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Local Bond Information

Bond Oversight Committee Members
 
Leticia Trujillo, President
Humberto Gomez, Vice President
Kathleen Reyes, Secretary
Lizbeth Garcia, Citizens at Large
Ampelia Santillan, Senior Citizen Organization
 
Measure H
Series A
2019
Series B
2020
Series C
2023
Total Bond Proceeds
$ 3.1 million $3.4 million $2.5 million $9 million
Series A & B funds have been used to improve and build district facilities which include:
•    Multi-Purpose Room at John C. Martinez Elementary( New Construction)
•    New HVAC units at Brletic Elementary Cafeteria
•    New HVAC Units at Chavez Elementary( 20 Classrooms)
•    New multi-purpose room at Cesar Chavez Elementary
•    Series C funds will be available in the year 2023 in the amount of 2.5 million dollars
To view Measure H and General Obligation Bond Overview Presentation click here
 
 
Measure D

 

Series A
2020
Series B
2022
Series C
2025
Total Bond Proceeds
$ 4 million $ 3 million $ 4 million $ 11 million
•    These are funds that will be used to improve our district buildings and facilities
•    Currently, the district has access to series A funds in the amount of $4 million and 1.6 million has been designated for the Parlier High School Medical Center for Technical and Professional Education Building
•    The district will be able to access the remaining funds in the years shown above in the chart which is in 2022 & 2025
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Measure D
 
What is Measure D?
Measure D is an $11.0 million general obligation (G.O.) bond program. This measure is intended to address the needs of the student population through modernization and renovation projects at the District’s seven schools.
 
What is a General Obligation (G.O.) bond?
G.O. bonds fund projects such as the renovation of existing classrooms and school facilities, as well as construction of new schools and classrooms. Similar to a home loan, G.O. bonds are typically repaid over 25 to 30 years. The loan repayment comes from a tax on all taxable property - residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial - located within the District’s boundaries.
 
Why is the District placing Measure D on the ballot?
Our schools are outdated and upgrades and renovations need to be made. Although we passed Measure H two years ago, our work is far from done. Aging classrooms and facilities must be upgraded since many do not meet 21st century standards. A local school improvement measure would allow the District to improve the quality of the school facilities and education provided to local students.
 
Why can’t the District meet its facilities needs with its current budget?
Today, the scope of improvements needed at the Parlier Unified School District is far more than the current funding sources available. The per-pupil funding which the District receives from the state is intended to be used for the day-to-day business of educating children and not the cost of upgrading, modernizing, and repairing facilities.
 
How did the District come up with the project list for Measure D?
Over the last several months with input from staff, teachers, parents, and community leaders, the District has prepared a School Facilities Needs Analysis. The Needs Analysis identifies the major repairs and upgrades that need to be made. Specific types of projects identified include:
• Modernizing and renovating outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
• Constructing new facilities to reduce student overcrowding
• Repairing or replacing outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
• Repairing or replacing leaky roofs; and
• Replacing temporary portables with permanent classrooms
 
What will the passage of Measure D mean for our students and the community?
Measure D will provide our students with a better learning environment by making repairs and upgrades to existing classrooms and school facilities; many of which are also used and available to the community.
 
What will happen if Measure D does not pass?
If Measure D does not pass, our classrooms and school facilities will continue to deteriorate. In addition, funds that would otherwise go to classroom instruction will be needed to make critical safety repairs and improvements at each school. Major repairs will need to be postponed and as a result will potentially be more expensive to make.
 
What will Measure D cost?
The tax rate per property owner is estimated to be $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation per year. (Do not confuse assessed valuation with market value. Assessed valuations are the value placed on property by the County and are lower than market values). Check your property tax statement for your current assessed valuation.
 
How can I be sure that funds will be spent on improving our local schools?
By law, all funds have to be spent locally and cannot be taken by the state. Furthermore, an independent citizens’ oversight committee will be established to ensure that bond funds are properly spent. Also, by law, there must be annual audits and no bond money can be used for teacher or administrative salaries.
 
Download FAQ handout here.
 
 
 
 
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