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<ul><li><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTSURVEY RESULTS PRESENTATION MAY 17, 2016</p><p>Prepared by:Dale Scott &amp; Company650 California Street, 8th FloorSan Francisco, CA</p><p></p></li><li><p>SURVEY METHODOLOGY</p><p> Survey conducted on 5/3 5/7/16</p><p> 12 minute telephone survey</p><p> 29 questions</p><p> Likely November 2016 voters </p><p> Sample Size: 300</p><p> Margin of Error (+/- 5.7%) </p><p>2FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>CHILDREN/GRANDCHILDREN IN DISTRICT</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 3</p><p>Do you have or have you ever had any children or grandchildren whoare now attending or attended school in the Fillmore Unified SchoolDistrict?</p><p>14%</p><p>10%</p><p>27%</p><p>5%</p><p>44%</p><p>YES, children currentlyattending - 14%</p><p>YES, grandchildrencurrently attending - 10%</p><p>YES, children attended inthe past - 27%</p><p>YES, grandchildrenattended in the past - 5%</p><p>NO - 44%</p></li><li><p>QUALITY OF EDUCATION</p><p>8%</p><p>28%</p><p>28%</p><p>15%</p><p>5%</p><p>16% EXCELLENT - 8%</p><p>GOOD - 28%</p><p>FAIR - 28%</p><p>POOR - 15%</p><p>VERY POOR - 5%</p><p>DONT KNOW - 16%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 4</p><p>As 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?</p></li><li><p>FACILITIES MASTER PLAN</p><p>8%</p><p>21%</p><p>67%</p><p>4% I am familiar with the plan and itscontents - 8%</p><p>I knew the plan was completed, but Idon't know any of the details - 21%</p><p>I was unaware the District completedthis plan - 67%</p><p>DONT KNOW/NOT SURE - 4%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 5</p><p>Earlier 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?</p></li><li><p>VOTER SUPPORT</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 6</p><p>The Fillmore Unified School District is considering placing a schoolimprovement general obligation bond measure on an upcoming ballot.</p><p>PROPOSED BALLOT LANGUAGE:</p><p>To renovate, construct and acquire classrooms and</p><p>school facilities; improve campus and classroom</p><p>security; upgrade agricultural, career technical, and</p><p>physical education facilities; replace aging</p><p>infrastructure, heating and air conditioning</p><p>systems; and upgrade fire alarms and emergency</p><p>communications systems; shall the Fillmore</p><p>Unified School District be authorized to issue $35</p><p>million of bonds within legal interest rates, with</p><p>independent citizens oversight ensuring no money</p><p>is used for administrative salaries and all funds are</p><p>spent on local schools?</p><p>62%26%</p><p>12%</p><p>WOULD YOU VOTE YES OR NO ON THIS MEASURE?</p><p>YES - 62%</p><p>NO - 26%</p><p>UNDECIDED - 12%</p></li><li><p>PRIORITIES</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 7</p><p>Would you be more or less likely to vote for the bond if you knew thefunds would be spent to _______?</p><p>80</p><p>78</p><p>74</p><p>78</p><p>78</p><p>10</p><p>10</p><p>11</p><p>11</p><p>11</p><p>10</p><p>12</p><p>15</p><p>11</p><p>11</p><p>0 20 40 60 80 100</p><p>repair leaky roofs throughout the District</p><p>improve vocational education facilities*</p><p>improve career technical education facilities*</p><p>replace outdated heating and air-conditioning systems</p><p>upgrade wiring and electrical infrastructure to supportmodern technology at all schools</p><p>PRIORITIES</p><p>MORE LIKELY LESS LIKLEY NO DIFFERENCE/UNSURE</p><p>*split sample question</p></li><li><p>PRIORITIES</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 8</p><p>Would you be more or less likely to vote for the bond if you knew thefunds would be spent to _______?</p><p>78</p><p>76</p><p>76</p><p>74</p><p>64</p><p>12</p><p>12</p><p>13</p><p>13</p><p>20</p><p>11</p><p>12</p><p>12</p><p>12</p><p>16</p><p>0 20 40 60 80 100</p><p>upgrade fire alarms/emergency communication systems</p><p>upgrade and repair bathrooms and plumbing</p><p>upgrade science labs</p><p>modernize aging classrooms and school facilities</p><p>upgrade campus safety district wide with improvedfencing, door locks, cameras, and secure entries</p><p>PRIORITIES</p><p>MORE LIKELY LESS LIKLEY NO DIFFERENCE/UNSURE</p></li><li><p>PRIORITIES</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 9</p><p>Would you be more or less likely to vote for the bond if you knew thefunds would be spent to _______?</p><p>64</p><p>63</p><p>62</p><p>61</p><p>52</p><p>52</p><p>22</p><p>22</p><p>22</p><p>21</p><p>30</p><p>31</p><p>14</p><p>15</p><p>16</p><p>18</p><p>17</p><p>17</p><p>0 20 40 60 80 100</p><p>improve visual and performing arts facilities</p><p>upgrade Fillmore School Farm</p><p>improve physical education facilities</p><p>renovate or construct cafeteria and multi-purpose rooms</p><p>reconstruct baseball and softball field and facilities</p><p>construct a new gymnasium at Fillmore High School</p><p>PRIORITIES</p><p>MORE LIKELY LESS LIKLEY NO DIFFERENCE/UNSURE</p></li><li><p>GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS</p><p>10</p><p>Passing 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?</p><p>79%</p><p>9%</p><p>12%MORE LIKELY - 79%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 9%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 12%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>MATCHING STATE FUNDS</p><p>11</p><p>Passing 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?</p><p>78%</p><p>9%</p><p>13%MORE LIKELY - 78%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 9%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 13%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>ATHLETIC FACILITIES</p><p>12</p><p>The 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?</p><p>61%19%</p><p>20% MORE LIKELY - 61%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 19%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 20%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>NON-EDUCATION</p><p>13</p><p>It 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?</p><p>32%</p><p>42%</p><p>26%MORE LIKELY - 32%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 42%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 26%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>AFFORDABILITY</p><p>14</p><p>The 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?</p><p>24%</p><p>47%</p><p>29%</p><p>MORE LIKELY - 24%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 47%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 29%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>COST TO PROPERTY OWNERS</p><p>15</p><p>The 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?</p><p>37%</p><p>48%</p><p>15%MORE LIKELY - 37%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 48%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 15%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>TAX RATE EXTENSION</p><p>16</p><p>The 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?</p><p>67%</p><p>19%</p><p>14%MORE LIKELY - 67%</p><p>LESS LIKELY - 19%</p><p>MAKES NODIFFERENCE - 14%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>SUPPORT OR OPPOSE BOND</p><p>17</p><p>Now 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?</p><p>64%</p><p>30%</p><p>6%</p><p>YES - 64%</p><p>NO - 30%</p><p>UNDECIDED - 6%</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>INFORMATION SOURCES</p><p>18</p><p>How do you receive information about the Fillmore Unified SchoolDistrict?</p><p>8273</p><p>57</p><p>37</p><p>2212 9 6 2</p><p>0</p><p>10</p><p>20</p><p>30</p><p>40</p><p>50</p><p>60</p><p>70</p><p>80</p><p>90</p><p>100</p><p>Friends orFamily</p><p>Members</p><p>Unsure FillmoreGazette</p><p>SchoolDistrict</p><p>Employees</p><p>VenturaCounty Star</p><p>InternetNews</p><p>Fillmore USDWebsite</p><p>PublicMeetings</p><p>Local RadioNews</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li><li><p>CONCLUSION</p><p>19</p><p>60+% Support is Encouraging</p><p> High priority projects include: core school infrastructure improvement, vocational education/CTE, and safety upgrades.</p><p> Ability to leverage State funds strongly received.</p><p> Parents are strong supporters but small percentage of voters.</p><p> Support across party lines.</p><p> Support is undermined by potential arguments against; however, support increases from 62% to 64% after all information.</p><p>FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p></li></ul>


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