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Members of the Bond Oversight Committee

  • Paula Pachon – At-Large Community Member
  • Russell Purcey At-Large Community Member
  • Pat Lashbrook  At-Large Community Member
  • Heidi Garcia  At-Large Community Member
  • Vacant – Parent/Guardian of Child Enrolled in District
  • Henry L. “Hank” Stoy – Senior Citizen Representative
  • Vacant – Parent of Child Enrolled in District and Active in Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Robert Hufnagel – Business Representative Member
  • Larry Salmon – Taxpayer Organization Member
  • Lori L. Isom – Committee Executive and Representative of the Board of Trustees - Non-Voting Member
  • David Casnocha – Bond Counsel to the Board of Trustees - Non-Voting Member
  • Christine Sundberg – Secretary to the Committee - Non-Voting Member
 
Members of the Committee can be contacted through Christine Sundberg, Administrative Assistant, Business Services, at csundberg@csd.k12.ca.us.

Applications for Membership

The district is currently seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on the Central School District Measure A & N Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee.  The purpose of the Committee is to inform the public about the spending of bond money.  To do that, the committee is expected to review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayers' money for school construction projects.  Service on the Committee is for two years and is unpaid.

 

Positions and their descriptions are listed below:

 

Parent/Guardian of Child Enrolled in Central School District

Parent/Guardian of Child Enrolled in Central School District and Active in a Parent-Teacher Organization

 

Please CLICK HERE for a current application.

 

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ByLaws

The Central School District (the “District”) was successful at the election conducted on November 4, 2008 (the “Bond Election”) in obtaining authorization from the District’s voters to issue up to $31,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the District’s general obligation bonds (“Measure A”). 

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws (Amended February 2015)

Resolution #15-14-15

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws (Amended June 2013)

Resolution #15-12-13

 

Bond Priority Projects

CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Measure A Bond Priority Projects

On December 11, 2008, and again on January 15, 2009, the Board of Trustees held study sessions to publicly determine the projects which would receive first priority for bond funds.  These studies recognized that the district would be limited in its ability to issue bonds or bond anticipation notes to  no more than $15 million in the next few years due to the current economic conditions and their impact on the bond market. These studies also recognized the prior discussions leading up to the bond election and the promises made to the public about how bond funds would be used.  As a result of those two study sessions, the following Bond Priority Projects were presented to the Board for final review and adoption on February 5, 2009. The following list was unanimously approved by the Board:

  • Fencing for safety and security
      -  A standard of complete fencing in good repair for all school sites
  • Replacement of playground equipment for safety
      -  A standard that all playground equipment meets current safety standards
  • Replacement of inefficient lighting and heating-ventilation-air conditioning units for energy conservation and savings – include research on effective use of solar power
     
  • 21st century classroom support
      -  A standard that every classroom has current technology including one teacher and
         two student workstations and an integrated video/audio projection system
     
  • Fiber-optic network for greatly increased capacity
     
  • Student information system upgrade (replace SASI)
     
  • Telephone/emergency communication system upgrades
     
  • Bear Gulch Elementary School – removal of the seven portables located to the east side of the campus
     
  • Bear Gulch Elementary School – construction of a new classroom building with at least ten classrooms and new boys and girls restrooms
     
  • Cucamonga Middle School – completion of the Fitness Center – non-structural changes only (include replacement of Ruth Musser Middle School equipment as needed)
     
  • Cucamonga Middle School - track

Full Text Ballot

 

 The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the Central School District.

 Local Elementary School Safety and Repair Measure: 

“Shall Central School District improve, repair, replace, upgrade aging classrooms, restrooms, electrical systems, wiring, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems and other school facilities/sites to meet current safety standards, provide emergency communication safety systems, computer/technology upgrades, construct/acquire facilities and equipment, replace outdated portable classrooms with permanent classrooms, by issuing $31,000,000 of bonds, at legal rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries without increasing current tax rates?”

 PRIORITY SCHOOL PROJECTS LIST

 The Board of Trustees of the Central School District evaluated the District’s urgent and critical facility needs, including safety issues, enrollment, class size reduction and computer technology, in developing the scope of projects to be funded.  In developing the scope of projects, teachers, staff and community members have prioritized the key health and safety needs so the most critical needs are addressed.  The Board conducted independent facilities evaluations and received public input and review in developing the scope of facility projects to be funded.  This input of teacher, community and business leaders concluded that if these needs were not addressed now, the problem would only get worse.  In approving this Priority School Projects List the Board of Trustees made six important determinations:

 (i)    our schools need to be kept safe from asbestos and other hazards; and

(ii)   our schools must keep up with technology, both now and in the future; and

(iii)  all our schools must meet the same high standards of safety and educational quality required of modern learning facilities; and

(iv)  bond money must be used to repair or replace old and inadequate electrical systems, bathrooms and plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; and

(v)   all bond money raised for schools must be used in our local community; and

(vi)  as a local bond will qualify the District for millions of dollars of State matching funds, the District must secure those monies so they are not lost to other school districts.

 School Health and Safety and Energy Efficiency School Projects

 Goal and Purpose:  To provide safe and secure school campuses, ensure that the learning process is not interrupted and to deter vandalism, schools and school sites will benefit from a variety of health and safety projects, such as:

 ·         Install/replace/upgrade security fencing and establish a standard of complete fencing in good repair at all school sites.

·         Install new or repair existing safety and security systems, such as security (surveillance) cameras, outdoor lighting, fencing, gates and classroom door locks.

·         Upgrade schools to meet handicap accessibility requirements, as needed.

·         Install energy efficient lighting, electrical, window, heating, ventilation and cooling systems for cost savings and energy efficiency.

·         Upgrade phone/emergency communication systems.

·         Safety upgrades including site playground equipment replacement, inspect and improve play area fields for safety and handicapped accessibility. 

District-Wide Wiring and Instructional Technology For Effective Learning Environment Projects

 Goal and Purpose:  To improve both current instruction methods and to keep up with technology now and in the future:

 ·         Provide and maintain up-to-date technology, data and communication equipment.

·         Upgrade and expand computer network, telecommunications, internet and network connections both in the classrooms, at schools and throughout the District.

·         Upgrade and replace computers, hardware and software systems, including student information system upgrades.

·         Upgrade and replace classroom instructional equipment.

·         Upgrade media and audio/visual equipment.

·         Install up-to-date learning technology.

 School Renovation, Repair and Upgrade Projects

 Goal and Purpose:  Schools will benefit from the renovation, repair and upgrade of deteriorating, outdated infrastructures and facilities, science labs, classrooms, and school libraries and equipment, allowing all children have the resources they need to learn and excel and ensuring that all schools in the District meet the same high standards of safety and educational quality required of modern learning facilities, such as:

 ·         Replace existing wiring systems to meet current electrical and accessibility codes and increased capacity.

·         Additional electrical service capacity to relieve currently overloaded electrical systems.

·         Replace existing water, sewer and plumbing systems to meet current codes, including the elimination of lead-containing fixtures.

·         Upgrade aging and deteriorating school bathrooms, and ensure adequate safe, modern bathroom facilities exist for students and staff.

·         Replace older heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems with building code compliant, energy efficient systems.

·         Repair/modernize/improve aging school classrooms to meet up-to-date educational facility standards, including secure storage capacity for instructional materials and equipment and reconfigured support facilities.

·         Expand nurse/health aide facilities.  (Doña Merced)

·         Replace 30-year-old portable classrooms.  (Bear Gulch)

·         Add emergency exits to ensure student safety, where needed.

·         Repair termite damage to structures and doors/doorframes.

·         Retrofit schools and classrooms for earthquake safety, as required by State law.

·         Improve accessibility for disabled students/parents/staff/others.

 New Construction Projects

 Goal and Purpose:  To replace outdated portable classrooms and reduce overcrowding at neighborhood schools, and ensure earthquake and accessibility code compliant classrooms and student space, such as:

 ·         New classrooms/classroom buildings to replace decades-old, deteriorating portable classrooms at Bear Gulch Elementary.

·         Expanded physical education/field area; new, safety-code compliant playground equipment. (Doña Merced)

 Listed building, repair and rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed as needed.  Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs.  In addition to the listed repair and construction projects stated above, the Priority School Projects List also includes the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, the payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility assessment reviews, environmental studies and construction documentation, the acquisition of outstanding ground leases, temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by bond projects, the installation of new tracks and bleachers, the upgrading of utility infrastructure, bathrooms, floors and fitness areas, the replacement of worn wooden doors and door frames, and the installation of a back-up generator at Bear Gulch School.  The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District’s receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project.  In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District’s share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. Certain projects may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public agencies.  The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District’s control.  The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed.  Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses.  Necessary site preparation/restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.  Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff when performing work on or necessary and incidental to bond projects. Bond proceeds shall only be expended for the specific purposes identified herein.  The District shall create an account into which  proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code § 53410.

 NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES.  PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE BONDS AUTHORIZED BY THIS PROPOSITION SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, OR REPLACEMENT OF SCHOOL FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOL FACILITIES, AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE, INCLUDING TEACHER AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES.

 FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY.  THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS.  BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED.  THE CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION.  NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

 

Resolution to Amend and Restate Bylaws

RESOLUTION #15-14-15 (click here)

CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
 

Resolution #15-14-15

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws for the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

 

 

WHEREAS,  the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) the Central School District (the “District”) previously adopted a resolution requesting the San Bernardino County (the “County”) to call an election for general obligation bonds (the “Bond Election”) to be held on November 4, 2014; and

 

WHEREAS,  notice of the Bond Election was duly given; and on November 4, 2014 the Bond Election was duly held and conducted for the purpose of voting a measure for the issuance of bonds of the District in the amount of $35,000,000 (“Measure N”); and

 

WHEREAS,  based on the Canvass and Statement of Results for the County, more than fifty-five percent of the votes cast on the Measure N were in favor of issuing the aforementioned bonds; and

 

WHEREAS,  the Board has previously established an independent citizens’ bond oversight committee (the “Committee”) in connection with the issuance of bonds authorized by the voters of the District at an election held on November 4, 2008 (“Measure A”); and

 

WHEREAS,  the Board now desires to combine the Measure N oversight responsibilities with those of Measure A into the existing Committee by adopting Amended and Restated Bylaws to govern the activities of the Committee;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Governing Board of the Central School District does                hereby find, determine, and certify as follows:

 

Section 1.  Authorization. Each of Measure A and Measure N was authorized pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution and subdivision (b) of Section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution in accordance with the requirements of the Strict Accountability In Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (the “Act”).

 

Section 2.  Bylaws. The Committee shall operate pursuant to the Board approved Amended and Restated Bylaws. The Committee shall have only those responsibilities granted to them in the Act and in such Amended and Restated Bylaws. The Amended and Restated Bylaws, as submitted herewith and attached hereto, are hereby approved. Any prior Bylaws approved by this Board in connection with Measure A are hereby rescinded and of no further effect.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 19th day of February, 2015, by the Governing Board

of the Central School District of San Bernardino County, California, by the following vote:

 

          AYES:  _____  NOES: _____   ABSENT: _____

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA     )    SS

COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO

 

The District Clerk of the CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board does hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of the Resolution passed and adopted by the Board at a regular Board meeting thereof held at the District Office at 6:00 p.m., and on the date and by the vote above stated, which Resolution is on file in the office of the Superintendent.

 

                                     ___________________________________

                                      District Clerk of the Board of Trustees

                                      CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

 

The Secretary of the CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board does hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was introduced and adopted by the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting thereof held on this date, by the forgoing vote.

 

 

   ___________________________________

                                      Secretary of the Board of Trustees

                                      CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

RESOLUTION # 06-08-09 Resolution to Establish Oversight Committee

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