Frequently Asked Questions
Holtville Unified School District is cornerstone in our local community, and in that spirit, we want to be able to provide the best facilities for our students and community, and so the Holtville Unified School District has placed Measure ‘G’ on the November 2018 ballot. The proceeds from the measure will be used to make health and security upgrades at district sites and to modernize/renovate classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities.
What is Measure ‘G’?
Measure ‘G’ is a $10 million general obligation (G.O.) bond program. This measure is primarily intended to address the growing needs of the District.
What is a General Obligation (G.O.) bond?
G.O. bonds fund projects such as the renovation of existing classrooms and school facilities, as well as construction of new schools and classrooms. Similar to a home loan, G.O. bonds are typically repaid over 25 to 30 years. The loan repayment comes from a tax on all taxable property – residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial – located within the District’s boundaries.
Why is the District placing Measure ‘G’ on the ballot?
Holtville Unified School District does not receive additional/special funding for school facilities. With the continuous deterioration of the District’s facilities and the use of outdated equipment, the educational opportunities for our students are being drastically limited. Approving Measure ‘G’ would allow the District to improve the quality of the school facilities and education provided to local children.
How did the District come up with the project list for Measure ‘G’?
Over the last several months, with input from staff, teachers, parents, and an architect, the District has prepared a Needs List for the bond measure.
Specific types of projects identified include:
What will Measure ‘G’ cost?
The tax rate per property owner is estimated to be $40.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation per year. (Please do not confuse assessed valuation with market value. Assessed valuations are the value placed on property by the County and are lower than market values). Check your property tax statement for your current assessed valuation. For example, if your house is assessed at $100,000, your tax bill for the year would be 40.00, or approximately $3.33 per month.