Measure P - 2020 (Bond)
Bond Amount: $80 million | Election Date: November 3, 2020
Voter Approval: 56.2% | Project Start Date: Fall 2021
Measure P is a general obligation (GO) bond measure pass by voters on the November 3, 2020. It authorizes $80 million to increase student access to technology and improve emergency preparedness and campus security. GO bonds are commonly used by California school districts to fund improvement projects, such as construction and renovation of classrooms. Similar to a home loan, GO bonds are repaid over time. Funds to repay the bonds come from a tax on all taxable property—residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural—located within the District.
Measure P Citizen's Oversight Committee
Measure P comes with taxpayer protections. An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (CBOC) and a third-party auditor must review and audit all bond expenditures. Funds are prohibited from being used for administrators’ salaries, pensions or benefits. Measure P includes legal safeguards requiring that all bond funds be spent on Evergreen Elementary School District’s projects—the state is legally prohibited from taking and spending the funds in other districts.
Duties of Committee
- Inform the Public. The committee shall inform the public concerning the district's expenditures of bond proceeds.
- Regular Meetings. The committee holds one meeting each quarter. The purpose of these meetings is to receive and review reports and documents from the district to determine compliance with the bond measure's stated projects.
- Review Expenditures. The committee shall provide oversight, including reviewing specific reports produced by the district to ensure that:
- Bond proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in the applicable ballot measure; and
- No bond proceeds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or district operating expenses.
- Annual Report. The committee shall present to the Board of trustees, in public session, an annual written report, which shall include: a summary of the committee's proceedings and activities for the preceding year.
Financial and Performance Audit Annual Reports
- Increasing student access to modern technology and computers.
- Upgrading technology, software and internet infrastructure
- Renovating classrooms
- Improving school security and student safety
- Upgrading emergency notification systems and emergency preparedness
- Reconfiguring and expanding sidewalks and pick-up/drop-off areas
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- Increasing student access to the internet and computers and providing up-to-date technology
- Upgrading classroom and school emergency preparedness, include alarms and communication systems
- Renovating and modernizing labs, classrooms, and facilities
- Improving or renovating grounds, buildings, or structures