• Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee
     

    The Santee School District Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee has the following vacancies in its membership:

    • One member who is active in a bona fida taxpayer association;
     
    Members Appointed to the Citizens' Oversight Committee
    On March 5, 2007 the Board of Education appointed initial membership to the Committee, and subsequently expanded the Committee to 11 members on March 20, 2007. Currently, there are eleven members on the Citizen's Oversight Committee.
    Timeline of the Committee
    On November 7, 2006, citizens voted in favor of a bond (Proposition R) to modernize and improve Santee School District facilities. The amount of bond funding is $60,000,000; however this amount is part of the larger comprehensive modernization plan totaling $165,000,000. Pursuant to Education Code Section 15278, et seq., it is required that the Board of Education establish and appoint initial members to a Citizens' Oversight Committee to account for the Resolution #0607-14 District's expenditure of the $60 million bond proceeds.
    On November 21, 2006 the Board adopted Resolution #0607-14 establishing the Citizens' Oversight Committee in accordance with applicable law by adopting policies and regulations to be applicable to the committee once it is established and prior to Board appointment of the Committee members. The appointment of the initial members of the Citizens' Oversight Committee must occur within 60 days of the adoption of the resolution certifying the election results, which was adopted by the Board of Education on Janurary 9, 2007. The Committee's primary purpose is to inform the public at least annually in a written report regarding the expenditure of the Board proceeds.
    The legal appointment process is summaried in the following steps:

    Timeline

    1.

    Approval of establishment of Citizens' Oversight Committee

    November 21, 2006

    2.

    Certification of Election Results

    January 9, 2007

    3.

    Establish selection and application process of Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

    January 23, 2007

    4.

    Applications due to District offices

    February 23, 2007

    5.

    Applications reviewed, references checked

    February 26 – 28, 2007

    6.

    Superintendent brings forth membership applications for Board review and appointments to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. The Board assigns 9 members and 1 alternate to the Committee

    March 5, 2007

    7.

    The Board of Education expands the Committee to 11 and appoints the alternate member to be the 10th member of the Committee.

    March 20, 2007

    8.

    Applications to fill the 11th member seat on the Committee and one alternate member will be considered by the Board of Education

    April 17, 2007

    9.

    Initial meeting of the membership of the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

    April 2007

    The Board of Education must appoint certain qualifying members to the Committee. The Committee will consist of eleven (11) members to serve for a term of two (2) years, without compensation. Members may, but are not entitled to, serve for a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms. No member(s) may be a District employee, official, vendor, contractor, or consultant. The Committee must include all of the following:
    • One member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District;
    • One member who is active in a senior citizen's organization;
    • One member who is active in a bona fida taxpayer association;
    • One member shall be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District;
    • One member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and in a parent-teacher organization, such as the PTA or school site council; and
    • One member shall have experience in school finance.

    The District has adopted Resolution #0607-14 of Policies and Regulations for the Committee to provide guidance and operational parameters for the Committee within the statutorily prescribed requirement.

Last Modified on July 14, 2010