By Annie Brown
During the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, the Board voted on and unanimously passed two Measure E motions; the appointment of the Citizens Oversight Committee members and the issuance of the first bond series. Measure E, a school facilities improvement measure, was passed by Irvine voters on June 7, 2016.
Citizens Oversight Committee
California state law, for measures passed with 55 percent of the vote, requires that a Citizens Oversight Committee be appointed by the Board of Education to monitor bond expenditures and ensure bond revenues are allocated in compliance with the voter approved measure. The focus of the committee is to provide transparency and maintain public confidence in the use of Measure E bond funds.
Applicants must commit to a two-year term of service and reside or own property within the School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) boundaries. Click here to view the SFID boundary map. Membership is voluntary, without compensation, and members must be 18 years of age. Employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, or IUSD officials are not eligible for appointment to the Committee.
The Education Code requires a minimum of seven (7) members representing the following categories: