Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/12/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: Special, Legal, and Discussion Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 10.5 Receive a report and update from Fieldman Rolapp & Associates and Clifford Moss, LLC on the District's communication and outreach efforts for a potential 2020 bond election, and approve resolution 2019-20-13 ordering an election and establishing specifications of the election order.
Strategic Plan Reference:
Organizational Core Value #3: We believe commitment from students, home, school, and community is vital to student success.
Policy:
Attachment Supporting Materials: Resolution 2019-20-13 with exhibits
File Attachment:
Resolution 2019-20-13 with exhibits.pdf
Summary: The resolution before the Board calls an election within the District on March 3, 2020 for the purpose of approving general obligation bonds, requests that the Riverside County Registrar of Voters conduct the election on behalf of the District, and authorizes the preparation of election materials, including ballot arguments and tax rate statement, to be included in the ballot pamphlet.

State law requires the Board of Trustees to order school district bond elections. The Registrar of Voters will conduct the election on behalf of the District, including publishing all required notices. This resolution meets the statutory requirements for describing the projects to be funded with the proceeds of the bonds, which are included as Exhibit B to the resolution. A 75-word summary of the measure, as it will appear on the ballot, is also included in the resolution as Exhibit A. The resolution also authorizes the preparation and filing of a tax rate statement, which must be included in the ballot pamphlet and describes the anticipated rates of tax throughout the life of the bond issue. The resolution also authorizes, but does not commit, the Board and/or individual members of the Board to prepare and sponsor a ballot argument in support of the bond measure. No more than five (5) persons may sign the ballot argument.

This election will be called under constitutional and statutory provisions that require fifty-five percent (55%) voter approval, and certain accountability requirements, including annual independent financial and performance audits of how funds are spent, and the formation of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Following adoption, the resolution (including the signed tax rate statement) must be delivered to the Registrar of Voters and the Board of Supervisors. State law requires that 2/3rd of a school board support the resolution calling an election requiring 55% voter approval. At least four (4) Board members must vote “Yes” in order to call the election.
Fiscal Impact/Source: None
Recommendation: The administration recommends the Board of Trustees of the Beaumont Unified School District receive a report and update from Fieldman Rolapp & Associates and Clifford Moss, LLC on the District's communication and outreach efforts for a potential 2020 bond election, and approve resolution 2019-20-13 ordering an election and establishing specifications of the election order.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lisa Hendrix - Facilities Coordinator
Signed By:
Penni Harbauer - Assistant Superintendet
Signed By:
Terrence Davis - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member David Sanchez Moved, Member Brian Sylva seconded to approve the Original motion 'The administration recommends the Board of Trustees of the Beaumont Unified School District receive a report and update from Fieldman Rolapp & Associates and Clifford Moss, LLC on the District''s communication and outreach efforts for a potential 2020 bond election, and approve resolution 2019-20-13 ordering an election and establishing specifications of the election order.'. The vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
   
Janelle Poulter     Yes
Susie Lara     Yes
David Sanchez     Yes
Brian Sylva     Yes