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FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTSURVEY RESULTS PRESENTATION MAY 17, 2016Prepared by:Dale Scott & Company650 California Street, 8th FloorSan Francisco, CA 94108415.956.1030www.dalescott.comhttp://www.dalescott.com/SURVEY METHODOLOGY Survey conducted on 5/3 5/7/16 12 minute telephone survey 29 questions Likely November 2016 voters Sample Size: 300 Margin of Error (+/- 5.7%) 2FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTCHILDREN/GRANDCHILDREN IN DISTRICTFILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 3Do you have or have you ever had any children or grandchildren whoare now attending or attended school in the Fillmore Unified SchoolDistrict?14%10%27%5%44%YES, children currentlyattending - 14%YES, grandchildrencurrently attending - 10%YES, children attended inthe past - 27%YES, grandchildrenattended in the past - 5%NO - 44%QUALITY OF EDUCATION8%28%28%15%5%16% EXCELLENT - 8%GOOD - 28%FAIR - 28%POOR - 15%VERY POOR - 5%DONT KNOW - 16%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 4As you may be aware, the Fillmore Unified School District is responsible forthe elementary, middle and high schools in your community. Either fromwhat you know or what youve heard, how would you rate the quality of theeducation provided by the Fillmore Unified School District compared to thequality of education in the surrounding communities? Would you rate thequality as excellent, good, fair, poor, or very poor?FACILITIES MASTER PLAN8%21%67%4% I am familiar with the plan and itscontents - 8%I knew the plan was completed, but Idon't know any of the details - 21%I was unaware the District completedthis plan - 67%DONT KNOW/NOT SURE - 4%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 5Earlier this year, the Fillmore Unified School District completed a long-rangefacilities master plan to assess the status of its facilities and prioritizepotential renovations and improvements. Which one of the followingstatements best describes your knowledge of the plan?VOTER SUPPORTFILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 6The Fillmore Unified School District is considering placing a schoolimprovement general obligation bond measure on an upcoming ballot.PROPOSED BALLOT LANGUAGE:To renovate, construct and acquire classrooms andschool facilities; improve campus and classroomsecurity; upgrade agricultural, career technical, andphysical education facilities; replace aginginfrastructure, heating and air conditioningsystems; and upgrade fire alarms and emergencycommunications systems; shall the FillmoreUnified School District be authorized to issue $35million of bonds within legal interest rates, withindependent citizens oversight ensuring no moneyis used for administrative salaries and all funds arespent on local schools?62%26%12%WOULD YOU VOTE YES OR NO ON THIS MEASURE?YES - 62%NO - 26%UNDECIDED - 12%PRIORITIESFILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 7Would you be more or less likely to vote for the bond if you knew thefunds would be spent to _______?8078747878101011111110121511110 20 40 60 80 100repair leaky roofs throughout the Districtimprove vocational education facilities*improve career technical education facilities*replace outdated heating and air-conditioning systemsupgrade wiring and electrical infrastructure to supportmodern technology at all schoolsPRIORITIESMORE LIKELY LESS LIKLEY NO DIFFERENCE/UNSURE*split sample questionPRIORITIESFILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 8Would you be more or less likely to vote for the bond if you knew thefunds would be spent to _______?7876767464121213132011121212160 20 40 60 80 100upgrade fire alarms/emergency communication systemsupgrade and repair bathrooms and plumbingupgrade science labsmodernize aging classrooms and school facilitiesupgrade campus safety district wide with improvedfencing, door locks, cameras, and secure entriesPRIORITIESMORE LIKELY LESS LIKLEY NO DIFFERENCE/UNSUREPRIORITIESFILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 9Would you be more or less likely to vote for the bond if you knew thefunds would be spent to _______?6463626152522222222130311415161817170 20 40 60 80 100improve visual and performing arts facilitiesupgrade Fillmore School Farmimprove physical education facilitiesrenovate or construct cafeteria and multi-purpose roomsreconstruct baseball and softball field and facilitiesconstruct a new gymnasium at Fillmore High SchoolPRIORITIESMORE LIKELY LESS LIKLEY NO DIFFERENCE/UNSUREGENERAL IMPROVEMENTS10Passing this measure will bring outdated schools up to code by repairing andreplacing deteriorating restrooms, leaky roofs, plumbing systems andelectrical wiring, and removing asbestos so children can learn in safe andhealthy classrooms. Would knowing this make you more likely or less likelyto vote for the bond measure?79%9%12%MORE LIKELY - 79%LESS LIKELY - 9%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 12%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTMATCHING STATE FUNDS11Passing the bond will allow Fillmore Unified School District to qualify forstate matching funds for many projects. Without the bond, our schools willlose this funding and it will be taken by other districts. Would knowing thismake you more likely or less likely to vote for the bond measure?78%9%13%MORE LIKELY - 78%LESS LIKELY - 9%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 13%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTATHLETIC FACILITIES12The condition of the athletic facilities and locker rooms at our schools is sopoor, it is disrespectful to our students. Passing the bond measure willprovide equitable facilities for all of our children. Would knowing this makeyou more likely or less likely to vote for the bond measure?61%19%20% MORE LIKELY - 61%LESS LIKELY - 19%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 20%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTNON-EDUCATION13It is outrageous that the school district would have the nerve to ask localresidents to pay thirty-five million dollars to support this ill-conceivedproposal filled with gymnasiums, auditoriums and other projects that will dolittle for education. Would knowing this make you more likely or less likelyto vote for the bond measure?32%42%26%MORE LIKELY - 32%LESS LIKELY - 42%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 26%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTAFFORDABILITY14The Districts facility master plan cites over one hundred seventy milliondollars of projects and this bond will only fund thirty-five million dollars ofprojects. This is just the first of many new taxes that will be proposed by theDistrict. We cannot afford this plan. Would knowing this make you morelikely or less likely to vote for the bond measure?24%47%29%MORE LIKELY - 24%LESS LIKELY - 47%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 29%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTCOST TO PROPERTY OWNERS15The bond would annually cost District property owners $60 per $100,000 ofassessed valuation per year in property taxes. Would knowing this make youmore likely or less likely to vote for the bond measure?37%48%15%MORE LIKELY - 37%LESS LIKELY - 48%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 15%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTTAX RATE EXTENSION16The bond would not increase property taxes, but would continue the taxrate currently charged for school facilities. Would knowing this make youmore likely or less likely to vote for the bond measure?67%19%14%MORE LIKELY - 67%LESS LIKELY - 19%MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 14%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTSUPPORT OR OPPOSE BOND17Now that you have heard a lot more information regarding a proposed $35million Fillmore Unified School District school improvement bond measure,if the election were held today, would you vote yes to approve or no toreject the measure?64%30%6%YES - 64%NO - 30%UNDECIDED - 6%FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTINFORMATION SOURCES18How do you receive information about the Fillmore Unified SchoolDistrict?827357372212 9 6 20102030405060708090100Friends orFamilyMembersUnsure FillmoreGazetteSchoolDistrictEmployeesVenturaCounty StarInternetNewsFillmore USDWebsitePublicMeetingsLocal RadioNewsFILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTCONCLUSION1960+% Support is Encouraging High priority projects include: core school infrastructure improvement, vocational education/CTE, and safety upgrades. Ability to leverage State funds strongly received. Parents are strong supporters but small percentage of voters. Support across party lines. Support is undermined by potential arguments against; however, support increases from 62% to 64% after all information.FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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