The Placerville Union School District (PUSD) is committed to the infusion of educational technology atall grade levels throughout the District. Students and staff will have equitable access to technologicaltools to enhance educational experiences at school.
The District has developed a Technology Plan and its purpose is to recognize and build on the currentfoundation of technological development within PUSD. With the implementation of this plan, theteacher can take on the task of nurturing students who can think, plan, create, innovate, and solve thechallenges that this new millennium presents. Additionally, as schools and employers demand greaterproficiency with digital devices, increasing opportunities local students have to use classroomcomputers and technology will better prepare them for high school, college and a job.
Measure “B” is a $3.2 million General Obligation (GO) bond that will improve technology at all of ourschools. Specifically, Measure “B” will:
Like Measure “K” in 2002, bonds fund a significant portion of school improvement projects throughoutEl Dorado County and the rest of the State, and can help communities qualify for matching funds.
Measure “B” is estimated to cost property owners no more than $13.50 per $100,000 of taxable valueper year. Taxable value is limited by Prop. 13 and is typically lower than market value.
Measure “B” bonds are projected to be repaid in 20 years or less, because it requires the term foreach series of bonds to match the useful life of the improvements purchased with those bonds. Thismeans bonds that fund infrastructure improvements will be paid for the entire term, but bonds thatfund each new generation of computers will be fully repaid by the time the devices reasonably need tobe replaced. With these short-term bonds being such a significant part of Measure “B”, interestexpense will be minimized and more of every dollar the community invests will go directly to ourstudents.
Measure “B” has a specific project list, and all of the technology improvements are listed in the ballotpamphlet and must be independently audited each year. Also, the District is required to appoint anIndependent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to monitor and review all bond expenditures. Thisvolunteer committee of local residents and taxpayers will make sure that all funds are spent asplanned, for the benefit of local students.
No. By law, no funds from Measure “B” can be used for administrator or teacher salaries.
All of registered voters within the boundaries of PUSD are eligible to vote on Measure “B”, and thedeadline to register is Monday, October 19th.
Measure B Frequently Asked Questions
UPDATED Measure B Bond Program Analysis
Infrastructure Upgrade Presentation