The voters of Selma Unified School District approved Measure O by a more than 70% margin in 2016. Measure O will raise $30.8 million in General Obligation bond funds to build new facilities as well as modernize existing structures. In January 2017, the District began the process of selling the bonds and prioritizing projects.
The Selma Unified Board of Education appointed a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) to provide a high level of accountability and transparency in the implementation of the bond program, in accordance with Proposition 39. The committee offers independent review of the expenditure of money for the construction, repair and modernization of schools. The findings are shared with the Board of Education and the public in order to ensure that school bond funds are invested as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently. The CBOC is comprised of voluntary representatives of the Selma community. The CBOC:
- Informs the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues.
- Actively reviews and reports on the proper expenditure of taxpayers’ money for school construction.
- Advises the public as to whether the District is in compliance with the Section 1(b)(3) of Article XIIIA.
- Convenes to provide oversight for both of the following:
- ensuring that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes described in Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3), and
- ensuring that no funds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other school operating expenses.
- Issues regular reports on the results of the Committee’s activities, which report shall be issued at least once a year.
If you are interested in serving on this very important committee, please click on and review the documents below and send your completed application to the School District Office as soon as possible. Feel free to phone Andrea Affrunti at (559) 898-6500 if you have any questions. Thank you!
NOTICE INVITING APPLICATIONS
CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE OVERVIEW
MEASURE O BALLOT LANGUAGE