BOND MEASURE G
MILL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
To upgrade classrooms, science labs, and learning technology in Mill Valley elementary and middle schools; repair/replace leaky roofs/windows, improve accessibility for students with disabilities; add solar and replace outdated/inefficient heating, ventilation, electrical/plumbing systems; shall Mill Valley School District’s measure to issue $194,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates be adopted, raising approximately $9,300,000 annually while bonds are outstanding averaging 2.6¢ per $100 of assessed value, with oversight, annual audits and all funds improving local schools?
Mill Valley School District and its Board will follow the steps listed below:
October 12, 2023
Modernizations Design Update
September 13, 2023
MVMS Design Update
August 10, 2023
Architects modernization project assignments contracts.
Lease-Leaseback request for qualifications for MVMS.
Community Outreach consultant agreement.
June 15, 2023
Board approval of agreement for on-going architectural services with JKAE, Lionakis and WRNS Studio.
Board approval of agreement Lionakis to develop the feasibility study for MVMS.
Board approval of agreement for state funding consultant services with Hancock Park & DeLong Inc.
June 7, 2023
Board approval of master agreement and project assignment.
May 24, 2023
Board approval of A/E pool.
May 12, 2023
Notice of Intent to award to A/E pool.
May 1, 2023
April 17, 2023
AOR proposal deadline.
March 10, 2023
AOR RFP/Q was released.
March 9, 2023
AECOM provided feedback on the architect pool of record (AOR) Request of Proposal and Qualifications (RFP/Q).
February 9, 2023
MVSD Board approved the contract between AECOM and MVSD.
January 12, 2023
MVSD Board agreed to schedule a meeting with two trustees, legal representation, and district staff to review the Construction Management contract with AECOM before this item comes before the board for approval on February 9, 2023.
December 12, 2022
MVSD Board was asked to approve AECOM as the qualified construction management firm for Measure G Bond projects and authorize future negotiation of contract.
November 21, 2022
Notice of Intent to Award a contract for Construction Management Services.
Week of November 14. 2022
MVSD conducted the interview process to hire Construction Management Services.
November 3, 2022
MVSD Board appointed members to CBOC.
October 17 & 24, 2022
Construction Management Services RFQP Advertisement
October 13, 2022
September 15, 2022
MVSD Board adopted Resolution 02-22/23 to establish CBOC, and adopt CBOC Bylaws.
September 15, 2022
MVSD Board entered the Measure G election results by the adoption of Resolution 04-22/23;
MVSD began the recruitment and application process of Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) applicants.
February 10, 2022
MVSD Board approved Resolution 12-21/22 ordering an election to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds, establishing specifications of the election order and requesting consolidation with other elections.
Isom Advisors: District Financial AnalysisFebruary 13, 2020 Special Workshop & Regular meeting - PresentationMarch 12, 2020 - Regular meeting - AgreementApril 15, 2021 - Regular meeting - PresentationOctober 20, 2021 - Special meeting - PresentationMarch 9, 2023 - Regular meeting - Presentation
Mill Valley School District Issues $22.6 Million from Measure G Authorization
Mill Valley School District issued its first series of general obligation bonds (the "Series A Bonds") from their June 2022 $194 million bond authorization Measure G. The $22.6 million issuance will be used to renovate, upgrade and modernize school facilities, as well as finance preliminary costs for the new middle school to be completed by 2027. The bonds were issued as traditional principal and interest bonds that will mature over the next 30 years. The overall cost of borrowing (true interest cost or "TIC") was 4.1237% and the repayment ratio was 1.80:1, which means that for every dollar borrowed,$0.80 of interest will be paid. Despite a challenging bond sale due to Federal Reserve Chairperson Powell comments on the day of pricing, the District's bonds priced incredibly well compared to other similar-rated, similar-sized transactions. Helping to achieve the lowest interest rates possible was the District's stellar AAA rating, a level reserved for only a few elite California school districts.
The Series A Bonds were approved by the Mill Valley School District Board of Trustees on June 7th, and priced at levels better than presented to the Board. The TIC was lower by 18 basis points and the overall repayment on the bonds was lower by more than $4 million.
Measure G Bond Program Updates - Board of Trustees
August 10, 2023 Board Meeting Updates
Director of Maintenance, Operations & Safety gave a Measure G Update presentation which can be seen here.
Resolution #01-23/24 - Authorizing Lease-Leaseback Project Delivery Method for District's Measure G Bond Program & Implementing Prequalification Process
The Board approved the Resolution which authorizes the District’s use of the lease-leaseback project delivery method for the Measure G Bond Program Projects and implements a standardized prequalification process in accordance with applicable law. To commence this process, the District desires to utilize a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to prequalify contractors and request proposals from prospective lease-leaseback firms in accordance with Public Contract Code section 20111.6, Education Code section 17406, and District Administrative Regulation 3311.2.
Measure G Bond Program Update: Lease-Leaseback RFP Approval
To commence this process, the District desires to utilize a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to request proposals from prospective lease-leaseback firms in accordance with Education Code section 17406, et seq. The RFP process will also include a prequalification process in accordance with applicable statutes. The District is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide lease-leaseback construction services for the Projects. The selected contractor(s) will assist with pre-construction services and will provide the necessary labor, materials and services to perform the identified construction scopes of work. Following the District’s review, evaluation, and scoring of the proposals, the District will present to the Board its recommendation for the selection of: (i) a contractor for the Mill Valley Middle School Project; and (ii) a contractor for various Modernization Projects to perform the necessary pre-construction and construction services for the Projects. Thereafter, the District will provide all necessary documents for execution and final Board approval.
Project Assignment #1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with JKAE
On June 15, 2023, the Board approved the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services between the District and JKAE. District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated a final proposal and Project Assignment No. 1 with JKAE, wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon between the District and JKAE. Project Assignment No. 1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services will require JKAE to provide architectural and engineering services for the District’s Measure G Priority 1 Tamalpais Valley Elementary School Project and is in the negotiated and agreed upon total not-to-exceed $ $3,655,797. Project Assignment No. 1 will be funded using Measure G, Bond Funds.
The Board approved Project Assignment No. 1 to the Agreement for On-Going Architectural Services with JKAE. Following approval, the District may commence its work with JKAE to provide architectural and engineering services for the District’s Measure G Priority 1 Tamalpais Valley Elementary School Project.
August 3, 2023 Study Session: Lease-Leaseback RFP
The purpose of the Lease-Leaseback study session was to allow the Board to review and discuss the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Lease-Leaseback contractors and related materials for the selection of the Lease-Leaseback contractors. The full presentation can be seen here.
June 15, 2023, Board Meeting Updates
May 17, 2023 - Special Board meeting - Measure G Study Session
April 27, 2023 Board Meeting Items:
Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo provided a brief update on the upcoming Special Board Student Session (May 17th) which will address Measure G updates and questions.
March 9, 2023 Board Meeting Items:
February 9, 2023 Board Meeting Items:
Qualified Construction Management Firm for Measure G Bonds Projects and Negotiation of Contract:
On or about October 13, 2022, the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) approved the issuance of the Request for Qualifications and Proposals (“RFQ/RFP”) No. 2022-03, which sought qualifications and proposals from qualified firms to provide construction management services for the District’s Measure G Bond Program. On or about November 7, 2022, the District received submissions from five (5) construction management firms that timely submitted proposals in response to the RFQ/RFP. On or about November 17, 2022, the District’s Evaluation Committee conducted interviews of all five (5) firms. Following the District’s Evaluation Committee’s review of the RFQ/RFP proposals and the interview process, the Evaluation Committee made a recommendation to the Board to select AECOM as the District’s Construction Management Firm.
At the District’s December 12, 2022, Board meeting, the Board voted to approve the selection of AECOM and to proceed to enter into a contract with AECOM for program and construction management services.
At the Board's January 12, 2023 meeting, the Board designated Trustees Nakatani and Yoo to review the final contract and incorporate revisions as needed. District staff and the District’s legal counsel have negotiated a final proposal and contract with AECOM wherein all the necessary and requisite provisions have been included and agreed upon between the District and AECOM. The Master Agreement for Construction Management Services is in the negotiated and agreed upon total not-to-exceed amount of $7,058,489.26, which includes $750,000.00 in allowance amounts.
It is recommended that the Board approve the Master Agreement for Construction Management Services with AECOM. Following approval, the District may commence its work with AECOM and begin the planning and programming stages of the Measure G Bond Program.
Measure G Bond Program Update:
December 12, 2022 Board Meeting Items:
Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety Julio Arroyo will provide an update to the Board on the next steps to implement the Measure G Bond Program. The District will need architectural and engineering services to upgrade the District’s aging facilities to meet modern academic, ADA, and safety standards. The Request for Qualifications and Proposals for Architectural and Engineering Services for the District’s Measure G Bond Projects (“RFQ”) has been provided to the members of the Board for review and discussion. At a subsequent Board meeting, District staff will recommend the Board to issue the RFQ to commence selecting and establish a “pool” of qualified individuals or firms to provide design services for the Measure G Bond Program.
Qualified Construction Management Firm for Measure G Bond Projects and Future Negotiation of Contract
On November 7, 2022, the District received submissions from the following five (5) construction management firms that timely submitted proposals in response to the RFQ/RFP:
2. Apadana Engineering / Apadana Group
3. Cumming Management Group, Inc.
4. Roebbelen Management, Inc.
5. Van Pelt Construction Services
Following the RFQ/RFP process, the District’s Evaluation Committee invited all five (5) construction management firms and their key personnel to be interviewed on November 17, 2022 by the District’s Evaluation Committee. The Evaluation Committee for the RFQ/RFP consisted of the following members:
- Trustee Dr. Michele Crncich Hodge;
- Trustee Marco Pardi;
- Dr. Michele Rollins, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services;
- Julio Arroyo, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Safety;
- Danny Chui, Middle School Principal;
- Jason Matlon, Old Mill Principal;
- Melissa Yakel McClatchy, Community Financial Advisory Committee;
- Stephen DeLapp, Community Financial Advisory Committee; and
- Jessica Ehrlich, F3 Law, Counsel for the District
As indicated in the RFQ/RFP, each proposer was asked to give a brief presentation highlighting the significant aspects of the firm’s approach and understanding of the Projects. The presentation was followed by participation in a question-and-answer discussion session with the Evaluation Committee.
Each proposer was then evaluated based on the selection criteria listed in the RFQ/RFP, as follows:
- Firm Experience and Qualifications
- Litigation/Claims/Complaint History
- Project Plan and Methodology
- Compliance with RFQ/RFP
Following the conclusion of the proposal review and interview process, the Evaluation Committee recommends that the Board approve AECOM as the selected construction management firm for the District’s Projects for reasons including, but not limited to:
- AECOM provides similar construction management services on some of the largest K-12 design and construction programs in California, including but not limited to relevant, local Bay Area bond projects;
- References have been checked and confirmed, including with San Francisco Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and San Bernardino City Unified School District;
- AECOM has proven experience in program and construction management services, including but not limited to cost estimating and comparative analysis, construction oversight and coordination, and quality control and assurance procedures;
- The firm also has a decades-long history of K-12 work in California with vast experience in working with the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), State Allocation Board, California Department of Education, the Division of the State Architect (DSA), and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Additionally, AECOM also has experience in complying with the Uniform Building Code (UBC), and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations;
- Further, the firm has a strong Bay Area presence with a local branch office in San Francisco, California, and the proposed AECOM personnel that would be assigned to the District has extensive experience working collaboratively with each other on other K-12 projects in the Bay Area;
- AECOM’s presentation factored in the District and the specific projects that will be part of the District’s Measure G Bond Program; and
- AECOM embraces inclusivity, equity, and diversity as well as corporate social justice.
Pending Board approval, the District’s legal counsel will proceed to negotiate a Master Agreement and Project Assignment(s) with AECOM. The Master Agreement and each Project Assignment will be brought back to the Board for approval and/or ratification. The Master Agreement and Project Assignment(s) will, among other necessary provisions, contain the following key contract provisions to best protect the District:
Construction Manager’s Scope of Services and Responsibilities
- Duration and Term of Service
- Compensation and Payment to Construction Manager, including Preconstruction Services, Basic Services, including Construction Phase Services and General Conditions, if applicable, and include general scope of work of services pursuant to the Agreement
- District’s Responsibilities
- Modifications to Construction Manager’s Services and Delays
- Authorized Project Personnel
- Addressing Project Suspension or Abandonment
- Construction Manager’s Accounting Records
- Insurance Requirements
- Termination Provisions
- Dispute Resolution
- Construction Manager’s Representations, Warranties, and Covenants
- Project Assignment(s) where specific scope of work will be determined on a project-by-project basis
The Evaluation Committee believes AECOM has demonstrated their competence and qualifications to provide the necessary construction management services to the District on the Projects and believes it is in the District’s best interest to approve AECOM as the construction management firm for the Projects.
The Evaluation Committee recommends approving AECOM as the selected construction management firm based on the above and authorizing the District to move forward in negotiating the contract with AECOM.
Updating Aging Classrooms and Facilities in Mill Valley Schools
Mill Valley School District (MVSD) provides exemplary educational programs for students in local elementary and middle schools. Dedicated teachers and staff are committed to developing well-rounded, globally-minded students and academically preparing them for high school, college and beyond. Outstanding schools that nurture successful students improve the quality of life in our community and protect the property value of our homes.
Repairing Aging Schools for High-Quality Education
Over the past two years, Mill Valley schools have adapted to challenging circumstances in order to continue providing a quality education to local students. Another challenge we must meet is upgrading our aging facilities to meet modern academic, ADA and safety standards. Most Mill Valley schools are between 40 and 100 years old, and our classrooms, labs and school facilities need to be updated to meet current academic and safety standards.
In particular, Mill Valley Middle School, which serves all students as they advance from elementary to middle school, was built in 1972 and its aging infrastructure is not designed for 21st century teaching and learning. Significant upgrades are needed to modernize science, technology, engineering and math classrooms and labs, and to enable collaboration, project-based learning and high levels of student support. Outdated electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems need to be replaced, and upgrades are needed to improve accessibility, energy efficiency, and earthquake and fire safety.
Dedicated Local Funding for School Improvements
In order to keep pace with academic standards and keep local students safe, on February 10, 2022, the MVSD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a local school improvement bond measure, Measure G, on the June 2022 ballot that could generate up to $194 million to repair and improve local schools. On February 10, 2022, the Board adopted Resolution No. 12-21/22 ordering a school bond election and authorizing the necessary actions to place a bond measure on the June 2022 ballot (“Measure G”). Measure G was placed on the ballot for the June 7, 2022, primary election and passed by over two-thirds of the votes.
The District Board of Trustees passed Resolution 04-22/23 declaring Measure G approved at its meeting on September 15, 2022. Also at this meeting, the Board approved Resolution 02-22/23 authorizing the establishment of a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). The District is accepting applications for committee members and will appoint the committee at the November 2022 board meeting. This measure will cost about $26 per $100,000 of a property’s assessed value (not market value) per year. This measure will:
- Repair and replace leaky roofs and windows and outdated electrical and plumbing systems
- Expand and upgrade science, technology, engineering and math classrooms, labs and learning technology to meet current instructional standards
- Improve accessibility for students with disabilities
- Add solar panels and improve energy efficiency throughout the District
- Replace outdated heating and ventilation systems to improve air filtration and indoor air quality
- Improve earthquake and fire safety
Mandatory Fiscal Accountability
A local school improvement bond measure requires mandatory fiscal accountability, including:
- All funds raised by the measure would stay local to support Mill Valley students and could not be taken by the State
- A project list detailing how the funds would be used
- Funds can only be used for facilities, not for salaries or benefits
- An independent citizens’ oversight committee and independent audits to ensure funds are spent as promised
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- Facilities and Bond Measure Fact Sheet