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Bolinas-Stinson Union School District
Resolution # 7 2018-2019
RESOLUTION AND ORDER OF ELECTION IN THE MATTER OF A SPECIAL TAX ELECTION TO MAINTAIN AND EXPAND SCHOOL PROGRAMS
WHEREAS, the California State Legislature has failed to provide adequate and necessary funding for the continued operations of the schools of the Bolinas-Stinson Union Schools district and their instructional programs; and
WHEREAS, as a result of this lack of funding for the schools, Bolinas Stinson Union School ,District is in danger of eliminating study programs beneficial and necessary to the children who attend the schools of the district; and
WHEREAS, Section 4 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution and Government Code Sections 50075, 50076, 50077, 50079 and 53720 et seq. authorize school districts to levy a “Special Tax” to raise funds for the purpose of providing funds to run the schools of the district upon approval of two-thirds of the votes cast by voters voting upon such a special tax proposal;
WHEREAS, passage of a state Constitutional Amendment would allow local voters to decide to make investments in their neighborhood schools in addition to state funding;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Board of the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District resolves to conduct a Vote-By-Mail Special Election on August 27, 2019, at which will be submitted to the qualified voters of the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District a measure to authorize a special tax for the purpose of continuing and expanding vital educational programs, critical to the educational process in the schools of the district;
BE IT RESOLVED, FURTHERMORE, BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE BOLINAS-STINSON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Said election is hereby called to be held within the boundaries of the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, at which elections shall be submitted to the qualified voters the following measure, to wit:
Given that the tax assessment of $ 300.00 will expire on June 30, 2020, shall the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District provide funds for the continuation of quality educational programs by levying a special tax assessment of $ 318.00 per semi-annual payment or per assessors parcel for a limited period of five years, beginning July 1, 2020, with an exemption for any beneficial owner of a parcel who has attained the age of 65 on or before May 1 of any applicable year, who uses that parcel as his or her principal residence?
The funds shall be used for;
District Programs: Maintain present education programs including Art, Music, Foreign Language, Physical Education and maintain reasonable class size.
Basic Instructional materials: maintain adequate per student allowance and update classroom texts to ensure adequate quantity and quality of texts.
Educational and instructional equipment and supplies: maintain current instructional equipment.
Operation and maintenance: maintain sufficient staff for efficient operation and adequate allowance for building and grounds maintenance.
Priorities for expenditures of funds the first and each successive year will be determined by the Governing Board with input from staff, parents and the community.
The special tax will be imposed in the amount of $318.00 for each assessor’s parcel. An exemption from the assessment will be made available to each individual in the district who will attain age 65 years prior to May 1 of the assessment year, who owns a beneficial interest in the parcel, who uses that parcel as his or her principal place of residence, and who applies to the District on or before May 1, 2020 or May 1 of any succeeding assessment year. Any one application from a qualified applicant will provide an exemption for the parcel for the remaining term of the assessment so long as such applicant continues to use the parcel as his or her principal residence.
Section 2. The text of the measure as displayed on each individual ballot shall be abbreviated and shall read as follows:
BOLINAS-STINSON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL TAX ASSESSMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
"Given the current parcel tax of $300.00 will expire on June 30, 2020, shall the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District continue funding quality educational programs by levying a special tax assessment of $318.00 per year per assessor’s parcel for a limited period of five (5) years with an exemption for any beneficial owner of a parcel who has attained the age of 65 on or before May 1 of any applicable year, who uses that parcel as his or her principal residence?"
Section 3. Commencing on July 1, 2020, the special tax specified above, shall be collected and administered in the same manner as ad valorem property taxes are fixed and collected under provisions of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.
Section 4. The Superintendent of Schools of Marin County is hereby requested to call a special election of the said “special tax” to be held on August 27, 2019. The county Clerk is hereby requested and authorized to: 1) set forth on all sample ballots relating to said election to be mailed to the qualified electors of the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District said measure; and 2) provide absent voter ballots for said “special Tax” election for use by qualified electors of the Bolinas-Stinson Union schools District who are entitled thereto in the manner provided by law.
Section 5. If any section, sub-section, phrase or clause of this resolution is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this resolution. This governing board declares that it would have adopted this resolution and each section, sub-section, phrase or clause thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, sub-sections, sentences, phrases or clauses be declared invalid.
Section 6. The clerk of the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District Governing Board is hereby authorized and directed to certify to the due adoption of this resolution and to transmit a copy hereof so certified to the Superintendent of Schools of Marin County and to file a copy hereof so certified with the county Clerk of Marin County.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District Board of Trustees at a meeting held on March 12, 2019 the following vote:
ABSENT: 1 (Pfeiffer)
President of the Board