$7.9 Bond Facilities Program
On March 2, 2004, the Elk Hills voters and business partners passed a $7.905 Million school
facilities bond by an overwhelming 75% rate!. The bonds were competitively bid and
sold in three issuance’s of $2.5 million in 2004, $2.1 million in 2005 and $3.305 million in 2008.
The Elk Hills tax payers were promised a tax rate that would not exceed $30.00 per $100,000 of assessed property valuation. The district has honored this promised and the current tax rate is $22.50 per $100,000 of assessed property valuation.
Completed Phase I Bond funding has allowed the district to renovate and upgrade classrooms, restrooms, cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium, library, selected playground equipment, security fencing, and the HVAC units.
Completed Phase II Bond funding and a E-RATE grant (90%) allowed for the implementation of technology wiring and equipment upgrade, campus-wide wireless connectivity, auditorium equipment, laptop computer program, interactive classroom systems, and high-tech/high-touch Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) technology lab. Classroom equipment and furniture was also purchased for use in the renovated classrooms and support ventures.
Phase III of the Board program is currently being planned and will be implemented starting this summer as remaining Bond funding allows. The project phase may include the replacement of all roofing systems, upper playground renovation, outdoor science learning areas and amphitheaters, parking and fencing enhancements, and solar project to power electric to our school with the support from SC Architects Inc. from Bakersfield.
Bond Oversight Committee
Upon the successful passage of Bond Measure D in 2004, the Elk Hills School District appointed its local bond oversight committee. The Committee will meet semi-annually, review copies of the annual independent performance and financial audits. Inspected newly completed school facilities and grounds to insure bond revenues are properly expended. They will produce an annual report to the Board of Trustees. After its
public review the Report will be posted on this page of the District website.
Bond Oversight Committee Members (2010-2012):
Susie Geiger-Tax Assoc. Rep.
Shelley Cauzza-Business Rep.
Janice Vontz-BW Senior Center Rep.
Brandi Calbert-School Site Council Rep.
Autumn Mitchell-Parent/Teacher Org. Rep.
Carl Stark-Parent Rep.
Billy Elliott-Parent Rep.
Next Meeting of the Bond Oversight Committee is Thursday 21, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. at Elk Hills School Boardroom All bond committee meetings are open to the public! Come join us! POSTPONED
Bond Oversight Committee Information (download documents):
- Bond Program BP/AR 7214
- Bond Committee Application
- Bond Comm. Mtg. Agenda
- Bond Oversight MINUTES 2/1/11
- Bond Oversight AGENDA 5/3/11
- Bond Oversight MINUTES 5/3/11
- Bond Oversight AGENDA 10/18/11
- Bond Oversight AGENDA 05/01/12
- Bond Oversight AGENDA 06/21/12
- Postponed until Fall
Bond Oversight Committee Reports (download documents):
- Bond OSC Report 2010-11
- Bond OSC Report-2009-10
- Bond OSC Report-2008-09
- Bond OSC Report-2007-08
- Bond OSC Report-2006-07
- Bond OSC Report-2005-06
- Bond OSC Report-2004-05
Bond Oversight Audit Reports (download documents):
- Bond Audit Report 2011-12
- Bond Audit Report 2010-11
- Bond Audit Report-2009-10
- Bond Audit Report-2008-09
- Bond Audit Report-2007-08
- Bond Audit Report-2006-07
- Bond Audit Report-2005-06
- Bond Audit Report-2004-05