We are thrilled to announce that the district's general obligation bond, Measure E, has passed with over the 55% required. The $74 million bond will fund new school facilities to reduce overcrowding, expand vocational education, and modernize classrooms. We appreciate the community's support in this significant initiative for our schools. In the coming months, we'll determine the initial amount for starting the projects and establish an oversight committee for fiscal responsibility. Our district will also begin work on smaller projects, like the new gym at Patterson High School, and provide regular updates on Measure E progress.
The Citizens Oversight Committee for Measure E met for the second time in October to review the committee's responsibility to adhere to the California Brown Act. The Brown Act ensures that the committee conducts its meetings in compliance with the law, promoting transparency, and enhancing public trust in the oversight process. The committee also elected its Chair and Vice Chair, in addition to being provided an update on Measure E progress and spendings.
The agenda for our CBOC's 2nd meeting has been posted and is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM at the Patterson Joint Unified School District Board Room, 510 Keystone Blvd. Please click the link on the Agenda section of this webpage to view the agenda.
Our district hosted its first Citizens Oversight Committee for Measure E. During this meeting, we introduced the members of this volunteer committee to the background and purpose of an oversight committee, as well as provide a description of their roles and responsibilities to ensure our district remains compliant with the projects described in the November 2022 ballot. We are grateful to have such a committed group of individuals assisting us in maintaining oversight and transparency with our bond projects.
We are pleased to announce the first meeting for our CBOC for Measure E on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 5:30 PM at the Patterson Joint Unified School District Board Room, 510 Keystone Blvd. Please see click the link on the Agenda section of this
At the PJUSD Board of Trustees Meeting last night, the Board approved the addition of two new members for the CBOC: Sergio Perez and Angela Bodas. Sergio Perez will be filling a Community At-Large Role. Angela Bodas will be serving as the Parent and Active Member of a PTA/PTO Representative.
At this time, our district is still actively looking to fill the seat of an Active Member of a Senior Citizens' Organization. Interested members of the community are encouraged to complete the application available online on our district's website.
At the PJUSD Board of Trustees Meeting last night, the Board approved four volunteers for our CBOC: Yvonne Reynolds, Valerie Benavides, Mark Khun, and Erica Ayala.
We thank these members for volunteering to participate in the oversight committee for Measure E. Not only does their participation fulfill our obligation under law, but more importantly they add an essential layer of transparency and oversight for our district.
Our district is grateful to have been trusted by our community to carry out the projects described in the bond, and we are thankful to have committed community representatives such as these individuals to hold our district accountable.
At this time, our district is still actively looking to fill a few more seats on this committee. Interested members of the community are encouraged to complete the application available online on our district's website.
The Citizens Oversight Committee (CBOC) is a committee that, in accordance with Education Code section 15278(b), is responsible for informing the public about the expenditures of Measure E bond funds. The committee will also review and issue regular reports on taxpayers' money spent on school construction at least once a year.
Interested in serving on the CBOC?
Our district is still looking to fill the seat of an Active Member of a Senior Citizens' Organization.