• Apply for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

    02/14/2019

    We are grateful to voters in the Modesto City Elementary District boundaries for approving Measures D & E! The bond measures will fund essential repairs and upgrades to benefit all students in our elementary and junior high schools. Strong schools and learning environments equal a strong community.

    Per Proposition 39, approved by voters in November 2000, we must appoint a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) to oversee the expenditure of funds and provide annual performance and financial audits of bond funds and bond projects. The CBOC must have at least seven members who serve up to two terms of two years each. Initially, three members will be appointed to one-year terms and four members will be appointed to two-year terms. All appointees, regardless of the original term of appointment, are limited to a second term not to exceed two years.

    Five of the seven members must meet the following criteria:

    • One member must be an active member of the business community
    • One member must be active in a senior citizens' organization
    • One member shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers' organization
    • One member shall be the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District's schools
    • One member shall be the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District's schools and active in a parent-teacher organization

    No employee or officer of the District may serve on the Committee, nor may any vendor, contractor or consultant of the District serve on the Committee. (Education Code Section 15282)

    The CBOC is required to:

    • Actively monitor all projects and expenditures approved by the voters.
    • Provide proper oversight and accountability to ensure that Measures D & E funds are used as they were intended.
    • Report to members of the community on the progress of projects funded by Measures D & E.

    Duties of the CBOC include:

    • Ensure bond funds are spent only on projects listed in the Bond Project List and that no funds are used for salaries or general operating expenses.
    • Monitor progress of bond projects.
    • Receive and review copies of the annual performance and financial audits of bond projects as required by California state law (Proposition 39).
    • Provide information to the public on the progress of bond projects and expenditures of bond funds.

    For additional information on CBOCs, please see the following linked documents from the California League of Bond Oversight Committees:

    Interested community members who reside within the Modesto City Elementary School District boundary are encouraged to apply. Please fill out the application linked below and submit it by March 8, 2019 to the Associate Superintendent of Business Services, Modesto City Schools, 426 Locust Street, Modesto, CA 95351.