The Milpitas Unified School District was successful at the election conducted on June 5, 2012 to issue up to $95 million aggregate principal amount of the District’s general obligation bonds (Measure E). The District is now obligated to establish a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC), which shall have the duties and rights set forth in the CBOC bylaws. The purpose of the CBOC is to provide oversight and accountability on the expenditures funded by Measure E to ensure that the said funds are spent for the purposes approved by the voters. The CBOC will monitor the expenditures of these funds by the District and will report to the Board of Education and the community, on an annual basis, on how these funds have been spent. An annual audit will be a part of the CBOC’s report to the Board. The members of the CBOC shall include at least seven members appointed by the Board of Education from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Proposition 39, to wit:
1. One member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District
2. One member shall be both a parent and guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the P.T.A. or a school site council
3. One member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District
4. One member active in a senior citizens organization
5. One member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association
6. Two members of the community at large.
To qualify,candidates must be at least 18 years of age. The Committee may not include any employee, official of the District, or any vendor, contractor, or consultant of the District. Except as otherwise provided herein, each member shall serve a 2-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting of the Committee. At the Committee’s first meeting, members will draw lots or otherwise select a minimum of 2 members to serve for an initial one-year term, and the remaining members for an initial 2-year term.
The committee members shall not be compensated for their services. The committee shall meet approximately four times a year. All meetings shall be held within the Milpitas Unified School District in Santa Clara County.
For more information, or to request an application form, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (408) 635-2600 ext. 6013. An application form may be printed by clicking on the attachment. Selected applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview with the Board of Education.
Completed applications must be received in the Superintendent's Office by 4:00 p.m. on September 26, 2012.