Financing K-12 Technology with General Obligation Bonds

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Presented by:  
Dale Scott & Company, a CASBO Premier Partner
Mark Farrell, Senior Financial Advisor with Dale Scott & Company
Lani Lutar, former President & CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association
Nearly every school district in California is grappling with how to fund educational technology. A handful of districts have used general obligation bonds to provide funding for technology and many others are exploring this alternative. When such GO bond financings are put together correctly, they can provide a district with an ongoing, low-cost source of funding for technology. However, GO bonds must be carefully structured in order to avoid saddling taxpayers with years of debt payments for out-of-date equipment.Presented in a Q & A format, this video will cover the legal and financial issues surrounding this topic. Using a series of graphics, the various methods that have been used to fund technology will be explained and critiqued.
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