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School Districts, Including Many In Valley, On Thin Ice In Refinancing Bond Debt
By Sharon Noguchi | Mercury News | Sat., January 17, 2009
Taking advantage of escalating property values and falling interest rates, hundreds of California school districts refinanced their construction bonds and reaped a windfall to remodel and upgrade their campuses. Now the California attorney general has issued an opinion that the practice, popularized in the mid- 90s...

California's Cash - Out Deals Stir Debate
By Andrew Ward | The Bond Buyer | Friday, January 16, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO - When California Attorney General Jerry Brown said "cash-out refunding bonds" violated the state's constitution, he gave bond lawyers and school officials a degree of clarity on a controversial aspect of the law. He also gave them something new to debate: What should schools do...

National Perspectives: Creating Housing For Teachers
By Lisa Chamberlain | New York Times | Sun., December 18, 2005
Santa Clara, Calif. — Aimee Brinks, a teacher in her late 20's lives by herself in a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a private garage and a patio in the heart if Silicon Valley, on of the nation's most expensive housing markets. She is the beneficiary of an innovative solution...

Tam bond sales ease tax burden:
$50 million to update facilities

By Nancy Isles Nation | Marin Independent Journal | Mon., August 12, 2002
Taxpayers in the Tamalpais Union School District got a break with the sale of nearly $50 million in bonds to finance modernization of school facilities. The bonds were sold for an interest rate of 4.68 percent, which means property owners will pay less in taxes...

Bonds sold to finance building of DA's office
By Steve Archer | The Daily Democrat | October 17, 1998
Certificate of participation bonds sold Thursday to finance the purchase and renovation of the old Daily Democrat building into office space for the county district attorney...

Bond sale exceeds all expectations
By Gary Beall | Winters Express | July 2, 1998
The financial market was smiling on Winters Joint Unified School District (WJUSD) — and district taxpayers — on June 24 when it sold $3.75 million worth of bonds at a record low interest rate...

Consultant fights for education
By Ross Farrow | The Sacramento Bee | January 24, 1991
On a wall in the downtown Sacramento office of a school finance consultant is a framed poster that says, "It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber..."

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