District to host Measure A information night

By: Carol Percy, Reporter
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The Western Placer Unified School District will host an informational meeting Monday night to discuss Measure A, the $60-million local school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The Measure A school bond seeks funds for repairs and upgrades to Lincoln High School, and start-up funds for a $100-million comprehensive high school in the Twelve Bridges area.

Residents will hear about why the bond monies are needed and how funds will be spent, according to Western Placer Unified School District facilities planner Heather Steer.

“All informational points with regards to what the bond will be able to pay for as far as high school improvements and construction, as well as tax information and basic facts will be covered,” Steer said. “Questions will be encouraged.”

Residents will “also gain insight” into the district’s needs and obtain information about how facilities are funded, Steer said.

If the bond passes, local property taxes will see a hike of about $30 per $100,000 of assessed value per year. The bond will be repaid solely from property-tax revenues generated from all real property within the Western Placer Unified School District.

Repayment on the bonds will not exceed 40 years, according to Steer.

Western Placer Unified School District officials who will speak or answer questions at the meeting are Steer, Superintendent Scott Leaman, assistant superintendent of business services Audrey Kilpatrick, Capitol Public Finance Group financial consultant Cathy Dominico and bond counsel Dan Marrucia from Lozano Smith law firm representing the district.

Monday’s meeting will start at 6 p.m. in City Hall’s first-floor meeting room, 600 6th St.