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Humboldt County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Measure Y
Bond Issue
Jacoby Creek School District

55% Approval Required

Fail: 640 / 54.5% Yes votes ...... 534 / 45.5% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 4 11:42pm
Information shown below: Official Information | Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

To improve the quality of education with funding that cannot be taken by the State; make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements; modernize, upgrade and renovate outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; improve student access to modern technology, and replace aging temporary portables with permanent classrooms; shall the Jacoby Creek School District issue $2,500,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money used for teacher or administrative salaries?

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Impartial Analysis
The California Constitution allows school districts to borrow money by issuing bonds to pay for construction, repair, replacement, and acquisition of school facilities if 55 percent of the voters who vote on the measure approve the sale of the bonds. The Jacoby Creek Charter School District's Board of Trustees has called for an election and placed on the ballot the question of whether to issue bonds in the amount of $2.5 million for the purpose of construction, upgrades, and improvements at District school sites.

Money raised by bond sales can be used for the purposes and projects stated in the Bond Project List set forth in the Measure including health, safety, and handicapped accessibility improvements; modernization and renovation of classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities; improvement of student access to modern technology; and replacement of aging temporary portables with permanent classrooms, As required by state law, the District's Board has certified that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction, enrollment growth, and information technology needs in developing the project list.

If the Measure is approved, the District's Board will conduct annual, independent financial and performance audits to ensure that bond proceeds have been expended only on the projects on the Bond Project List. In addition, an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee will be established within sixty days of the entry of the election results on the Board's minutes. The proceeds of the bonds will be maintained in a separate account in the County Treasury, and the Board must receive an annual report on the status of projects undertaken and the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in that year.

Approval of this Measure will also authorize the District to levy an ad valorem tax on the assessed value of real 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. The Tax Rate Statement for the measure in this sample ballot pamphlet reflects the District's best estimates, based upon currently available data and projections, of the property tax rates required to service the bonds.

If 55% of the voters in the school district approve the Measure, the District will be authorized to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $2.5 million.

A no vote will disapprove the issuance of bonds and the tax levy for such bonded indebtedness.

Approval of the Measure does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the school district will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by the Measure. The 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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Arguments For Measure Y Arguments Against Measure Y
Our school is the most important asset in our community and should be our number one priority. From higher achieving students, to greater neighborhood safety and improved property values, quality schools make a difference. While our teachers and staff do a great job in educating our children, many classrooms and school facilities at the Jacoby Creek School District are outdated and inadequate to provide children with the facilities they need to succeed. This is why our children need your YES vote on Measure Y!

Although our elementary school has been well maintained over the years, aging classrooms and facilities must be upgraded since many do not meet 21st century standards. Measure Y would allow the District to improve our elementary school and the quality of education provided to children. By investing in our school, we can meet today's safety, technological, and educational standards and better our community.

If passed, Measure Y will provide funding to make facility improvements at Jacoby Creek School including:

  • Making health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements

  • Modernizing and renovating classrooms, restrooms and school facilities

  • Replacing aging temporary portables with permanent classrooms

  • Improving student access to computers and modern technology

  • Renovating outdated kitchen and food preparation areas

Measure Y makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.

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

  • By law, spending must be reviewed and annually audited by an independent citizens' oversight committee.

  • Funds can only be spent to improve our local elementary school, not for teacher or administrator salaries.

Measure Y upgrades and renovates old and inadequate school facilities, improves the education of children, and maintains the quality of our community. That's something we can all support. Please join us and VOTE YES ON MEASURE Y!

/s/Brenna Goodman, Owner of Goodman Wines and JCS Board Member

/s/Dayton Griffith, Retired Teacher

/s/Tony P. Lucchesi, President, Pacific Builders

/s/Kris Sundeen, Local Realtor

/s/Mark Lovelace, 3rd District Supervisor

No arguments against Measure Y were submitted.

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