On November 4, 2014 the voters of the Hollister School District passed Measure “M” a $28.5 million facilities bond. On November 8, 2016, the voters of the Hollister School District passed Measure “V”, a $36 million facilities bond. The Board of Trustees approved a resolution that established an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to oversee Measure “M” and “V” bond proceeds, expenditures and audit reports.
Bond measures require an independent oversight committee and annual audits to ensure money is used only for voter approved school improvements and repairs. The purpose of the Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee is to:
- Review and report on the expenditure of voter-approved bond money
- Receive and review copies of annual performance and financial audits
- Present an annual written report to the Governing Board
Education Code Section 15278 requires that the Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee inform the public concerning the expenditure of revenues received from bond sales pursuant to Measure “M” & “V”. The seven-member Oversight Committee is comprised of individuals from local businesses, senior citizen organizations, organizations involved with schools, a bona fide taxpayers’ organization, as well as involved parents of children enrolled in the Hollister School District.
The Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee is currently seeking applicants to fill two (2) seats on the Committee. Interested individuals must be one of the following:
- Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) such as Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or school site council (must also be a parent or guardian of student currently enrolled in the Hollister School District.
- A person who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the Hollister School District.
If you are interested in serving on the Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee, please submit your application to:
Hollister School District
Attn: Facilities Department
2690 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA 95023