Members sought for Tahoe-Truckee school bond committees
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Applications are being accepted for oversight committees created to ensure millions in bond funds for area school upgrades are used appropriately.
On Wednesday, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District board of trustees OK’d establishing independent citizen committees for the voter-approved measures U and E, at $114 million and $62 million, respectively.
According to California Proposition 39, each committee must have at least seven members, with the following makeup:
One parent or guardian with a child enrolled in the district.
One parent or guardian with a child enrolled in the district and who is active in a parent-teacher organization or a school site council.
One member in a business organization representing the business community in the district.
One member active in a senior citizens’ organization.
One member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
Two members of the at-large community.
Further, members must be at least 18 years of age and not an employee; official; or vendor, contractor or consultant of the district.
Duties of the committees include informing the public of the district’s bond proceed expenditures; reviewing expenditure reports produced by TTUSD to ensure proceeds are spent appropriately; and presenting to the school board, in open session, an annual written report detailing activities and conclusions.
Members will not be paid for their service. The committees will meet at least once a year, but no more than quarterly. All meetings will take place within TTUSD boundaries.
The school board will appoint members. Trustees are anticipated to make appointments at the Feb. 25 meeting, said Kelli Twomey, coordinator of parent and community relations for TTUSD.
Initial appointments will be staggered, with two members serving a one-year term, and the others a two-year term. Afterward, each member will serve a two-year term, with no member exceeding three consecutive terms.
Applications are available at the district office in Truckee, each school site and online at ttusd.org.
Applications are due 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and should be sent to the TTUSD superintendent’s office at 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161.
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