The Board of Education of the Scotts Valley School District appointed qualified, interested individual applicants to serve on a committee of community leaders which serves as the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (“COC”) for the implementation of the District’s Measure A school facilities bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Election
On June 3, 2014, voters residing within the Scotts Valley School District passed Measure A. Measure A is a $35 million 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 A was passed by 72.17%.
Establishment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the Scotts Valley School District Board of Education appoint a Citizens’ Oversight Committee to work with the District.
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Oversight Committee shall:
Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of Measure A bond proceeds;
Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure A bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure A; and
Present to the Board of Education in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure A bond proceeds.
Appointment of Committee Members
All appointments are made by the Board of Education from applications submitted to the District.
Time Commitment and Term
Initial appointments are staggered, such that some of the initial appointees will be appointed to serve one full two-year term. The other initial appointments will serve a one-year term, but will be eligible for reappointment by the Board of Education for a second and third two-year term.