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District forming Measure C committee

Residents in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District interested in overseeing expenditures of the funds raised from the Measure C parcel tax are encouraged to apply for an oversight committee.

As part of the ballot language for the parcel tax measure, a committee must be formed to provide oversight on the expenditures of the Measure C funds to ensure that they are being spent for purposes approved by the voters.

The committee will have nine community members. Both a member of the school board and someone from the superintendent's staff will serve on the committee in a non-voting capacity. Terms will be staggered so that half of the terms will end every two years. No more than two consecutive terms will be allowed.

Persons interested in participating in the committee are urged to fill out and return the application form located on the district's Web site, www.srvusd.net. Applications must be turned in no later than Sept. 30.

District officials will review the applications and make recommendations to the board members, which they will vote on at their Oct. 20 meeting.

— Geoff Gillette

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Posted by Andrew Gardner
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

SRVUSD Community

I encourage all of you to apply for this committee. I worked very hard for the passage of Measure C and I truly believe that the Citizen Oversight Committee is a critical element to the proper execution of Measure C funds. This is a direct way to ensure your 144 dollars per year is being spent on the direct education of our students.

I would love to be part of this committee. However, the rules say "No employee or official of the district, vendor, contractor, or consultant of the district may be appointed to the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee."

I certainly respected the opposing arguments of Measure C because, no doubt, we have enough tax dollar waste in our local, state, and national bureaucracies. So I encourage those of you who question the Measure C expenditures to apply for this committee and provide citizen accountability for our school district and its community.


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Posted by Dan Parnas
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Sep 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Anyone that read the debates here during the ballot measure should recognize that I was a huge proponent of Measure C. I sent in my application today to be on the committee so that I can continue to support this measure by hopefully helping to ensure the funds are used wisely.

For those that so vocally opposed the measure because you felt the funds would be misappropriated, here is your opportunity to do something about it other than just complaining.


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