CUSD looking for citizens to serve on fund oversight committtee

The Cabrillo Unified School District is pleased to announce applications to serve on the Measure S Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) are now available. Applications may be picked up in person at the district office located at 498 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay or by accessing the COC webpage at http://www.cabrillo.k12.ca.us/CUSD_topic/bond-measure-s.html. Applications will be accepted through Noon on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

The purpose of the COC is to inform the public concerning the expenditures and uses of the district’s bond measure revenues to ensure all uses are consistent with the voter approved projects. The COC will determine its meeting schedule for each year, but is required to hold regular meetings. The COC will produce an annual report to the public concerning its findings. This report will be presented to the Governing Board and posted on the COC webpage.

Members of the COC must either live or work within the CUSD boundaries. The configuration of the COC is embedded in the State Constitution and must be convened with representation as follows:

1. An active member of a business organization.
2. An active member of a senior citizens’ organization.
3. An active member of a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.
4. A parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in the district.
5. A parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in the district and who is an active member of a parent-teacher organization such as a PTA, PTO, or Site-Council.

In addition, the COC will contain an additional two members as defined below:
6. An at-large member who lives within the CUSD boundaries.
7. An at-large member who represents another organization that is active within the CUSD
boundaries.

No employee or district official may be a member of the COC. In addition, no vendor, contractor, or consultant of the district may be a member of the committee. Any applicant who is related to, or has a business relationship with an employee, official, vendor, contractor, or consultant of the district must disclose this information when applying. Members of the COC serve for a two year term and may serve up to two consecutive terms. The current term shall expire on June 30, 2014.

Applications will be reviewed by the Superintendent and senior management. Staff will recommend a slate of applicants to the Board for their review and consideration for approval. The Governing Board will review all applications and shall make the final appointments. This action is scheduled for the October 11, 2012 regular meeting of the Governing Board. Applicants will be notified of their status following action by the Board.

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Schuck who is serving as the facilitator for the Citizen’s Oversight Committee. The phone number for the district office is 712-7100.

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