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APPLICATION FOR CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
The Board of Education of the Delhi Unified School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders, which will serve as the independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (“C.O.C.”) for the implementation of the District’s Measure W school facilities bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Election
On November 8, 2016, voters residing within the Delhi Unified School District passed Measure W. Measure W is a $12 million bond measure that authorizes funding for a Career and Technical Education Building; Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning upgrades; and internet connectivity upgrades. Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval; Measure W was passed with the approval of 74.24% of the voters.
Establishment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the Delhi Unified School District Board of Education appoint a Citizens’ Oversight Committee to work with the District.
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Oversight Committee shall:
Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of Measure W bond proceeds;
Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure W bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure W; and
Present to the Board of Education in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure W bond proceeds.
Appointment of Committee Members
All appointments will be made by the Board of Education from applications submitted to the District.
Time Commitment and Term
Initial appointments will be staggered, such that some of the initial appointees will be appointed to serve one full two-year term. The other initial appointments will serve a one-year term, but will be eligible for reappointment by the Board of Education for a second two-year term.
Would You be Interested in Serving?
If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the committee bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities. Completed applications should be dropped off at district office.
Bylaws -- Citizens' Oversight Committee
The District intends to apply the net proceeds of the Bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, furnishing, and equipping of District facilities in accordance with the bond proposition approved at the Election which includes the ballot measure and a project list.
The "Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000," known as Proposition 39, comprising Section I5264 et seq. of the Education Code, controls the method by which the District will expend Bond proceeds on its capital improvements. Prior to the Election, the District prepared and submitted to the Board for approval a master list of capital projects to be built, acquired, constructed, or installed with the proceeds of the Bonds (the "Project List"). The following includes, in the relevant part the Project List. The District will prioritize and will not undertake to complete all components of the Project List, a portion of which is printed below.
Bond proceeds will be expended to modernize, replace, renovate, expand, construct, acquire, equip, furnish, and otherwise improve the classrooms and school facilities of DUSD.
Improve technology infrastructure and increase student access to computers and modern technology
Make health and safety improvements throughout the District
Convert existing space into Career Technical Education (woodshop) classroom at Delhi High school
Repair or replace outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems with building code-compliant, energy-efficient systems.
Federal and State mandated Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility upgrades including site access, parking, staff, and student restrooms, relocation of some existing electrical devices, drinking fountains, playground equipment, etc.
Construct a new multipurpose room/gymnasium at El Capitan Elementary School for school and community use. (Completed 2015)
Renovate, repair, construct, and/or upgrade classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities
Upgrade school site parking, utilities, and grounds
Construct and improve P.E. fields and facilities for school and community use
Make facility improvements to increase the District's energy efficiency (lighting, HVAC, windows, etc)
Make security improvements throughout the District, such as installing security fencing, cameras, lighting, and fire alarm systems
Repair and upgrade roofs, walls, and floors
Install, replace, or upgrade fire alarm and security systems.
Upgrade, renovate, and equip science labs, multipurpose rooms, food service facilities, auditoriums, libraries, and other school facilities.
Replace existing wiring systems to meet current electrical and accessibility codes and increase capacity.
Federal and State mandated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety upgrades including playground equipment replacement.
Abate and remove hazardous materials identified prior to or during construction
Repair, replace, and/or upgrade paved surfaces, turf, and other grounds to eliminate safety hazards and improve outside instructional areas.