State Law requires the appointment of a local Citizens’ Oversight Committee to oversee the expenditure of revenues from bond sales. The purpose of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is to:
- Actively review and report on the expenditure of voter-approved bonds
- Receive and review copies of annual performance and financial audits
- Present an annual written report to the Board of Trustees
As such, the Oxnard School District has created a Citizen’s Oversight Committee to oversee Measure “D” as well as a Citizen’s Oversight Committee to oversee Measure “R”. The Oversight Committees are comprised of individuals from local businesses, senior citizen organizations, organizations involved with schools, a bona fide tax payers’ organization, as well as involved parents of children residing in the Oxnard School District.
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee shall:
- Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of bond proceeds;
- Review expeniture reports produced by the District to ensure that bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth;
- Present to the Governing Board, in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of bond proceeds.
Measure “D” Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Members:
|Socorro Castro||Senior Resources Coordinator, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles||Senior Citizens’ Organization|
|John Jay||Ventura County Taxpayers’ Association||Taxpayers’ Association|
|Alyssa Maria (Committee Vice-Chair)||Parent, Soria School||Parent/Guardian|
|Will Ray, Jr. (Committee Chair)||Parent, PTA Board Member, McAuliffe School||Parent/Guardian PTA|
|Lisa Latimer||Former Parent, Soria School, Former PTA & School Site Council Member||Community-at-Large|
|William Belcher||Oxnard Education Foundation Member||Community-at-Large|
Measure “R” Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Members:
|Nancy Lindholm||President, CEO, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce||Business Organization|
|Robin Freeman||AARP||Senior Citizens’ Organization|
|Charles McLaughlin||President, Aspen Helicopters and Board Member, Ventura County Taxpayers’ Association||Taxpayers’ Association|
|Alyssa Maria||Parent, Elm School||Parent Representative|
|Jessica Vargas (Committee Vice – Chair)||Parent, Elm School, PTA President||PTA/SSC Parent Representative|
|Karen Hill Scott||(Owner – Hill Scott Homes) Parent, McAuliffe School||Community-at-Large|
|Crittenden Ward (Committee Chair)||Community Member||Community-at-Large|
NOTE: As of June 30, 2018, all Measure “R” funds have been expended and, as a result, the Measure “R” Bond Oversight Committee has disbanded effective its October 15, 2018 meeting.
MANY THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE MEASURE “R” BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE OXNARD SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ITS COMMUNITY!