Measure H is a general obligation bond initiative passed overwhelmingly by the Robla community in November of 2018. This measure provides $46.2 million for facilities construction, modernization, and upgrades.
Measure H will:
- Reconstruct Robla, Bell, and Taylor Schools, and Modernize Glenwood
- Modernize classrooms
- Upgrade lighting, windows, heating, and ventilation system
- Make the district eligible to compete for additional State grants
- Improve student safety and security
What are General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds?
G.O. bonds fund the construction, modernization, or improvement of school facilities. Similar to a home loan, G.O. bonds are repaid over time.
How are bonds be repaid?
The annual repayment comes from an annual tax on all taxable property within the District's boundaries. The tax rate for repayment is determined by the assessed valuation of a taxable parcel, not market value. Assessed valuation is the value placed on real property by the County pursuant to Proposition 13 and is typically much lower than the market value for which a property may be sold.
What is the estimated cost to taxpayers?
The proposed measure is estimated to cost $67 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation.
What safeguards exist for taxpayers?
Proceeds from Measure “H” cannot be used to fund administrator or teacher salaries, and the funds are subject to audit and oversight.
What about other sources of funding?
The District’s general fund is budgeted in large part to cover the annual costs of running our schools, including teacher salaries, and does not account for school repair and construction needs. State law prohibits the use of lottery funds for the repair or construction of school facilities. The District is applying for State grants, but a local match is required and would be provided by Measure “H”, if approved.