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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
Distrito especial

Hemet Unified School District
Measure X - 55% Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

23,569 votos si (63.85%)

13,345 votos no (36.15%)

100% de distritos activos (85/85).

36,914 boletas electorales serán contadas.

To improve neighborhood school safety/security; upgrade academic, science, technology, engineering, math, vocational classrooms/labs; repair deteriorating plumbing, roofs, electrical systems; remove asbestos/lead paint; shall Hemet Unified School District issue $150 million in bonds at legal rates, an estimated 4.9 cents per $100 assessed value (averaging $10 million annually) while bonds are outstanding, under a no-tax-rate-increase financing plan, with citizen oversight, independent audits, and no money for Sacramento?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

The Board of Education (“Board”) of the Hemet Unified School District (“District”) by adopting Resolution No. 2575 (“Resolution”), elected to call an election pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution and Section 15100 and 15264 et seq. of the California Education Code to obtain authorization to issue and sell general obligation Bonds (“Bonds”) in the aggregate amount principal amount of one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000).

This Measure was placed on the ballot by the Board of the District.

The Bonds would be used by the District to improve neighborhood school safety and security, modernize and upgrade academic, science, technology, engineering, math, vocational classrooms and labs; repair deteriorating plumbing, roofs, and electrical systems, and remove asbestos/lead paint. The Bonds would not be used to fund the salaries, pensions or benefits of any board members, administrator, and/or teachers or for other school operating expenses.

If Measure W is approved, the Board of the District will appoint a citizens’ oversight committee, and conduct annual independent financial and performance audits to ensure that bond funds are spent only on the construction, modernization, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, furnishings and/or equipment, or the acquisition or lease of property for school facilities, and for no other purposes.

An ad valorem tax would be levied and collected on property within the boundaries of the District to pay the principal and interest on the Bonds. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate at this time is $0.049 per $100 per assessment (or $49 per $100,000) of assessed value.

The Resolution provides that the maximum interest rate on the Bonds will not exceed the maximum statutory interest and the maximum term of the Bonds, or any series thereof, will not exceed the maximum statutory term. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is $290,594,839.

Approval of Measure X does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the District, that are the subject of the Bonds under Measure X, will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure X. The District’s proposal for the project or projects assumes the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

For this Measure to be approved fifty-five percent (55%) of qualified voters who vote on the Measure must vote yes.

A “YES” vote on Measure “X” is a vote to allow the District to sell the Bonds and levy the necessary taxes to pay for the Bonds.

A “NO” vote on Measure “X” is a vote against allowing the District to sell the Bonds and levy the necessary taxes to pay for the Bonds.

By:           Ronak N. Patel, Deputy County Counsel

 

State Matching Funds information is provided at the request of the Hemet Unified School District pursuant to California Education Code Section 15122.5. Approval of Measure X does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Hemet Unified School District that are the subject of bonds under Measure X will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure X. 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.

Tax rate

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          An election will be held in the Hemet Unified School District (the “District”) on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to S150,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the proposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to issue the bonds in multiple series overtime, Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 through 9405 of the California Elections Code.

          1. The best estimate 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 filing of this statement, is 4.9 cents per $100 ($49 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which the tax to be levied to find this bond issue is anticipated to be collected is fiscal year 2047-48.

          2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to find this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 6 cents per $100 ($60 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2029- 30.

          3. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is approximately S290,594,839.

          Voters should note that estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County’s official tax rolls, not on the property’s market value, which could be more or less than the assessed value. In addition, taxpayers eligible for a property tax exemption, such as the homeowner’s exemption, will be taxed at a lower effective tax rate than described above. Certain taxpayers may also be eligible to postpone payment of taxes. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors 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 average annual tax rate, the highest tax rate and the year or years in which they will apply, and the actual total debt service, may vary from those presently estimated due to variations in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold, 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, including the legal limitations on bonds approved by a 55% affirmative vote. 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.

Dated: July 31, 2018

By:
Christi Barrett
Superintendent
Hemet Unified School District

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

WITHOUT raising your tax rate, VOTE YES on Measure X to continue repairing, renovating and improving Hemet USD schools. Our kids are worth it, and the need is great.

Our community has generously supported Hemet Unified schools in the past. But over time and with constant use, once again Hemet schools need attention. Several built in the 1950’s are now deteriorated and outdated. All need ongoing repairs, upgrades and technology improvements.

Meanwhile, as the concern for student safetygrows, a recent Northern California school shooting was thwarted and no children were killed because the school had security cameras, an emergency communication system, and door locks. We need these upgrades in Hemetto increase our built-in protections for students and teachers in the unlikely event of an outside threat.

Measure Xauthorizes a prudent plan to address these essentials.
VOTING YES will:

  • Improve campus safety and security
  • Renovate career-training facilities for science, technology, engineering, math and skilled trades
  • Repair deteriorated infrastructure - roofs, plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems
  • Modernize classrooms and labs to meet rising college admissions requirements
  • Construct school facilities to accommodate enrollment growth.

Taxpayer safeguards are MANDATORY. ALL funds STAY LOCAL. The State CANNOT take this funding away. Independent Citizens’ Oversight and annual audits ensure funds are spent properly. NO funds are allowed for administrators’ salaries or pensions.

Best of all, your tax rate WON’T increase. Measure X simply extends WITHOUT increasing the bond authorization voters approved in 2012. VOTING YES continues this locally controlled funding for Hemet USD schools, keeping your tax rate flat.

Whether or not you have school-age children, Measure X is a wise investment. That’s why parents, teachers, community leaders, and residents throughout Hemet, ldyllwild, Anza and surrounding communities are VOTING YES.

Please - make your vote count, for our children and our community.

VOTE YES on Measure X.

www.YesonXforHemetSchools.com

By:

Ted Smith, Retired HUSD Principal, Lifelong Hemet Resident

Krystyne Gray, Vice President Interfaith Council, 41 year Hemet Resident

Ryan Packman, 5th Grade Teacher, Whittier Elementary & HUSD Parent

Gisela Gosch, Community Leader & Former School Board Member

 

Bruce Wallis, Retired Attorney, Civic Leader

Argumento EN CONTRA

NO MEASURE FILED AGAINST MEASURE "X"

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