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School District to Get $5.8 Million from Bond Sale for Renovations
A combination of quality planning and good luck will benefit the students and taxpayers of
Colusa Unified School District. Bonds authorized by an overwhelming majority of the voters back in November went to market
on April 16. The sale resulted in higher-than-expected funding for the district, lower-than-expected
costs and significant savings for the district's taxpayers, Colusa officials said. Lorie Raineri, president of Government Financial Strategies, presented the final numbers...
School Districts, Including Many In Valley, On Thin Ice In Refinancing Bond Debt
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-
California's Cash - Out Deals Stir Debate
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
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
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...
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