Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee Membership
The Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) is looking for citizens to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
In November 2007, voters approved General Obligation Bond Measure S, the $64.6 million Academic Facilities Measure, and Measure Y, the $15.2 million Physical Education Facilities Measure.
In 2008, Series A was released and Walnut Valley schools began receiving needed repairs and upgrades. Outdated classrooms are being modernized with new roofing, heating, ventilation and electrical wiring and advanced technology will continue to be sustained on every campus. School playgrounds, athletic fields and performing arts facilities are being improved, and in some cases built new as with Chaparral’s Gymnasium and Walnut High School’s Band Building, as well as an Aquatic Center and Classroom Building, which took place at Diamond Bar High School.
An active oversight committee is part of the accountability and auditing process to ensure that a check and balance system is effective. The Committee consists of seven members appointed by the Board of Trustees from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Prop 39.
In 2011, the District released Series B of Bond Measures S & Y which funded Cyrus J. Morris Elementary School’s modernization and Chaparral Middle School’s new Science Buildings. These projects are ongoing.
In 2014, Vejar Elementary School’s lunch shade structure was complete as well as Maple Hill Elementary School’s ball wall.
The District is now seeking applications to fill the expiring terms of seven committee members. Past members who have completed one two-year term and/or served on a previous committee, not having served during the last two-year term, need to reapply. The new members will serve a two-year term.
Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
· A representative of the business community located in the District
· A representative of a senior citizens’ organization
· A representative of a bona fide Taxpayers’ Organization
· A Parent/Guardian of a Child Enrolled in the District
· A Parent/Guardian of a Child Enrolled in the District AND active in a parent-teacher organization (Ex: Community Club or School Site Council)
· Two representatives with other expertise, (i.e., architecture, engineering, construction, law, educational administration, financial management, real estate/development, construction management, public administration)
A copy of the bylaws and an application form are available on the District Website or at the Walnut Valley Unified School District Office located at 880 So. Lemon Avenue, Walnut CA 91789.
All completed applications must be received in the Superintendent’s Office by Thursday, May 11, 2015, before 4:00 p.m.
Michael R. Hodson