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Los Angeles County, CA June 6, 2000 Election
Measure A

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

General Obligation Bond Measure

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To bring all Hacienda La Puente Unified School District schools into compliance with current building safety/health codes, repair/renovate school facilities, build needed classrooms, libraries, and science labs, by funding projects described in the District's bond plan, including asbestos removal, ventilation and fire alarm systems, upgrades, and installation of wiring for technology in classrooms and libraries, shall Hacienda La Puente Unified School District issue $100,000,000 of bonds at interest rates within the legal limit, with annual audits, and qualify for $56,000,000 in state grants?
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Impartial Analysis from Lloyd W. Pellman, County Counsel
Approval of Measure A would authorize the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District to incur up to $100,000,000 in bonded indebtedness.

Funds received from the sale of the bonds would be used for the acquisition and improvement of real property, including bringing schools into compliance with current building, safety and health codes, repairing and renovating school facilities, building classrooms, libraries and science laboratories, removing asbestos, upgrading ventilation and fire alarm systems, installing wiring for technology in classrooms and libraries, and making the District eligible for $56,000,000 in state grants. Annual audits will be conducted on expenditures.

The bonds would be issued and sold at an interest rate not to exceed the statutory maximum, and would be repaid over a period not to exceed forty (40) years by a property tax levied upon real property located within the District.

This measure requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote for passage.

Notice to Voters: Approval of Measure A does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District that are the subject of bonds under Measure A will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure A. 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.

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Arguments For Measure A
Our students deserve your 'Yes' vote on Measure A. Our schools are 30-60 years old. They need major repairs and upgrades to effectively educate our community's children and protect our property values.

Measure A will allow our District to qualify to receive $56 million in state grants. Otherwise, these funds will go to other school districts that do pass local bonds. Measure A allows our community to keep our state tax dollars at home.

Measure A will fund repairs, upgrades and safety improvements at every school including:

  • Remove remaining asbestos in classrooms
  • Repair and replace heating/ventilation systems
  • Upgrade fire and emergency alarm systems
  • Upgrade wiring and add power in classrooms for computers and technology
  • Upgrade schools to meet current building and safety codes
  • Provide additional classrooms to reduce class size in kindergarten
  • Improve school entrances to increase student safety
  • Expand libraries at all schools to accommodate enrollment
  • Repair and replace old plumbing and restrooms

Every penny of Measure A will be spent wisely.

All money raised by Measure A will stay in our community to repair our schools. No funds will go to salaries. There will be independent public audits of all spending.

Our kids deserve your vote.

There are more than 23,000 children in our school district. They need a quality education today to meet tomorrow's challenges. They need your help. On June 6th, please vote to repair our local schools, protect our property values, and allow our District to obtain $56 million in state grants by supporting Measure A.

(No arguments against Measure A were submitted)

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