H1 - Piedmont School Improvement / Modernization Bond
On June 22, 2016 the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve ballot language for a $66M facilities improvement bond for the November 8, 2016 ballot.
PUSD's STEAM Building and Alan Harvey Theater project - made possible by 2016's voter-approved H1 Facilities Bond - on the campus of Piedmont High School, earned a 2023 Award of Merit in the 'Best Educational Project' category of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards. Congratulations to all the District's partners on the project and thank you to the Piedmont community for voting to make these outstanding facilities available for our students.
This webpage is intended to provide information on Measure H1, including an archive of reports and other documents relating to the measure.
On June 22, 2016, the Board of Education approved Resolution 21-2015-16 ordering an election to authorize the issuance of school bonds, establishing specifications of the election order, and requesting consolidation with other elections occurring on November 8, 2016.
A component of Resolution 21-2105-16 is the Tax Rate Statement. This document provides the public with information on the best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund the proposed bond.
To improve educational facilities and equipment to support advanced courses in math, science, engineering, arts and technology; repair and modernize aging science labs and classrooms at the high school and middle school; repair deteriorating roofs, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electrical systems; add kindergarten classrooms; and improve the likelihood of qualifying for state matching funds, shall Piedmont Unified School District issue 66 million dollars in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight and audits?
The Piedmont Unified School District is soliciting applications for the H1 Facilities Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC).
Measure H1 was passed under the rules of Proposition 39, which directs that the Board of Trustees appoint an independent Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) to monitor bond expenditures. As provided in Education Code Section 15278, the role for the COC is to provide oversight of the District’s use of Measure H1 Bond proceeds and report to the Board and public on their findings. Specifically, the COC will ensure that all funds are used in support of the projects included in the bond measure and not for unspecified projects or general operating expenses.
The 12-member COC is comprised of individuals from local businesses, senior citizen organizations, organizations involved with schools, a tax payers’ organization, legal, technical, and financial advisors, as well as involved parents of children resigning in the Piedmont Unified School District. The COC will meet quarterly at a minimum. Members must be able to serve up to a two-year term.
The COC will also review the annual independent audits that are required of general obligation bond funds, make physical inspections of bond program projects during construction, review related District documents to gather information for the preparation of reports to the community, and report to the Board of Education annually on the activities of the committee.
The President and Vice President of the PUSD Board of Education will select participants from the pool of applicants. Applications are due by January 18, 2017.
The application process and selection timeline will be announced at the December 8th Budget Advisory Committee Meeting, the December 14th and January 11th Board of Education meetings, and the school bulletins. It will also be posted on the District Website.
The first COC meeting will occur in early February of 2017.
The Piedmont Unified School District (“District”) is requesting submission of statements of qualifications and proposals from qualified firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, persons, or professional organizations (“Firm(s)”) to perform program management and/or construction management services (“SOQ(s)”) for projects within the District’s current Measure H-1 Bond Program, plus other projects or services as directed by the District. A complete copy of the request can be viewedhere.