SAN LEANDRO SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEKS CITIZENS TO SERVE ON BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
SAN LEANDRO, Calif., January 25, 2017 - On November 8, 2016, the J1 bond measure was passed by voters, which will issue $104,000,000 in bonds for facilities maintenance in the San Leandro Unified School District.
To help facilitate and oversee the multi-year project, the SLUSD Board of Trustees has established a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) and is actively seeking community volunteers wishing to serve. The CBOC is responsible for overseeing the expenditure of money to ensure bond revenues are used as voters intended and communicating its findings and progress to the public.
The committee must have at least seven community members and the district is looking to recruit at least one member from each of the following groups:
- Business organization representing the business community in San Leandro
- Senior citizens organization
- Bona-fide taxpayer’s organization
- School parent-teacher organization
Committee members will also include one parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district and two members of the community at large. The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee may not include any employee or official of the school district or andy vendor, contractor or consultant of the school district.
“We are looking for engaged citizens who are committed to working together to improve our schools for the benefit of our students, teachers and community,” said Kevin Collins, assistant superintendent of business and operations for SLUSD. It is estimated that the committee will meet approximately three times per year and are asked to serve an initial two-year term.
The Board of Trustees will select the committee based on the applicant's professional and practical experience, contribution to his/her community, as well as the diversity of experience on the committee and representation from various communities within the district. To apply for consideration please submit the application by Friday, February 24. Applications can also be found on the district website www.slusd.us under the Bond Section.