On March 9, the filed papers to put an measure up for voter approval on June 5. Funds will be earmarked for repairs, improvements, upgrades and rehabilitation projects at District schools.
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Read on for a summary of the measure. To read the full text submitted to the San Mateo County elections office, click on the PDF document to the media box at right.
TAX BOND BALLOT MEASURE SUMMARY
The District estimates that property owners would pay $45 per $100,000 of the assessed value of their property (taken during fiscal year 2012-2013 and fiscal year 2022-2023).
The bond would go towards District schools as follows:
- Replacing leaky roofs
- Safety repairs and upgrades to school facilities (e.g. heating, cooling and plumbing systems; playground equipment)
- Equip classrooms with 21st technology (e.g. computers, LCD projectors, laser printers, servers)
- Capital improvement to energy, water and utility systems (e.g. installing solar panels, renovating restrooms, replacing and renovating the pool at Half Moon Bay High School, consolidating or relocating District administrative offices to improve efficienty and save money)
Bond proceeds will not be allowed to fund District administrative salaries.
Implementing measures of accountability would be required if the bond passed, including an independent citizens' oversight committee established by the Board of Education within 60 days, as well as an annual performance and financial audit. A report with the Board of Education each January would also have to be filed listing the status of monies received and expended from bond proceeds, as well as the status of projects funded with proceeds.
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