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Special District

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District
Measure K - 55% Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

6,911 votes yes (66.1%)

3,552 votes no (33.9%)

100% of precincts reporting (33/33).

737 ballots counted.

To improve the quality of education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students shall Galt Joint Union Elementary School District be authorized to modernize and upgrade classrooms and school facilities for 21 st
Century learning; replace portables and leaky roofs; upgrade outdated electrical, heating/air conditioning and plumbing; make safety/security and technology classroom improvements, by issuing $19,700,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizens' oversight and audits, NO money for employee salaries, and all funds benefitting local schools?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE K 

Please Vote YES on Measure K for Galt’s Kids 

A Yes vote for Measure K will provide Galt’s pre-kindergarten through grade eight children with local funds for safety and security at every school and improved facilities and classrooms. Galt Joint Union Elementary School District’s school facilities average 28 years of age and need essential repairs and upgrades. 

Quality education and great schools contribute to strong property values. As an award-winning Race To The Top district, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District leads national efforts for high quality learning for every child. To continue to be successful, we need to ensure each school is safe, secure, and equipped to optimize learning environments. 

Parents, citizens, and staff were involved in developing a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan. Based upon their feedback, the school board prioritized construction projects to address the most pressing needs. It’s time to put this plan into action. 

Measure K for Galt’s Kids will support improvements in: 

School Safety and Security: installing and upgrading security cameras and systems, exterior lighting, and fencing. 

Building Upgrades: improving heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, and communication systems. 

Modernization: repairing and replacing flooring, leaky roofs, and aging classrooms, portables, and school kitchens. 

Improvements to bring classrooms into the 21st Century: installing infrastructure to support technology demands, and re-engineering Bright Future Learning Centers (school libraries). 

Measure K projected taxes are typical of other elementary school districts. Measure K will enable the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District to access State matching funds, thereby maximizing our local funds. 

All Measure K funds will be monitored by an independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee and are subject to mandatory annual audits to ensure funds are spent properly. No Measure K funds will be used for employee salaries. 

Our Kids need and deserve quality schools to support a great education today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Please join us in voting Yes on Measure K. 

s/Donald G. Ross Retired Music Teacher 

s/Jorge A. Duenas
Owner El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 

s/Leesa Klotz
Mentor, Galt Youth Commission 

s/Kathy Loesch
Teacher and President Galt Elementary Faculty Association 

 

s/Sabrena Fry
Health Clerk and President Galt Chapter 362 CSEA 

Arguments AGAINST

NO REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE K WAS FILED NO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE K WAS FILED 

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