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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 developed a goal for duplicates of the required CBOC roles so as to have representation for each category from both North and South of Interstate 50.  The Board of Education appointed nine (9) Measure Z CBOC Members on the March 12, 2021, Regularly Scheduled Board of Education Meeting.  Although the Measure Z CBOC currently meets the minimum number of members per the state law requirements, WUSD is electing to keep applications open for one (1) Measure Z CBOC category; the Member of a Bona Fide Tax Payer Organization, remains open until filled.  WUSD would like to encourage community members from all neighborhoods in West Sacramento that are members of a tax payer organization to consider applying to serve on the WUSD Measure Z CBOC.
 
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.
members of a bona fide tax payer orginzation application for Measure z cboc membership is below

members of a bona fide tax payer orginzation application for Measure z cboc membership is below

Upcoming Measure z cboc meetings

Upcoming Measure z cboc meetings

 
Measure Z CBOC Launch Meeting
Tuesday, May 25 · 6:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nwz-kpjb-kno
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 920-476-8180‬ PIN: ‪782 592 185‬#
Measure Z CBOC Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Measure Z CBOC Meeting Agendas and Minutes