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Bond Measures

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What is a Bond?

Local bond measures generate funds for repairs, construction, or replacement of school and community college facilities. In a bond election, voters that live in the bond area decide whether to authorize a school or community college district to issue bonds in a specified amount. After they are issued, bonds are paid back, with interest, using funds collected through property taxes.

One bond measure may result in multiple line items appearing on your property tax bill. Typically, schools and community colleges do not issue all of the bonds approved by voters at one time. They are often issued in multiple “series” over several years as needed to complete projects. Each series may appear as a line item your tax bill. Additionally, like refinancing a home mortgage, the èƵapp Hills Community College District refinances its bonds into lower interest rates when a bond is eligible. The lower payments that result from refinancing bonds are passed directly on to taxpayers in the form of lower property tax payments. Refinancing bonds may also result in additional line items appearing on the tax bill. For more information about your property tax bill, visit the .

What is an SFID?

A School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) allows a bond to affect only a portion of a school or community college district. Only voters within the SFID boundary may vote on the bond, only property with the SFID boundary is taxed to repay the bonds, and bond funds may only be spent on projects within the SFID boundary.

The èƵapp Hills Community College Districtwide Area covers portions of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. The district’s SFIDs are:

  • SFID #1 Firebaugh Area (includes Firebaugh, Mendota, San Joaquin, Tranquility, and the surrounding communities)
  • SFID #2 Coalinga Area (includes Coalinga, Huron, and the surrounding communities)
  • SFID #3 Lemoore Area (includes Lemoore, Riverdale, Avenal, Stratford, and the surrounding communities)

Active Bond Measures

 

Measure T
Districtwide

Discover how Measure T is revolutionizing the educational landscape across èƵapp Hills Community College District by funding state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

  • Passed in 2014
  • Projected end date: 2031
Measure K
SFID #1-Firebaugh Area

Measure K focuses on enhancing Firebaugh Center by updating classroom technology, improving energy efficiency, and ensuring advanced security to foster optimal learning environments.

  • Passed in 2022
  • Projected end date: 2039

Past Bond Measures

Measure G
Districtwide
  • Passed in 1998
  • Construction of the initial campus in Lemoore and remodeling projects at both the Coalinga campus and the center in Firebaugh.
  • Projected end date: 2030
Measure Q
SFID #1-Firebaugh Area
  • Passed in 2008
  • Construction of the Firebaugh Center
  • Projected end date: 2037
Measure C
SFID #2-Coalinga Area
  • Passed in 2008
  • Construction of the new agriculture facilities at the Farm of Future and modernization of several campus buildings.
  • Projected end date: 2038
Measure E
SFID #3-Lemoore Area
  • Passed in 2008
  • Construction of the Golden Eagle Arena, planning phase for the new Student Union, and technology and classroom improvements at Riverdale High School and Avenal High School.
  • Projected end date: 2041
Measure L
SFID #3-Lemoore Area
  • Passed 2012
  • Renovation and upgrade to existing classrooms, student technology and construction of the new Student Union.
  • Projected end date: 2045