Bond Info


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February 6, 2007
Puyallup School District
Bond Election

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Bond Info

  1. 1. February 6, 2007 Bond Election Information Network Training Session for Site Teams Puyallup School District
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Basic facts about the Election Information Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basic facts about the bond </li></ul><ul><li>Your assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Resources available to you </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Reduce the number of people who say “I don’t know” </li></ul><ul><li>Educate stakeholders about the bond facts </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the number of people who can make an informed choice about the 2007 bond election </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response to questions </li></ul>Through the efforts of the Election Information Network
  4. 4. Core Zone 1 Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9 The ELECTION INFORMATION NETWORK Liaisons Support Site Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Liaisons Support Site Site Site Site
  5. 5. What is the Election Information Network ? <ul><li>A matrix of people who have responsibility to convey information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a timely manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a way that is easily understood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That is responsive to inquiries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layers of support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Teams </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Facts About The Election Information Network <ul><li>This is the District’s communication arm </li></ul><ul><li>Liaisons are “on point” with Support Team members assisting </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) rules </li></ul><ul><li>Nine Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent timely information </li></ul><ul><li>Targets all stakeholder groups </li></ul>
  7. 7. Time Lines <ul><li>Three presentations completed by December 15 and two others completed by January 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up presentations in January </li></ul><ul><li>Mail-in ballots mailed on January 19 (approx.) </li></ul><ul><li>Election date: February 6, 2007 </li></ul>
  8. 8. PDC Regulations <ul><li>The Election Information Network is required to follow PDC rules </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to information and facts </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Refer advocacy questions to Citizens Committee for Education (CCE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theresa Pasquier, CCE Co-Chair (253) 770-3206 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Cheek, CCE Co-Chair (253) 845-6395 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dave Maxwell, CCE Co-Chair (253) 863-6962 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PDC Disclaimer <ul><li>As a member of the district’s Election Information Network Team, I am here to provide you with factual information concerning the district’s bond proposal. I am not allowed to advocate for, or against, the issues. </li></ul><ul><li>My purpose is to provide you information and answer questions as allowed within state law and the state’s Public Disclosure Commission. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Basic Facts About The Bond <ul><li>What will it support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a 750-student elementary school in the southwest area of the district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a 400-student classroom addition at Emerald Ridge High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build the second and third floors on the new wing at Puyallup High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace Firgrove, Northwood, and Spinning elementary schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modernize and build junior high science classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade interim housing for the QUEST/Highly Capable program </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Basic Facts About The Bond <ul><li>What will it support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make improvements and upgrades to Sparks Stadium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide classroom technology systems and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add emergency storage buildings and equipment to all schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade buildings to meet earthquake safety requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase access for persons with disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install playground equipment, reader boards, and site improvements </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Tax Rate Information <ul><li>$259.5 million bond proposal </li></ul><ul><li>What it costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation (est.) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Bonds & Levies: What’s the Difference? <ul><li>Bonds – pays only for major capital improvements projects such as building or renovating schools. These monies cannot be used for daily operations. </li></ul><ul><li>School Programs and Operation Levy – pays for items necessary for the day-to-day operation of schools, educational programs and staff not funded by the state. </li></ul>
  14. 14. If You Only Remember 3 Things <ul><li>ONE </li></ul><ul><li>Every student will benefit from some of the proposed 2007 bond projects. </li></ul>
  15. 15. If You Only Remember 3 Things <ul><li>TWO </li></ul><ul><li>The cost is 29 cents for every thousand dollars of assessed valuation (est.). </li></ul>
  16. 16. If You Only Remember 3 Things <ul><li>THREE </li></ul><ul><li>The 19 projects funded by the bond are a continuation of capital improvement plans initiated in the Puyallup School District in 2004. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Your Assignment <ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Attend training provided by the Liaisons and Support Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Meet as a Team to plan your Site Team trainings and follow up activities </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline </li></ul><ul><li>11/22 </li></ul><ul><li>11/28 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Your Assignment <ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure presentations are made to all school staffs, all PTAs, and all Booster Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure other stakeholder engagements are held by January 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up on all questions asked to ensure answers are provided </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline </li></ul><ul><li>12/15 </li></ul><ul><li>1/12 </li></ul><ul><li>Within 7 days </li></ul>
  19. 19. Your Assignment <ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up on other stakeholder engagements </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your Communication Activity Report forms to Office of Communications (5 per school site) </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline </li></ul><ul><li>1/12 </li></ul><ul><li>Within 7 days </li></ul>
  20. 20. Resources Available To You <ul><li>Your team (liaison, support and site teams) </li></ul><ul><li>PDC guidelines and disclaimer statement </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet; Q & A, and support materials </li></ul><ul><li>FLASH Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Camera ready newsletter bulletins </li></ul><ul><li>Connections/Building Traditions articles (Nov., Dec.) </li></ul><ul><li>District’s bond brochure—single document allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Core team assistance </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions <ul><li>Let’s begin the list of questions </li></ul><ul><li>for our future edition of </li></ul><ul><li>“ Questions & Answers” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Your Homework <ul><li>Meet as a Site Team within 6 days to plan presentations and follow-up activities </li></ul><ul><li>Begin making presentations and follow-up activities </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure presentations at all your sites by December 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTA/Booster Clubs/parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensure a minimum of 2 other stakeholder presentations/activities at each site by January 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your Communication Reports (5 per school site) </li></ul>Communicate Educate Support
  23. 24. Thank You !