SBUnified Seeks Applicants to Serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

The Board of Education of the Santa Barbara Unified School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (“CBOC”) for the ongoing expenditure of funds of Measure Q and Measure R, as well as the implementation of the District’s Measure J and Measure I school facilities bond programs.

Proposition 39 Bond Election

On November 8, 2016, voters residing within the Santa Barbara Unified School District passed Measure J and Measure I, under Proposition 39. Measure J is a $58,000,000 bond measure and Measure I is a $135,000,000 bond measure, which authorize funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to the schools within the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval; Measure J was passed by 71.34% and Measure I was passed by 69.16%.

Establishment of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education appoint a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to work with the District.

Committee Responsibilities

In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee shall:

  • Inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds of Measures Q, R J and I.
  • Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measures Q, R J and I bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measures Q, R J and I; and
  • Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of bond proceeds of Measures Q, R J and I.

Committee Bylaws

Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws

Appointments of Committee Members

All appointments will be made by the Governing Board from applications submitted to the District.

The Committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members, appointed by the Board from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Prop 39. Positions are currently open in the following categories:

  • One (1) member shall be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District.
  • One (1) member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the P.T.A. or a school site council.
  • One (1) member active in a bona-fide taxpayers’ association.

Time Commitment and Term

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee meets four times each year. Three committee seats are available. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete and submit an application for appointment to the committee for a two-year term. Sitting committee members are eligible to be reappointed for a second and third year-term.

Would you be interested in serving?

If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the committee bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities and complete the application.

Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee Application

A completed application must be received by the Superintendent’s Office of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, no later than 4:00 PM – Friday, May 17, 2019, at the address below.

Santa Barbara Unified School District
720 Santa Barbara Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tel: 805.963.4338 ext. 6222