The Pleasanton school board voted unanimously Saturday to place a $270-million general obligation bond measure on the ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election.
The measure will requires approval from at least 55% of those voting on the measure to pass.
If the measure is approved, the district will be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $270 million to fund specific school facilities projects that are on the board's approved project list.
The bond, which would be the district's first in nearly 20 years, would mean a tax of $49 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for Pleasanton
“The board's support of this measure is an important step in building on the excellence of our schools through investing in 21st century learning environments and improving safety at our schools," said district superintendent Rick Rubino. “We look forward to speaking candidly with Pleasanton voters about the state of our schools, the bond project list and information for taxpayers."
The bond project list includes new classroom buildings at Lydiksen Elementary, 21st Century science labs at all Pleasanton middle and high schools, state of the art classroom technology, new solar structures to improve energy efficiency and cost savings and a new elementary school.
The final project list online at www.pleasantonusd.net/
The bond measure will be filed by Aug. 12 with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and the
A campaign committee will be formed of
community members to handle all campaign related activities.
The Nov. 8 ballot measure will ask voters:
“To repair and upgrade aging classrooms and facilities at local schools; provide 21stcentury learning technology and facilities; improve school safety and security; update science labs; improve energy and water efficiency; renovate, construct, and acquire classrooms, equipment and facilities; and construct a new elementary school, shall Pleasanton Unified School District issue $270,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, annual audits, all funds used for local schools, and no money
used for administrators' salaries?"
“This is one of the most important votes that this board has made collectively," said Board President Jamie Hintzke. “We take the responsibility of going out for this bond very seriously and are very proud of the amount of effort and consideration this board, PUSD staff, and community members have committed to this investment in our students and community."
The special board meeting was videotaped by TV30 Community Broadcasting and will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 28, and again at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.