ANNOUNCEMENT – July 2022
RE: Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
The Board of Trustees of the Walnut Valley Unified School District (“WVUSD” or “District”) is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (“CBOC” or “Committee”) for the implementation of the District’s Measure WV school facilities bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Election and Establishment of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
On November 8, 2016, voters residing within the WVUSD passed Measure WV. Measure WV is a $152,880,000 bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to the District’s schools. Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval; Measure WV was passed by 64.31%. After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the WVUSD Board of Trustees appoint an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to work with the District.
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the CBOC shall:
- Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of bond proceeds of Measure WV.
- Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure WV bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure WV; and
- Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of bond proceeds of Measure WV.
- The Bylaws which govern the CBOC are attached to the Application.
Appointment of Committee Members
The Committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members appointed by the WVUSD Board of Trustees from a list of candidates submitting written applications. Currently the Committee has openings for those interested and meet the following criteria:
- One (1) member who is a parent/guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization or a school site council.
- One (1) member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
- One (1) member who is active in a senior citizens’ organization.
- One (1) member representing the community at-large.
Time Commitment and Term
CBOC meets four to five times a year in the evenings. Terms are for two years with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Would You be Interested in Serving?
If you are interested in applying for this important committee or to learn more about CBOC, visit the Walnut Valley Unified School District Website under “Measure WV Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee” where you’ll find useful information and the CBOC Application. Please send applications or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 PM on August 15, 2022. All appointments will be made by the WVUSD Board of Trustees from applications submitted to the District.