Governing Board Meeting - Fairfield Suisun Unified School by xusuqin

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									                   FAIRFIELD-SUISUN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
                            FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA
                                       October 16, 2001


SPECIAL MEETING           A special meeting of the Governing Board of the Fairfield-Suisun Unified
                          School District was held in the David Weir Administration Center,
                          Conference Room #3, 1975 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairfield, California, on
                          Tuesday, October 16, 2001.

ROLL CALL                 Members in Attendance: Abraham “Abe” Bautista, Gary Falati, Anne
                          Griffin, Ophelia Harvey, Ivan Meadows, Bob Pattillo, and Sharon Tucker,
                          Superintendent.

                          Member Absent: Kathy Sawyer Shishido

OPEN SESSION              The Governing Board convened in Open Session at 6:30 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION            The Governing Board convened in Closed Session at 6:31 p.m. to discuss
                          anticipated litigation.

CALL TO ORDER             The meeting was called to order at 7:14 p.m. by Mr. Falati, President.

REPORT OF ACTION          Dr. Tucker announced that the Governing Board took no action during
TAKEN DURING              Closed Session.
CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION                Robert Pierce, Facilities Planner, stated that action on the Resolution is
NO. 21-0102 OF THE        required to meet the timelines for a public hearing on November 15, 2001.
GOVERNING BOARD OF        It is necessary for the Board to adopt goals and policies for the Community
THE FAIRFIELD-SUISUN      Facilities Districts (CFD) of its intent to establish a CFD.
UNIFIED SCHOOL
DISTRICT APPROVING   **   Motion was made by Dr. Harvey, seconded by Mr. Bautista, and carried to
GOALS AND POLICIES        approve Resolution No. 21-0102 - Goals and Policies.
REGARDING
COMMUNITY
FACILITIES

RESOLUTION                Mr. Pierce stated that the Resolution states the intent to create CFD 6. The
NO. 22-0102 OF THE        Resolution requires a public hearing, which will occur on
GOVERNING BOARD OF        November 15, 2001. The Resolution describes the type of facilities that
THE FAIRFIELD-SUISUN      can be funded from CFD 6. He noted the following correction to the
UNIFIED SCHOOL            Resolution:
DISTRICT OF               Exhibit A – Pleasant Valley should read Paradise Valley.
INTENTION TO
ESTABLISH A          **   Motion was made by Dr. Harvey, seconded by Ms. Griffin, to approve
COMMUNITY                 Resolution No. 22-0102 – Intention to Establish a Community Facilities
FACILITIES DISTRICT       District.
Fairfield-Suisun Unified                                                                      Board Minutes
School District                                                                             October 16, 2001


     RESOLUTION                  Dr. Harvey asked if the possibility of CFD 6 funding a high school should
     NO. 22-0102 OF THE          be listed in the Resolution.
     GOVERNING BOARD OF
     THE FAIRFIELD-SUISUN        Dr. Meadows stated that the funds generated by CFD 6 will be minimal
     UNIFIED SCHOOL              and may not be needed for a high school.
     DISTRICT OF
     INTENTION TO                Mr. Pattillo asked when the fees for CFD 6 will be determined.
     ESTABLISH A
     COMMUNITY                   Mr. Pierce stated that fees will be determined at the Governing Board
     FACILITIES DISTRICT         meeting in July 2002. He explained that the taxation rate will be
     (continued)                 established similar to CFD 5, which is a maximum of $.55 per square foot.

                            **   After discussion, Dr. Harvey’s motion carried to approve Resolution
                                 No. 22-0102 – Intention to Establish a Community Facilities District.

     RESOLUTION                  Mr. Pierce stated that this item is a Resolution of intent to incur bond
     NO. 23-0102 OF THE          indebtedness, set a tax rate, and the sale of bonds.
     GOVERNING BOARD OF
     THE FAIRFIELD-SUISUN        Dr. Meadows clarified that passing the Resolution only establishes the
     UNIFIED SCHOOL              intent, but that the sale of bonds is not required.
     DISTRICT OF
     INTENTION TO INCUR          Mr. Pierce stated that funds from CFD 6 can be held without the sale of
     BONDED                      bonds.
     INDEBTEDNESS
                            **   Motion was made by Dr. Harvey, seconded by Dr. Meadows, and carried
                                 to approve Resolution No. 23-0102 – Intention to Incur Bonded
                                 Indebtedness.

     INFORMATION ITEMS           The following agenda item as presented for information only. This item
                                 will be brought back for action at the next regular meeting.

     GENERAL OBLIGATION          Lyle Smoot, Director of Facilities and Construction, explained the
     BOND DISCUSSION             difference between a school bond under Proposition 39, which requires a
                                 55% majority vote, and a general obligation bond, which requires a two-
                                 thirds majority vote. He stated that the district has enlisted a financial
                                 advisor to calculate the maximum funds from a 55% majority vote
                                 election. The maximum funds are approximately $124 million at a rate of
                                 $60 per $100,000 assessed value. Mr. Smoot announced that the State will
                                 not be placing a school bond on the March 2001 ballot. He noted that
                                 there is a possibility of an $11.4 billion school bond being placed on the
                                 November 2002 ballot by the State. He said that State funding at 50% has
                                 been secured for Suisun, Tolenas, and Sheldon Elementary Schools’
                                 multipurpose rooms.

                                 Dr. Meadows asked if there will be full funding for Crescent Elementary
                                 School if a local school bond passes in March.




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School District                                                                          October 16, 2001


     GENERAL OBLIGATION    Mr. Smoot stated that the district has qualified for facilities hardship
     BOND DISCUSSION       funding from the State. He said that when a local bond passes, it will
     (continued)           provide funding for the match from the State for Crescent. He noted that a
                           request to submit an application for Green Valley Middle School will be
                           brought to the Board at the October 25, 2001 Board meeting. Mr. Smoot
                           stated that funding will probably be awarded at the December 2001 or
                           January 2002 State Allocation Board meeting.

                           Dr. Meadows stated that funds for the multipurpose rooms have been
                           allocated and are waiting for district matching funds. He stated that, if
                           passed, a local school bond will provide the matching funds for these
                           projects.

                           Mr. Pattillo stated that a voter survey will help determine the best time for
                           a bond election.

                           Mr. Smoot stated that he is meeting with the company that will be
                           conducting the poll on October 17th. The results of the poll will be
                           available by November 15, 2001.

                           Mr. Griffin asked if a local school bond passes in March and the State
                           passes a bond in November, would the district then not need the full
                           amount requested in the district school bond.

                           Mr. Smoot stated that the district school bond will be written with the
                           understanding that all funds from the State will be pursued and the local
                           bond would provide the matching funds.

                           Dr. Harvey asked for the cost of the multipurpose rooms at Tolenas and
                           Sheldon Elementary Schools.

                           Mr. Smoot stated that the cost between $1.3 and $1.5 million each and the
                           district’s portion is 55-60%. He said that the district has $1.4 million from
                           class size reduction funding, which can be given to CFD 5 for portables it
                           purchased. Once this is complete, the multipurpose rooms can be funded
                           from CFD 5.

                           Dr. Harvey stated that the Board may want to use the funds to construct the
                           multipurpose rooms or build permanent structures in place of existing
                           portables.

                           Dr. Meadows stated that Mr. Smoot will be presenting a Facilities Master
                           Plan to the Governing Board at the October 25th meeting.

                           Dr. Harvey stated that the students need multipurpose rooms and the
                           Governing Board has discussed wanting to provide those facilities.




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Fairfield-Suisun Unified                                                                             Board Minutes
School District                                                                                    October 16, 2001


      GENERAL OBLIGATION               Dr. Meadows stated that the multipurpose rooms can be funded by a local
      BOND DISCUSSION                  bond measure. He asked about the cost of placing a school bond on the
      (continued)                      ballot in March.

                                       Mr. Smoot stated that the poll will cost $20,000 to $25,000. He said that
                                       an underwriter will need to be identified.

                                       Mr. Pierce stated that the cost to the Registrar of Voters is between $.50
                                       and $.75 per registered voter.

                                       Mr. Smoot stated that if the Board wants a local school bond measure on
                                       the March 2001 ballot, it would have to be presented as an
                                       information/action item at the November 15, 2001 Governing Board
                                       meeting.

                                       Mr. Falati shared that he has been asked to meet President Bush at Travis
                                       Air Force Base on Wednesday, October 17th. He said that he is the
                                       Chairman for the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee.

                                       There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.



                           Approved:   ___________________________________
                                              Anne Griffin, Acting Clerk


Attest: ___________________________________
           Gary Falati, President

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