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Measure Z Oversight Committee

your bond money hard at work

your bond money hard at work

The Washington Unified School District (WUSD) greatly appreciates the community support for our students and schools during historically challenging times.  On November 3, 2020, the voters of West Sacramento authorized Measure Z which passed with 60.93% approval and issuing $150,000,000 in General Obligation (GO) Bonds for school facilities improvements, construction, and modernization. This will go a long way in protecting our students’ quality education and ensure opportunities for all students in Washington Unified School District (WUSD) for many years to come. 
 
The passage of Measure Z will protect our community's investment in our schools.  We firmly believe that strong schools and learning environments equal a strong community. 
 
One way community members can participate in their local GO Bond is to serve on the Measure Z Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).
 
Overview of citizens bond oversight committee

Overview of citizens bond oversight committee

In November, 2000, the voters of the State of California approved an amendment to the California Constitution (Proposition 39) lowering the voter approval requirement from 2/3rds to 55% for school districts that provide voters a specific list of projects, a committee of appointed citizens to oversee the expenditure of funds and an annual performance audit and financial audit of the bond funds and bond projects. Proposition 39 provides that the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee shall have at least seven (7) members who shall serve up to three (3) terms of two (2) years each. All appointees are limited to a third term.
purpose

purpose

State law requires the District to establish a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee appointed by the District's Board of Trustees.
 
The Committee's Role is to:
  • Alert the public to any waste or improper expenditure of school construction bond money.
  • Actively review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayers' money for school construction. 
  • Ensuring that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes described in the bond language.
  • Ensuring that no funds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other school operating expenses.
  • Receive and review copies of the annual performance and financial audits of Bond projects.
Membership

Membership

Although any resident within the voting boundaries my apply, the following criteria must be included within Committee membership:
 
  • 1 member must be an active member of the business community.
  • 1 member must be active in a senior citizens' organization.
  • 1 member shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers' organization.
  • 1 member shall be the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District's schools.
  • 1 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)
now accepting applications for the measure z citizens bond oversight committee

now accepting applications for the measure z citizens bond oversight committee

WUSD would like to encourage West Sacramento residents of all neighborhoods to consider applying for the Measure Z CBOC. 
 
In an effort to encourage participation from a variety of neighborhoods, WUSD would like to create a Committee that is comprised of thirteen (13) members total:
  1. Five (5) representing the required criteria of Education Code 15282 for North of Interstate 50. 
  2. Five (5) representing the required criteria of Education Code 15282 for South of Interstate 50.
  3. Three (3) at members at large.
 
The Committee shall be comprised of individuals who either live within the boundaries of the District.  The Superintendent or designee shall solicit applications for membership on the Committee, and in the event the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, shall conduct a review of applications of interested and qualified citizens and make recommendations to the Board for appointments.  The Board shall have the authority at its sole discretion to select and appoint the Committee, including the filling of vacancies that may occur during a Committee member’s term.  While the Committee must consist of at least seven (7) members, the Board shall determine the final size of the Committee.
apply for Measure z cboc membership below

apply for Measure z cboc membership below