Grossmont Union High School District

Ballot Statement

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To upgrade East County high school classrooms/labs/facilities; repair aging roofs, plumbing/electrical systems; modernize technology infrastructure; improve student safety/security; replace deteriorated portables; construct new school facilities to accommodate growth; and renovate career-training facilities for instruction in science, technology, engineering, math and skilled trades; shall Grossmont Union High School District issue $128,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight, annual audits, no funding for administrator salaries, and all money benefiting East County high schools?
Tax Rate Statement

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An election will be held in the Grossmont Union High School District (the “District”) on November 8, 2016, to authorize the sale of up to $128,000,000 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 over time. 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 9404 of the California Elections Code.
 
1. The best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.01085 per $100 ($10.85 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.
 
2. The best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.01085 per $100 ($10.85 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2020-21.
 
3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.01085 per $100 ($10.85 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2020-21.
 
4. 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 $256,162,445.
 
The estimated rates presented above apply only to the taxes levied to pay bonds authorized by this measure. Additional taxes will be levied to pay bonds issued pursuant to prior and future authorizations. 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 actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply, and the actual total debt service, may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and 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: August 4, 2016.
 
Timothy Glover
Superintendent of Grossmont
Union High School District
 
STATEMENT REQUIRED BY EDUCATION CODE SECTION 15122.5
Approval of Measure BB does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Grossmont Union High School District that are the subject of bonds under Measure BB will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure BB. The school 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.
 
 
 
Bond Authorization

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By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the Grossmont Union High School District (the “District”) shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to
$128,000,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed under the heading entitled “BOND PROJECT LIST” below (the “Bond Project List”), subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below.
 
 
Accountability Safeguards

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The provisions in this section are specifically included in this proposition in order that the voters and taxpayers of the District may be assured that their money will be spent to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Sections 15264 and following of the California Education Code (the “Education Code”).
 
Evaluation of Needs. The Governing Board of the District (the “Board”) adopted a 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan in July 2010 and Bond Program Review Recommendations in November 2012 and February 2015 which was further updated with a 2016 Facilities Needs Assessment that evaluates and addresses all of the facilities needs of the District at each campus and facility, and to determine which projects to finance from a local bond at this time. The Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List.
 
Limitations on Use of Bonds. Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.
 
Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. In connection with Proposition H and Proposition U, the Board established an independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (pursuant to Education
Code Section 15278 and following), to ensure bond proceeds are spent only for the school facilities projects approved by such propositions. Upon approval of this measure, the Governing Board shall designate the District’s existing Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to ensure bond proceeds from
this measure are spent only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List incorporated in this measure. In accordance with Section 15282 of the Education Code, the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee consists of at least seven members and shall include a member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District, a member active in a senior citizens’ organization, a member active in a bonafide taxpayers’ organization, a member that is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District, and a member that is both a
parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent teacher organization. No employee or official of the District and no vendor, contractor or consultant of the District shall be appointed to the citizens’ oversight committee.
 
Annual Performance Audits. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. These audits shall be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States for performance audits. The results of these audits shall be made publicly available and shall be submitted to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee in accordance with Section 15286 of the Education Code.
 
Annual Financial Audits. The Board shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. These audits shall be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States for financial audits. The results of these audits shall be made publicly available and shall be submitted to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee in accordance with Section 15286 of the Education Code.
 
Special Bond Proceeds Account; Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this proposition and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board shall take actions necessary to establish an account in which
proceeds of the sale of bonds will be deposited. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Deputy Superintendent, Business Services of the District shall cause a report to be filed with the Board no later than December 31 of each year, commencing December 31, 2017, stating (a) the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in the immediately preceding fiscal year, and (b) the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. The report may relate to the calendar year, fiscal year, or other appropriate annual period as the Superintendent of the District shall determine, and may be incorporated into the annual budget, audit, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.
 
 
 
Project List

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The Bond Project List below describes the specific projects the Grossmont Union High School District is authorized to finance with proceeds of the bonds. The inclusion of a project on the Bond Project List is not a guarantee that a project will be funded or completed. Listed projects will be funded and completed at the Board’s discretion and according to Board established priorities. In considering whether a project will be funded and completed the Board shall consider factors, including whether enrollment justifies a project, whether the funding and completion of a project is in the best interest of the District, and the ability of the District to support the project financially when completed. Thus, neither the order in which such projects appear on the Bond Project List nor the fact that a project is listed is an indication that a project will be funded or completed. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed. In addition, certain construction funds expected from non-bond sources, including State grant funds for eligible projects, have not yet been secured. Until all project costs and funding sources are known, the Board cannot determine the amount of bond proceeds available to be spent on each project, nor guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects. Completion of some projects may be subject to further government approvals by State officials
and boards, to local environmental review, and to input from the public. All authorized repairs shall be capital expenditures. The Bond Project List does not authorize non-capital repairs. The Board may make changes to the Bond Project List in the future consistent with the projects specified in the proposition.
 
PART ONE:
Site Discretionary Funds. Each existing comprehensive high school, Chaparral High School/IDEA, and Special Education Academies will be allocated $100 per student (based upon fiscal year 2016-17 enrollment) of bond proceeds (as “site discretionary funds”) to be spent on qualified, permitted projects listed in this Part One of the Bond Project List.
 
Specific Projects. Unless otherwise noted, the following projects are authorized to be completed at each of the District’s school sites:
 
School Improvements to Support Student Health, Safety & Security
  • Improve safety of student drop-off and pick-up areas, parking, and pedestrian and
    vehicular circulation
  • Provide school site security improvements, including increased lighting, and
    vandalism and intrusion safeguards
  • Upgrade and install classroom ventilation or air conditioning
  • Improve and install student physical education and instructional support areas, including tracks, fields, courts, pools, gyms and spectator facilities
  • Construct or improve shade structures
  • Improve school site front entrance
Projects to Improve School Accessibility; Code Compliance Upgrades
  • Repair and renovate or expand student restrooms
  • Upgrade and expand student food service areas and kitchens to meet increased standards
  • Repair and renovate physical education facilities and fields for accessibility and safety
  • Repair and replace aging and obsolete portable classrooms
  • Improve accessibility for people with disabilities and comply with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Title 24
  • Improve school site signage
  • Improve facilities to comply with Title IX requirements
School Improvements to Support Student Learning & Instruction
  • Provide up-to-date classroom and instructional technology required for 21st century student learning and teaching
  • Provide facilities for one-stop student support and college prep
  • Upgrade and expand classrooms, labs, and specialized facilities for career and
    vocational technology programs
  • Provide and improve classrooms, labs, and specialized facilities for career technical education programs
Major Building Systems Repair and Replacement
  • Complete major repair and renovation projects as indicated:
    • Repair and replace deteriorating plumbing and underground sewer systems
    • Repair and replace aging, leaky roofs and drains
    • Repair and replace outdated, inefficient heating, ventilation and air cooling systems
    • Upgrade electrical capacity and repair aging wiring to support instructional technology
    • Repair and restore classroom and building interior and exterior finishes and fixtures
    • Repair and replace inadequate temporary classrooms, school buildings or sites with cost-effective permanent construction
PART TWO:
Unless otherwise noted, the following projects are authorized to be completed at the following school sites:
GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL
  • Demolish deteriorated classrooms and build new academic classrooms
  • Modernize 76-year old classroom building
  • Provide job training teaching spaces
  • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college
    preparation
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for
    improved safety/security
  • Rehabilitate 80-year old gym
  • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group
    instruction/events
  • Demolish and replace cafeteria/kitchen
  • Renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including
    gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structure
HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
  • Modernize career job training classrooms
  • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
  • Improve technology and classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college
    preparation
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for
    improved safety/security
  • Create college/career education and counseling center
  • Renovate school spaces to improve access for student support services
  • Repair and renovate school cafeteria
  • Modernize boys and girls physical education and instructional support spaces,
    including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
  • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and the school Library/Media
    Center
  • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group
    instruction/events
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, lighting and
    covered walkways for improved safety/security
  • Provide new teaching/learning spaces for associated student body
  • Renovate school spaces to improve one-stop access for student support services
  • Modernize cafeteria and kitchen
  • Modernize boys and girls physical education teaching spaces and support areas,
    including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
MOUNT MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL
  • Renovate science classrooms
  • Modernize career job training classrooms, including for graphic design,
    cosmetology, and maker spaces
  • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college
    preparation
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group
    instruction/events
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting
    for improved safety/security
  • Improve vehicle access to campus—including pick-up, drop-off zones, driveways,
    hardscapes, etc.
  • Construct school spaces to improve one-stop access for student support services
  • Renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas, including
    gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
EL CAPITAN HIGH SCHOOL
  • Modernize career job training classrooms for construction program
  • Improve technology in classrooms, student support areas, computer labs,
    language programs, library and classrooms for college preparation facilities
  • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Create college/career education and counseling center and one-stop access for
    student support
  • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group
    instruction/events
  • Repair roofs, walkways and shade structures
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting
    for improved safety/security
  • Install new traffic signals and provide circulation improvement for student safety
  • Modernize and expand physical education spaces, fields, team rooms,
    classrooms, pool and support areas
GRANITE HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • Repair/renovate/upgrade Library Media Center and Learning Center including
    adding new computer technology labs
  • Improve technology/equipment in classrooms, labs, and classrooms for college
    preparation
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Renovate spaces for band, choral, black box and theater to increase options for
    large group instruction/events
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting
    for improved safety/security
  • Construct new physical education teaching stations and support areas
  • Demolish and construct a new food service facility
MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
  • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs and the school media
    center/library
  • Modernize career job training classrooms
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility to increase options for large group
    instruction/events
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras, and lighting
    for improved safety/security
  • Renovate school spaces to improve one-stop access for student support services
  • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas,
    including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL
  • Modernize career job training classrooms and facilities
  • Improve technology in classrooms, computer labs, and classrooms for college
    preparation
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Construct new joint-use multipurpose facility and support spaces to increase
    options for large group instruction/events
  • Renovate school spaces to improve one-stop access for students services and
    college prep support
  • Modernize administration and food service facilities
  • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas,
    including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
VALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL
  • Modernize career job training classrooms for automotive fields
  • Improve technology in classrooms, including for college preparation
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Construct new facility to support large group instruction/events
  • Reconfigure and renovate physical education teaching stations and support
    areas, including gymnasiums, pool, courts, fields and supporting structures
  • Construct a new physical education fitness facility
  • Modernize food services facilities
  • Replace portables with modern classroom buildings
WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • Provide light modernization of classrooms and student support spaces
  • Modernize career training facilities
  • Provide ADA upgrades
  • Renovate and modernize building systems, including heating, ventilation and
    air-conditioning systems
  • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas
  • Provide permanent water and sewer extensions to athletic fields
  • Construct new restrooms for faculty and students
STEELE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
  • Repair and renovate physical education teaching stations and support areas
  • Construct bleachers at athletic field
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for
    improved safety/security
CHAPARRAL HIGH SCHOOL/IDEA
  • Improve technology and lighting in classrooms, computer labs
  • Upgrade/replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning units with more energy
    efficient systems
  • Modernize classrooms and Learning Center and upgrade student and staff
    restroom facilities to meet current standards
  • Upgrade aging safety systems including fencing, security cameras or lighting for
    improved safety/security
  • Modernize and renovate physical education teaching stations, library and support
    areas
  • Construct new food services facility
  • Remove deteriorated portable classrooms to provide physical education field
    space
NEW HIGH SCHOOL—ALPINE/BLOSSOM VALLEY AREA
  • Site development including utilities and road extensions
  • Construct a new school to accommodate up to 800 students
SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITIES
At the following sites: ELITE Academy, REACH Academy, and MERIT Academy:
  • Improve teaching stations for special needs students
  • Upgrade and improve building systems, irrigation systems and grounds
  • Upgrade restroom and hygiene facilities
  • Construct shade structures
  • Construct new therapy pool
ADULT SCHOOLS
At the following sites: Health Occupation, Foothills Adult, and Adult Schools at El
Cajon Valley, Santana and Helix High Schools:
  • Renovate and modernize buildings, including siding, flooring and accessibility
    upgrades
  • Renovate building systems, including HVAC, electrical data, fire alarms, and
    security cameras
  • Renovate and improve grounds, including fencing, gates, walkways, irrigation and
    parking
DISTRICTWIDE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
At the following sites: Transportation Center, Network Operations Centers,
Maintenance and Operations Center and Jamacha Tech Support Facility and
Instructional Resource Center:
  • Replace temporary buildings with permanent buildings
  • Renovate, modernize and construct support facilities, including administrative and
    training spaces, bus garage, maintenance facility, food service and warehousing
    facilities and aquatics facility
  • Renovate, update and install building systems, including HVAC, fire alarms and
    security cameras
  • Renovate and modernize buildings, including siding, flooring and accessibility
    upgrades
  • Renovate and improve grounds, including fencing, gates, walkways, irrigation and
    parking
  • Remove hazardous materials
The Governing Board of the District has adopted the 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan and Bond Program Review Recommendations and received the updated 2016 Facilities Need Assessment for the Grossmont Union High School District, which includes a comprehensive list of all projects that may also be accomplished with proceeds from this bond measure. The District intends to fund the projects described herein using a combination of proceeds of the bonds and State matching funds. Construction of the projects described herein would qualify the District to receive approximately $40,000,000 from State matching funds and allow additional facilities to be renovated consistent with the adopted 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan, Bond Program Review Recommendations and 2016 Facilities Needs Assessment.
The 2009 Long Range Facilities Master Plan and 2016 Facilities Needs Assessment is on file at the District Office and may be amended from time to time by the Governing Board of the District as permitted by law. Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of the election and bond issuance, construction-related costs, such as project and construction management,
architectural, engineering, inspection and similar planning and testing costs, demolition and
interim housing costs, legal, accounting and similar fees, costs related to the independent annual
financial and performance audits, a contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs,
and other costs incidental to or necessary for completion of the listed projects (whether work is
performed by the District or by third parties), including:
  • Remove, dispose of, and otherwise remediate hazardous materials, including
    asbestos, lead, etc., where necessary;
  • Address unforeseen conditions revealed by construction/modernization (including
    plumbing or gas line breaks, dry rot, seismic, structural, etc.);
  • Other improvements required to comply with existing building codes, including the
    Field Act, Title IX, and access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    (ADA);
  • Necessary site preparation/restoration in connection with new construction,
    renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms,
    including ingress, egress, parking and student drop-off, traffic lights and
    mitigation; demolition of existing structures; removing, replacing, or installing
    irrigation, drainage, utility lines (gas, water, sewer, electrical, data and voice, etc.),
    trees and landscaping; relocating fire access roads; and acquiring any necessary
    easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property;
  • Rent or construct storage facilities and other space on an interim basis, as
    needed to accommodate construction materials, equipment, and personnel, and
    interim classrooms (including relocatables) for students and school functions or
    other storage for classroom materials displaced during construction;
  • Acquisition of any of the facilities on the Bond Project List through temporary
    lease or lease-purchase arrangements, or execute purchase option under a lease
    for any of these authorized facilities;
  • Furnishing and equipping of existing and newly-constructed, modernized or
    rehabilitated classrooms and facilities on an ongoing basis, including to replace
    worn, broken, or out-of-date furniture and equipment for all classrooms, athletic
    facilities and other facilities, as needed; and
  • Repair, upgrade, modify, expand, refinish, replace and construct site
    improvements, including off-street parking areas, pick-up/drop-off, signage, paths,
    sidewalks and walkways, canopies, hard courts (student play areas), athletic play
    fields, landscaping, irrigation, permanent athletic field equipment and facilities
    (including nets, basketball standards, goals and goalposts, backstops), field
    lighting, etc.
FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS
 
Joint-Use Projects. The District may enter into agreements with the City of La Mesa, City of El Cajon, City of Santee, City of Lemon Grove, County of San Diego, or other public agencies or nonprofit organizations for joint use of school facilities financed with the proceeds of the bonds in accordance with Education Code Section 17077.42 (or any successor provision). The District may seek State grant funds for eligible joint-use projects as permitted by law, and this proposition hereby specifies and acknowledges that bond funds will or may be used to fund all or a portion of the local share for any eligible joint-use projects identified in the Bond Project List or as otherwise permitted by California State regulations, as the Board shall determine.
 
Sustainability Standards. The Board has adopted guidelines for sustainable construction, and best practices for all future District building projects. These standards incorporate green building practices to reduce operating costs, reduce environmental impact, and increase building life and energy efficiency, while creating schools that are healthy, comfortable, well-lit and well equipped.
 
Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Education Code Section 15100, and all the enumerated purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds, and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose, pursuant to California Government Code Section 53410.
 
Other Terms of the Bonds. When sold, the bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum, and that interest shall be made payable at the time or times permitted by law. The bonds may be issued and sold in several series, and no bond shall be made to mature more than the statutory maximum number of years from the date borne by that bond.
 
Renovation/Modernization. For purposes of the Bond Project List, renovation and modernization projects, which may include deferred maintenance, are intended to restore the building systems and infrastructure, weather protections, finishes, and technology, or reallocate and reorganize space, to a condition that will provide a sustainable, functional educational and administrative environment for future years, comparable to new construction. Renovation projects may include, but are not limited to nor necessarily encompass, all of the following, depending upon the age, condition and needs of each particular school facility:
  • upgrade electrical, communication (including data and voice), fire alarm, and
    similar building systems as well as main power service and distribution, which
    may include active and passive solar power and heating system acquisition,
    installation and construction;
  • replace, repair or upgrade plumbing, piping and drainage systems, including gas
    and water supply, meters, water heating, and wastewater systems, plumbing
    fixtures and sinks, etc., within buildings and sites and to connect with city supply
    and drainage systems;
  • replace or modify aging heating, ventilation and air cooling systems with energyefficient
    heating and air cooling systems (HVAC), including installing energy
    management systems (EMS);
  • replace, modify, upgrade interior lighting and exterior safety/security lighting
    systems and fixtures, as necessary;
  • repair, modify and construct structural elements of the existing structure as
    necessary;
  • replace or repair aging roofs with similar materials or District standard materials;
  • replace, repair, install and construct, as necessary, interior spaces: walls, floor
    and ceiling finishes, doors, door locks, windows, cabinets and casework, and
    equipment attached to wall surfaces (including white boards, marker boards, tack
    boards, television mounts, scoreboards, fire extinguishers, kitchen
    cabinets/equipment, etc.);
  • upgrade, modify and construct restroom facilities;
  • comply, as necessary, with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX and
    Title 24 requirements;
  • refinish the exterior finishes of the school (including stucco, wood and metal trims,
    wood siding, paint, etc.); replace doors and windows;
  • modify, expand, separate, convert and construct school support areas, including
    staff work and lunch areas, to provide adequate, functional environments; and
  • modify, replace and construct functional components of altered or replaced
    building components (including rainwater leaders, fasciae, mansards, etc.).
For any project involving renovation, repair or rehabilitation of a building or the major portion of a building, the District shall be authorized to proceed with new replacement construction instead (including any necessary demolition), if the Governing Board determines that replacement and new construction is more practical than rehabilitation and renovation, considering the building’s age, condition, expected remaining life, comparative cost, and other relevant factors.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
All listed bond projects include the following as needed:
  • Removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint as needed.
  • Construction and/or installation of access improvements for disabled persons, as
    required by state and federal law.
  • Associated onsite and offsite development, demolition and other improvements
    made necessary by listed bond projects.
  • Planning, designing and providing temporary housing necessary for listed bond
    projects.
  • Purchase of any rights-of-way and/or easements made necessary by listed bond
    projects.
  • Acquisition of all or a portion of any school site or facility, or an interest therein,
    encumbered in order to finance or refinance the listed school projects.
The Bond Project List shall be considered a part of this ballot proposition, and shall be reproduced in any official document required to contain the full statement of the bond proposition.