District staff have been working on various elements of long-range facilities planning, which include condition assessment of current facilities infrastructure, classroom modernization needs, facility needs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and CTE (career and technical education) and new construction.
In 1994, District voters approved a 25-year bond, which pays down annually and will be completely paid off in 2019. It is imperative to point out that this ballot measure is not asking voters for a tax increase, but instead it is asking voters to continue the current tax rate that is set to expire in 2019. The maximum tax rate for bond payments currently collected from property owners is $26.50 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. For example, a home in Fallbrook with an assessed valuation of $400,000 has a bond tax of about $106.00 each year, or about $8.83 each month. If this bond measure is passed by voters the tax rate will remain the same and will extend for 25 years.
On March 16, 2016, the Board of Trustees held a study session to receive and discuss information related to the Fallbrook High School campus facilities. In addition, the Board received information about facilities capital planning and financing.
On April 25, 2016 Charlene Yarnall with PJHM, Architects, presented detailed project and cost information related to the district’s long-range facilities planning.
On May 23, 2016, Dr. Tim McLarney with True North Research presented the results of a community survey to provide Board Trustees with essential information regarding the feasibility and likelihood for success of a school facilities bond election in Fallbrook.
Additional study sessions and meetings were held on June 6th, 13th, 20th, July 11, and July 25, 2016 to discuss the various aspects of financing the capital needs of the District via a bond election. Those discussions included the potential amount for a bond, prioritization of projects that would be funded by a bond and the legal requirements necessary for the Board to place a bond measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot for Fallbrook voters to decide.
The bond sizing amount is $45.0 million, with about $41.5 million available for the project list.
The Bond was passed in the November 8, 2016 election.
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