The Simi Valley Unified School District is seeking new members for the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which oversees the District’s bond expenditures.
In 2004, the community passed the $145-milllion Measure C4 general obligation bond to repair and upgrade facilities and technology needs throughout the District. Since its passage, the District’s facilities have undergone dramatic and needed repairs and renovations affecting every school site in the District. Technology upgrades have also been implemented district-wide. While most of the bond work has been completed, there remain some projects that have yet to be started, or completed.
Under California law, an oversight committee must be in place to monitor the expenditures, provide accountability and report to the community on the progress of bond projects.
The ICOC is required to include in its members people active in a business organization, senior citizen organization and taxpayer organization. It must also include parents of Simi Valley students, one of who is active in a school site council or the PTA/PTSA. Other people not meeting these criteria may also be on the ICOC.
New appointees will replace those members whose terms have expired. Each member serves at least a two-term and can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Membership applications are available online at www.simivalleyusd.org or through the link HERE. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1. Phone calls can be directed to Anthony Joseph, Bond Manager, at (805) 306-4500, extension 4461.