthy learning environment, improve student health and safety, shall Bonita Unified School District issue $83,560,000 in bonds at legal rates to construct, improve, equip schools, technology, water and electrical, utilities, HVAC and solar energy systems, multipurpose classrooms, grounds, fields and facilities, including upgrading gyms, equipment, and non-compliant tracks, and completing necessary upgrades to athletic facilities, with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight, and no money for administrators’ salaries?

Impartial Analysis from Raymond G. Fortner Jr.
County Counsel
Approval of Measure AB would authorize the Bonita Unified School District (“District”) to issue general obligation bonds, the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $83,560,000.

Funds received from the sale of the bonds shall be used for the specific purposes set forth in this Measure including upgrading learning and physical activities environments, providing facilities that promote health and safety, upgrading and providing school fields, courts, and tracks that are safe for student use and efficiently maintainable, providing comparable physical education facilities and upgrading utility systems by installing solar energy panels. No funds may be used for any other purpose including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

As required by law, the Board of Education (“Board”) of the District has adopted a list of the specific school facilities projects to be funded by the sale of the bonds. The Board will cause annual independent financial and performance audits, and the appointment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee, to ensure that funds received from the sale of bonds will have been expended only on the specific projects listed.

The bonds would be issued and sold at an interest rate not to exceed the maximum rate allowed by Education Code sections 15140 through 15143 as modified by Government Code section 53531. The maturity of any bonds issued pursuant to Education Code section 15264 et seq. shall not exceed twenty five (25) years, and bonds issued per Education Code section 53506 shall not exceed forty (40) years, and would be repaid by a property tax levied on the real property located within the District. The tax rate levied as a result of approval of this measure shall not exceed the Proposition 39 limits per $100,000 of taxable property in the District.

This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.

NOTICE TO VOTERS: Approval of Measure AB does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Bonita Unified School District that are the subject of bonds under Measure AB will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure AB. 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.

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Bonita Unified School District
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