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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure D
School Improvement
El Monte Union High School District

School Bond - 55% Approval Required

Pass: 24,851 / 74.16% Yes votes ...... 8,659 / 25.84% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (83/83)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis |

To ensure safe high school campuses and better prepare local students for college and high demand jobs, shall El Monte Union High School District rehabilitate, acquire, construct, and equip classrooms, sites, and facilities, complete safety/energy-efficiency upgrades, replace aging portables with permanent classrooms, upgrade technology and add new science labs, by issuing $148,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with independent oversight, no money for staff salaries, and all funds benefiting local high schools?

Impartial Analysis from Raymond G. Fortner, Jr.
County Counsel
Approval of Measure D would authorize the El Monte Union High School District (“District”) to issue general obligation bonds in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $148,000,000 (“Bonds”).

Funds received from the sale of the Bonds will be used for rehabilitating, acquiring, constructing, and equipping classrooms, sites and facilities, repairing, replacing, or installing systems for improved school safety and security, replacing portables with permanent classrooms, upgrading technology in classrooms, science and computer labs, enhancing storage for supplies and equipment, adding new science labs, upgrading and expanding physical education facilities, replacing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and constructing a new district office/student support services facility. Proceeds from the sale of the Bonds shall be used only for the purposes set forth in the Measure and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries, and other school operating expenses.

The Board of Education of the District (“Board”) shall cause to be conducted annual, independent performance and financial audits until all of the Bond proceeds have been expended to ensure that the proceeds are spent on the projects identified in the Measure. The Board will cause the appointment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code section 15278, within 60 days after the Board enters the results of the election.

The Bonds would be issued for a term not to exceed twenty-five (25) years in the case of Bonds issued under the authority of the Education Code, and forty (40) years in the case of Bonds issued under the authority of the Government Code. The maximum rate of interest on any Bond shall not exceed the maximum rate allowed by law. The tax levy authorized to secure the Bonds shall not exceed the Proposition 39 limit per one hundred thousand ($100,000) of taxable property in the District when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution.

This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.

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El Monte Union High School District
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