Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

Measure V

Bassett Schools Safety, College/Career Readiness Measure. To improve school facilities with funding that cannot be taken by the State, replace leaky roofs, improve student access to computer / modern technology, replace / upgrade outdated heating, air conditioning, electrical systems, modernize outdated classrooms and restrooms, acquire, construct, repair classrooms, facilities, sites and equipment, shall Bassett Unified School District issue $30 million of bonds at legal rates, appoint an independent citizens’ oversight committee and no money for teacher or administrator salaries.
To Date, Measure V has
  • Restored Bassett High School Football Field
  • Renovations of Locker Rooms at Various Sites
Updates and more info to come . . .

Measure BB

-To improve school facilities, by replacing leaking roofs, improving student access to technology, repairing and upgrading security/fire/earthquake systems, modernizing, acquiring, constructing, repairing classrooms, restrooms, and facilities, shall Bassett Unified School District issue $50 million of bonds, within legal interest rates, averaging $2.66 million annually for 36 years (estimated), at projected rates of 6 cents per $100 assessed value while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, with all funds staying local

EDC 15278.  

(a) If a bond measure authorized pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution and subdivision (b) of Section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution is approved, the governing board of the school district or community college shall establish and appoint members to an independent citizens’ oversight committee, pursuant to Section 15282, within 60 days of the date that the governing board enters the election results on its minutes pursuant to Section 15274.

(b) The purpose of the citizens’ oversight committee shall be to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues. The citizens’ oversight committee shall actively review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayers’ money for school construction. The citizens’ oversight committee shall advise the public as to whether a school district or community college district is in compliance with the requirements of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution. The citizens’ oversight committee shall convene to provide oversight for, but not be limited to, both of the following:

(1) Ensuring that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution.

(2) Ensuring that, as prohibited by subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, no funds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other school operating expenses.

(c) In furtherance of its purpose, the citizens’ oversight committee may engage in any of the following activities:

(1) Receiving and reviewing copies of the annual, independent performance audit required by subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution.

(2) Receiving and reviewing copies of the annual, independent financial audit required by subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution.

(3) Inspecting school facilities and grounds to ensure that bond revenues are expended in compliance with the requirements of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution.

(4) Receiving and reviewing copies of any deferred maintenance proposals or plans developed by a school district or community college district, including any reports required by Section 17584.1.

(5) Reviewing efforts by the school district or community college district to maximize bond revenues by implementing cost-saving measures, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(A) Mechanisms designed to reduce the costs of professional fees.

(B) Mechanisms designed to reduce the costs of site preparation.

(C) Recommendations regarding the joint use of core facilities.

(D) Mechanisms designed to reduce costs by incorporating efficiencies in schoolsite design.

(E) Recommendations regarding the use of cost-effective and efficient reusable facility plans.

 

Committee Members

 

  • Fletcher M. Johnston Jr., Chairperson ~ Member at Large (323) 243-7407
  • Jonathan Mejorado, Vice Chairperson ~ Taxpayer Association (626) 260-7131
  • Rose Gudiel, PTA Parent Member (626) 324-5967
  • Alma E. Pelayo Iniguez, Member at Large (626) 715-4689
  • Iris Maria Zavala, Parent Member (323) 864-8918
  • Ana Morales, Senior Citizen Organization 
 

 

Apply Now to be a Member of our Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

 

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

If you have any questions, please call Business Services at (626) 931-3009.

(Employees, vendors, contractors, and consultants of the Bassett Unified School District are prohibited by law from being members of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Employment which could result in becoming a contractor or subcontractor to the District would also be a potential conflict.)

Appointment of Committee Members

 

All appointments will be made by the 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, to wit:

  • 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 business organization representing the business community located in the District.
  • One (1) member active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  • One (1) member active in a bona-fide taxpayers’ association.
  • Two (2) members of the community at-large.
NEXT MEETING: January 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - District Office Board Room