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Bond Oversight

Your Tax Dollars Supporting the Students of Solvang School!

 

Ballot Measure J

Measure J was on the June 2006 ballot and authorized $11,600,000 of General Obligation bonds to be issued and sold under State Proposition 39 for Solvang School to finance improvements to the campus.

To improve the quality of education, should Solvang School District be authorized up upgrade, renovate and modernize classrooms and facilities including making health and safety improvements, renovating plumbing and restrooms, constructing a new library, upgrading inadequate electrical systems, building new classrooms, improving access to computers and technology, by issuing $11,600,000 in bonds within legal limits, with a citizens oversight committee, annual audits and no money from administrator salaries? Please vote yes or no

Solvang voters passed Measure J by 61.6% (needed 55%).  

 

Completed Improvements

Thanks to the generous tax support of the Solvang School Community, the students and staff are enjoying beautiful renovations to our campus.  Since Measure J passed in June 2006, several improvements have been made including: 

  • The building of a new classroom wing on the lower campus along Elm Street that includes six classrooms, a music room and student and staff restrooms.
  • The lower campus playground was renovated with new play equipment, new courts, a ball wall, additional grass space and landscaping.
  • A new multi-purpose room adjoined to the gymnasium that serves as a cafeteria with a full kitchen. A performance space with a stage was added to the multipurpose room.
  • Modernization of all existing classrooms on both campuses including the installation of new windows and window coverings, tackable surface installed on classroom walls and new flooring.
  • The library was expanded and re-modeled.
  • Addition of energy-efficient lighting to classrooms.
  • Addition of a new restroom near the playground on the Upper Campus.
  • Upper campus playground renovation.
  • ADA compliant revamping of the parking lot and drop-off area on the Upper Campus.
  • Extensive improvements to the drainage systems on both campuses.
  • Addition of three new relocatable classrooms on the Lower Campus to accommodate expanding enrollment.

 

Current Project Improvements Underway

  • Solar panel field installed above Elks Field on the Upper Campus
  • Addition of HVAC units to 27 existing classrooms to provide air conditioning

 

Bond Oversight

As part of the Proposition 39 requirements, Solvang School established a Citizens Oversight Committee that meets annually in February.  It is the responsibility of the Oversight Committee to assure that projects and expenditures are in accordance with the projects that appeared on the ballot and were approved by the voters.  All bond expenditures are audited annually by an independent audit firm.  The independent performance and financial audits are reviewed by the Citizen's Oversight Committee.

Click on the annual links below to access the following:

  • Agenda and Bond Oversight Packet
  • Prop 39 Funding Financial Audit
  • Prop 39 Funding Performance Audit
  • Minutes-Bond Oversight Meeting

Year Ended June 30, 2018-Meeting held February 27, 2019

Year Ended June 30, 2017-Meeting held February 15, 2018

Year Ended June 30, 2016-Meeting held February 15, 2017

Year Ended June 30, 2015-Meeting held February 17, 2016

Year Ended June 30, 2014-Meeting held February 17, 2015

Year Ended June 30, 2013-Meeting held February 18, 2014

Year Ended June 30, 2012-Meeting held February 13, 2013

Year Ended June 30, 2011-Meetings held April 25, 2012 & March 28, 2012

Year Ended June 30, 2010-Meeting held  March 21, 2012

Year Ended June 30, 2009-Meeting held July 14, 2010

Year Ended June 30, 2008-Meetings held February 25, 2009 & October 30, 2008

Year Ended June 30, 2007-Meeting held June 30, 2008