On July 16, 2012, the Governing Board of the San Carlos School District unanimously voted to place a bond measure on the November ballot which would authorize the district to sell up to $72 million in bonds to fund new capital projects for the school district. The vote to place the measure on the ballot was the culmination of research and discussions over the past year, including multiple meetings of the School Board, teachers and other staff, work by a community facilities and enrollment committees, a community survey fielded this spring, and additional community forums held in June.
The bond measure designated as Measure H passed with 68% voter approval, more than meeting the required 55% super majority.
Existing Bonds and Parcel Taxes
Approximately 8% of the District’s general fund budget revenue comes from two parcel tax measures passed by San Carlos voters. Together, these two measures raise approximately $2 mil per year which goes straight into the District’s general fund and cannot be taken away by the state. This funding has become absolutely crucial in allowing San Carlos to maintain all of its core programs, serve its mission in serving the whole child, and provide an excellent education to all students.
Bond measures provide funds for capital projects, including modernization and upgrade of facilities.
Measure E (Bond) – Passed 2005 @ $38 million issuance – Full Text
For an overview of the prior bonds click here.
Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Volunteers are needed for a Parcel Tax Citizens Oversight Committee to oversee and review expenditures made in regards to Measure A, Measure B, and Measure E. For more information, please contact the Superintendent.
Senior Citizens’ Organization
Bona Fide Taxpayers’ Organization
West’s Ann.Cal.Educ.Code Section 15282
West’s Annotated California Codes Currentness
Education Code (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. General Education Code Provisions
Division 1. General Education Code Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Part 10. School Bonds (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1.5. Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (Refs & Annos)
Article 2. Citizens’ Oversight Committee (Refs & Annos)
Section 15282. Members
(a) The citizens’ oversight committee shall consist of at least seven members to serve for a term of two years without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms. While consisting of a minimum of at least seven members, the citizens’ oversight committee shall be comprised, as follows:
(1) One member shall be active in a business organization representing the business community located within the district.
(2) One member shall be active in a senior citizens’ organization.
(3) One member shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.
(4) For a school district, one member shall be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district. For a community college district, one member shall be a student who is both currently enrolled in the district and acte in a community college group, such as student government. The community college student member may, at the discretion of the board, serve up to six months after his or her graduation.
(5) For a school district, one member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the Parent Teacher Association or schoolsite council. For a community college district, one member shall be active in the support and organization of a community college or the community colleges of the district, such as a member of an advisory council or foundation.
(b) No employee or official of the district shall be appointed to the citizens’ oversight committee. No vendor, contractor consultant of the district shall be appointed to the citizens’ oversight committee. Members of the citizens’ oversight committee shall, pursuant to Sections 35233 and 72533, abide by the prohibitions contained in Article 4 (commencing with Section 1090) and Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 1125) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
(Added by Stats.2000, c. 44 (A.B.1908), Section 3)