About Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee
YOUR BOND MONEY AT WORK
The Board of Education of the Alvord Unified School District is committed to providing safe, secure, upgraded classrooms, labs and technology needed to support high quality instruction in math, science, engineering and technology which will prepare students for college and in-demand jobs in fields like health sciences, engineering, technology, and skilled trades. To that end, the Board evaluated the District’s urgent and critical technology and facility needs, including safety issues, class size reduction, basic repairs, computer and information technology in developing the types of projects to be funded by this measure as described below. The District conducted a facilities evaluation and received public input into developing this Project List. Teachers, staff, community members and the Board have prioritized the key health and safety needs so that the most critical facility needs are addressed.
Because the District elected to pursue bond elections under the provisions of Proposition 39, State law requires the District to establish a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee appointed by the District's Board of Trustees. The Committee's purposes are:
- To ensure accountability in the spending of Measure J funds as approved by the voters of the community.
- To inform the public annually by issuing a written report concerning the expenditure of bond proceeds
- To actively monitor all projects and expenditures approved by the voters.
- To provide proper oversight and accountability to ensure that Measure J funds are used as they were intended.
- To report to members of the community on the progress of Measure J projects.
Duties of the Committee will include:
- Conduct open meetings which comply with the Brown Act.
- Ensure Bond funds are spent only on projects listed in the Bond Project List and no funds are used for salaries or general operating expenses.
- Monitor the progress of Bond projects.
- Receive and review copies of the annual performance and financial audits of bond projects as required by California State law (Proposition 39).
- Provide information to the public on the progress of bond projects and expenditure of bond funds.
The Committee must consist of at least seven (7) members, 5 of whom must meet the following criteria:
- 1 member must be an active member of the business community
- 1 member must be active in a senior citizens' organization
- 1 member shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers' organization
- 1 member shall be the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District's schools
- 1 member shall be the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District's schools and active in a parent-teacher organization
No employee or officer of the District may serve on the Committee, nor may any vendor, contractor, or consultant of the District serve on the Committee. (Education Code Section 15282)