Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Looking for New Members
2018/2019 Annual Report Now Available
San José Unified School District (SJUSD) is now accepting applications to serve on the volunteer independent oversight committee for the Measure H Bond Measure passed in 2012. Members of the Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) are asked to serve two-year terms beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants must meet at least one of the following qualifications: live or work in the San José Unified School District boundaries; have a child currently enrolled in the District; or represent a local taxpayer organization, business association, or neighborhood group. San José Unified employees and contractors are not eligible to apply.
“I feel it’s important to join in the conversation; to get involved with what is happening in the community especially in the schools. Joining the Measure H committee allowed me the chance to gain an inside look to upcoming projects and how they are funded and why. This committee only meets four times a year so it was an easy way to join in without an enormous time commitment. I would encourage anyone wishing to learn more about what is happening in their community to apply and join in the discussion,” stated Michael Smith, Measure H CBOC Member and former Chair.
The Measure H committee typically meets four (4) times per year to review the District’s use of funds and ensure that the intent of the voters who approved the Measure is being met. In recent years, Measure H funds were used to upgrade and modernize the District’s safety and security systems, replace noisy HVAC units, resurface existing playgrounds and synthetic turf fields, repair and paint various SJUSD school exteriors, improve theater and library spaces as well as fund roofing, paving and flooring maintenance projects. For more information about what the CBOC does and what Measure H has done for the District, please reference the CBOC’s most current annual report found on the District’s website at: https://sjusd.app.box.com/file/416810037770
Applications will be considered by the San José Unified Board of Education at a future meeting. Selected committee members will meet for the first time in the Fall of 2019.