Exeter Unified School District

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

 

The Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of the Exeter Unified School District (the “District”) is establishing a Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee (the “Committee”) to review expenditures from construction activity associated with Measure K, which was approved by District voters on November 8, 2016.  The Committee will be responsible for ensuring that bond revenues are used only as voters intended and for informing the public of bond expenditures. The Board invites all interested community members to apply for service on the Bond Oversight Committee.

 

Who will be on the Committee?

The Bond Oversight Committee must have at least seven members.  In addition to two members of the community at large, there must be at least one member from each of the following groups:

 

   One member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located within the school district.

   One member who is active in a senior citizen's organization.

   One member who is the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district.

   One member who is the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district and is active in a parent-teacher organization.

   One member who is active in a bona-fide taxpayer's organization.

 

The Committee may not include any employee or official of the school district or any vendor, contractor, or consultant of the school district.  Committee members must be at least 18 years old, and preference will by given to members who live within the geographic boundary of the District.

 

What will the Committee do?

The Committee will be responsible for making reports to the Board and the community about bond expenditures.

 

How often will the Committee meet?

The Committee is required to meet at least one time per year, or more frequently as it deems necessary to fulfill its duty.  It is estimated at this time that the Committee will meet approximately 2-3 times per year, with specific meeting dates will be determined by the Committee.  Committee members will be appointed by the Board to serve a two-year term.  A maximum of three consecutive two-year terms is allowed under the law.

 

How will the Committee be selected?

The Board will select the members of the Committee, taking into account the applicant's professional and/or practical experience, the applicant's contribution to his/her community, the diversity of experience on the Committee as a whole, and representation on the Committee from within the district. The Board is expected to appoint the new members of the Committee by March 8, 2017.

 

What else should the applicant know?

Under the provisions of Education Code Section 35233, a member of the Committee may not have any financial interests in any contracts made with the District during the member's two-year term. Committee members may also be subject to the Political Reform Act of 1974 and its Conflict of Interest Provision.  Members will be required to abide by an Ethics Policy attached to the Bylaws governing the Committee.

 

All committee proceedings will be open to the public and will be subject to the Brown Act. All documents and reports received or published by the Committee will be a matter of public record, and will be made available on the District’s web site.

 

The Governing Board will provide the Committee with administrative support and sufficient resources to publicize the committee reports.

 

Where is more information available?

Please call the Exeter Unified School District at (559) 592-9421 for additional information.

 

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