Application for Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee
The Board of Education of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders who will operate as the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for the implementation of the District’s Measure V facilities bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Election
On November 3, 2020, voters residing within the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District passed Measure V, a $136,000,000 bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, modernizations, and health and safety improvements at the District’s schools and facilities as outlined in the District’s Facilities Master Plan. Under Proposition 39 – the “Smaller Classes, Safer Schools, and Financial Accountability Act” – school districts and community colleges are required to have a 55 percent supermajority for approval. Measure V was passed by 63.33 percent. (View certified results.)
Establishment of an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, California law requires that the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board of Education appoint an independent citizens’ bond oversight committee to work with the District.
Per Education Code Section 15278(b), the CBOC shall:
- Inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds of Measure V
- Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure Measure V bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes outlined in Measure V
- Present to the Board of Education in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of bond proceeds of Measure V
Appointment of Committee Members
All appointments will be made by the Board of Education from applications submitted to the District. The committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members appointed by the Board from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Proposition 39, to wit:
- One (1) member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District
- One (1) member active in a senior citizens’ organization
- One (1) member active in a bonafide taxpayers association
- One (1) member who is the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District
- One (1) member who is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District AND is active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the Parent-Teacher Association or School Site Council
- At-large community member(s)
Time Commitment and Term
Appointees will serve one full three-year term and may serve up to three consecutive terms. The Committee shall establish a schedule for the date and time of regular meetings to be held at least three times per year to include an annual organizational meeting to be held in April.
Would you be interested in serving?
If you wish to serve on this important committee, please complete and submit this application.
For additional information about the appointment process, please contact Jennifer Nerat, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, at email@example.com.