Volunteers sought for Natomas Unified school bond oversight committee

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WANTED: Volunteers for a vital public service that does not require a substantial time commitment.

NUSD is seeking district residents to serve on a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) that reviews and reports on spending tied to voter-approved school bonds. This direct oversight by taxpayers is crucial because it ensures that bond funds are spent properly, for purposes adopted by voters on projects approved by NUSD’s the Board of Trustees.

The oversight panel cannot add or subtract projects from those targeted for bond funding, but the committee can review audit reports, inspect projects, and monitor NUSD’s efforts to incorporate design efficiencies, encourage joint use of core facilities, reduce costs of professional fees or site acquisition, and create cost-effective and efficient reusable facilities.

Committee meetings are held quarterly in NUSD’s Ed Center, 1901 Arena Blvd. The panel typically meets in the evening, usually for 45 to 60 minutes.

The oversight committee must have at least seven members, including at least two citizens at large, one member of a taxpayers organization, one member of a senior citizens organization, one member representing the business community within NUSD, one member who is the parent or guardian of an NUSD student, and one member who is both the parent or guardian of an NUSD students and is active in a PTA/PTSA or school site council. Members serve two-year terms.

Applicants must be adults living within NUSD boundaries who do not work for the school district and are not related to someone who does. To apply, contact Pat Hargreaves at 473-0040.