Voter Guide for November 8, 2016

Presidential General Election

WINTERS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Measure D


WINTERS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
MEASURE D
TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Winters Joint Unified School
District (the "District") on November 8, 2016 to authorize
the sale of up to $17,000,000 in general obligation bonds.
The following information is submitted in compliance with
Sections 9400-9404 of the California Elections Code.
1. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required
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 $.06000 per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of
assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.
2. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required
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 $.06000 per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of
assessed valuation in fiscal year 2022-23.
3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would
be required to fund this bond issue, based on estimated
assessed valuations available at the time of filing this
statement, is $.06000 per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of
assessed valuation. This vote is projected to apply in each
fiscal year that the bonds are outstanding.
4. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt
service, including the principal and interest, that would be
required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold
will be approximately $37,200,000.
These estimates are based on projections derived from
information obtained from official sources. The actual
tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary
depending on the timing of bond sales, the amount of
bonds sold at each sale and actual increases in assessed
valuations. The timing of the bond sales and the amount
of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by
the needs of the District. Actual assessed valuations will
depend upon the amount and value of taxable property
within the District as determined in the assessment and
the equalization process.
/s/ Todd Cutler
Superintendent
Winters Joint Unified School District

 



 


WINTERS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
MEASURE D
IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY YOLO COUNTY COUNSEL

Measure D, a Winters Joint Unified School District
(�District�) bond measure, seeks voter approval to
authorize the District to issue seventeen million dollars
($17,000,000.00) of general obligation bonds at legal rates.
The primary purpose of the bonds is to finance school
facilities projects as specified in the measure.
Pursuant to California Constitution Section 18 of
Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA and California
Education Code Section 15274, this measure will become
effective upon the affirmative vote of at least 55% of the
qualified electors voting on this measure.
California Education Code Section 15100 restricts the
use of the proceeds from the bonds sale to items such
as building school buildings, improving school grounds,
supplying school buildings and grounds with equipment,
and the acquisition of real property for school facilities. In
addition, proceeds may only be used for the projects listed
in the measure. This measure provides that its proceeds
will fund projects outlined in the measure (reproduced in
the sample ballot pamphlet) that include, but are not limited
to: modernize, renovate and/or construct classrooms,
restrooms, cafeterias, and other school facilities including
Winters High School; make health, safety and handicapped
accessibility improvements; and upgrade P.E. fields and
facilities for school and community use. Proceeds may
not be used for any other purpose, such as administrator
salaries.
If 55% of those who vote on the measure vote �yes�,
the District will be authorized to issue bonds in the amount
of seventeen million dollars ($17,000,000.00). Approval of
this measure will authorize a levy on the assessed value of
taxable 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 Measure D in this sample
ballot pamphlet rel ects the District�s best estimates,
based upon currently available data and projections, of
the property tax rates required to service the bonds. The
best estimate of the tax rate required to be levied to fund
the bonds is 6 cents per $100.00 of assessed valuation,
or $60.00 per $100,000.00 of assessed valuation. That
estimate applies during the first fiscal year (2017-2018)
after the sale of the first series of bonds, during the first
fiscal year (2022-2023) after the sale of the last series of
bonds, and at the highest tax rate. The best estimate of
the total debt service, including principal and interest,
that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are
issued and sold is $37,200,000.00.
The Board of Trustees (“Board”) will establish an
independent citizens' oversight committee to ensure that
bond proceeds are spent for the projects listed in the
measure. The Board will conduct annual, independent
performance and financial audits.
If 55% of those voting on this measure do not vote
for approval, the measure will fail and the District will not
be authorized to issue the bonds.
This measure is placed on the ballot by the governing
board of the District.
Dated: July 21, 2016.
/s/ PHILIP J. POGLEDICH, COUNTY COUNSEL
By: HOPE P. WELTON, SENIOR DEPUTY
The above statement is an impartial analysis of
Measure D. If you desire a copy of the Measure, please
call the Yolo County Elections at (530) 666-8133 or
(800) 649-9943, or call the Solano County Registrar of
Voters at (707) 784-6675 or (888) 933-8683 and a copy
will be mailed at no cost to you. The full text of the
Measure may also be viewed online at: http://www.
yoloelections.org/voting/sample-ballots.

 


WINTERS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE D
Everyone knows the importance and value of having
quality schools. From higher achieving students, to greater
neighborhood safety and improved property values, quality
schools make a difference. While our teachers and staff
do their best in educating our children, many classrooms
and school facilities at the Winters Joint Unified School
District are outdated and inadequate to provide students
with the facilities they need to succeed. This is why our
students need your YES vote on Measure D!
Although we passed Measure R two years ago, our work
is not done. Aging classrooms and facilities must be
upgraded since many do not meet 21st century standards.
Measure D would allow the District to improve our schools
and the quality of education provided to local students.
By investing in our schools, we can meet today's safety,
technological, and educational standards and better our
community.
If passed, Measure D will provide funding to make facility
improvements at local Winters schools by:
• Modernizing/renovating outdated classrooms,
restrooms and school facilities
• Constructing new classrooms at Winters High
• Making health, safety and handicapped
accessibility improvements
• Upgrading P.E. fields and facilities for school and
community use
• Repairing or replacing leaky roofs
Measure D 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
schools, not for teacher or administrator salaries.
Measure D upgrades and renovates old and inadequate
school facilities, improves the education of local students,
and maintains the quality of our community. That's
something we can all support. Please join us and VOTE YES ON MEASURE D!
/s/ Cecilia Aguiar-Curry/Mayor, City of Winters
/s/ John R. Graf/Former Winters JUSD Supt
/s/ Michael Martin/Farmer, Solano CC Trustee
/s/ John Pickerel/Owner, Buckhorn Restaurant
/s/ R. Craig McNamara/Pres., Sierra Orchards

 



 



 



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