Citizens’ Oversight Committee members being sought
July 29, 2016 by James
A bond issue, Measure L, was passed in 2008 for the purpose of modernizing Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) facilities, and now the district is soliciting applicants for the Oversight Committee.
The group that oversees the spending of the $95m raised in bonds is to consist of no fewer than seven members. Included on the committee must be someone who is a participant in a bona fide taxpayers association, someone who participates in a senior citizens’ organization, a parent or guardian who takes part in a parent-teacher organization, a parent or guardian of a student in the District, and an at-large representative.
Two committee members will be appointed by the TUSD Board of Education for the purpose of keeping the public apprised of Measure L expenditures with regard to school construction. Among the oversight committees’ duties are the receiving and reviewing of copies of financial and performance audits as well as inspect school grounds and facilities.
The manner in which the public will be informed of how Measure L proceeds are spent could take one of several forms with one possibility involving a newsletter printing service to provide ongoing updates.
Those interesting in a position on the TUSD Measure L Citizens’ Oversight Committee can obtain an application at TUSDMeasureL.org and turn it in to the Chief Financial Officer at the District Administration Center no later than 4:00pm on August 5.