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Special Board Meeting
Bonsall USD
April 26, 2018 6:00PM
Bonsall Community Center 31505 Old River Road Bonsall, CA 92003

1. Special Meeting Open Session
1.1. Roll Call and Establishment of a Quorum
1.2. Welcome to Guests and Pledge of Allegiance
1.3. Approval of Current Agenda
2. Public Comment
3. Adoption of Resolution 18-04-04 Ordering An Election, and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order
Speaker:
David Jones
Rationale:

The Board of Trustees (the “Board”) recognizes that our schools are vital community assets and is committed to providing classrooms to accommodate the growing student population in the Bonsall Unified School District (the “District”) and increasing student safety by constructing and maintaining quality educational facilities; and

The Board desires that all of the District’s campuses and classrooms be safe and secure so that students are protected by up to date facilities and systems; and

The Board has determined that school facilities within the District are insufficient to accommodate the growing student population and that the school facilities do not meet current safety standards; and

Whether or not residents within the District have school-age children, protecting the value of our homes, the quality of our schools and the quality of life in our community is a wise investment; and

The State of California (the “State”) is not providing the District with enough money for the District to adequately maintain its educational facilities and academic programs; and

The Board has concluded that the District’s only remedy to avoid the undermining of its educational programs is securing local funding that the State cannot take away; and

The Board has received information regarding the possibility of a local bond measure and its bonding capacity; and

A local measure will help provide funds that cannot be taken away by the State to upgrade aging schools, and prepare students for college and good jobs; and

Such measure will include mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent citizens’ oversight committee, mandatory audits to ensure funds are spent as promised and that no money is used for administrators’ salaries or pensions; and

The District will promote fair and open competition for all District construction projects so that all contractors and workers, whether union or non-union, are treated equally in the bidding and awarding of District contracts; and

The Board and District has solicited stakeholder and community input on school priorities from parents, teachers, staff, the community and civic leaders; and

On November 7, 2000, the voters of California approved the Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act (“Proposition 39”) which reduced the voter threshold for ad valorem tax levies used to pay for debt service on bonded indebtedness to 55% of the votes cast on a school district general obligation bond; and

Concurrent with the passage of Proposition 39, Chapter 1.5, Part 10, Division 1, Title 1 (commencing with Education Code Section 15264) (the “Act”) became operative and established requirements associated with the implementation of Proposition 39; and

The Board desires to make certain findings herein to be applicable to this election order and to establish certain performance audits, standards of financial accountability and citizen oversight that are contained in Proposition 39 and the Act; and

The Board desires to authorize the submission of a proposition to the District’s voters at an election to authorize the issuance of bonds to pay for certain necessary improvements and enhancements to District educational facilities; and

The Board hereby determines that, in accordance with Opinion No. 04-110 of the Attorney General of the State of California, the restrictions in Proposition 39 which prohibit any bond money from being wasted or used for inappropriate administrative salaries or other operating expenses of the District shall be strictly monitored by the District’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee; and

Pursuant to Education Code Section 15270, based upon a projection of assessed property valuation, the Board has determined that, if approved by voters, the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements of the bonds proposed to be issued will not exceed the Proposition 39 limits per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property.

 
Financial Impact:

Restricted general obligation bond funds of $38 million.


Attachments:
Reso 18-04-04 Bond
4. Public Comment on Closed Session Items
5. Adjourn to Closed Session
6. Closed Session
6.1. The Board will consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline, transfer or dismissal of employees (Gov Code 54957)
6.2. Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential Litigation: one (1) matter - (Gov Code 54956.9)
6.3. The Board will discuss its position regarding collective bargaining with the Bonsall Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association, Ch. #703 in order to direct the Superintendent as Chief Negotiator in the matter of BTA and CSEA contracts (BP/BB9321 & Gov Code 3549.1)
7. Report on Closed Session
8. Planning
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of Trustees is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Bonsall Community Center.

9. Adjournment
Disability Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, disability-related modifications, or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meetings of the District governing Board, please contact the district office at 760-631-5200 (31505 Old River Road, Bonsall). Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodation and accessibility to this meeting. Upon request, the District shall also make available this agenda and all other public records associated with the meeting in appropriate alternative formats for person with disabilities. ------ In compliance with Government code Section 54957.5, non-exempt written materials related to an item on this agenda that are distributed to the Board within 72 hours before the meeting will be made available for public inspection at the District office during normal business hours and on the District website [www.bonsallusd.com].

Published: April 24, 2018, 2:44 PM

The resubmit was successful.