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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure WS
School Improvement
Westside Union Elementary School District

School Bond - 55% Approval Required

Pass: 16,127 / 62.85% Yes votes ...... 9,533 / 37.15% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (38/38)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis |

To improve the quality of education; construct new elementary and middle schools to reduce overcrowding; upgrade and renovate outdated classrooms; increase student access to computers and modern technology; make health, safety and security improvements; and qualify the District for $72 million in State-matching grants, shall the Westside Union School District issue $63.5 million of bonds at legal interest rates, with no money for teacher or administrative salaries, and spending annually reviewed by an independent citizens’ oversight committee?

Impartial Analysis from Raymond G. Fortner, Jr.
County Counsel
Approval of Measure WS would authorize the Westside Union School District (“District”) to issue general obligation bonds, in an amount not to exceed $63,500,000.

Funds received from the sale of the bonds shall be used for the specific purposes set forth in this Measure including, constructing new elementary and middle schools; upgrading and renovating classrooms; increasing computers and modern technology; making health, safety, and security improvements. No funds may be used for teacher and administrator salaries or any other school operating expenses.

Independent performance and financial audits will be performed annually to ensure that the funds received from the sale of the bonds are expended as specified in the Measure. All bond expenditures will be monitored by an independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee to ensure that the funds are spent as specified.

The bonds shall bear or accrue interest at a rate not to exceed the legal maximum. The bonds shall mature and be paid no later than forty (40) years following their date of issuance. By issuing the bonds the District may be eligible to receive matching state funds.

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

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Westside Union School District
District Statistics
News and Analysis

Bond issue targets classroom crunch
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