RCSD Seeking Applicants to Serve on Measure W Citizen's Oversight Committee; Applications Due April 15, 2016
Redwood City School District Seeking Applicants to Serve on Measure W Citizen's Oversight Committee; Applications Due April 15, 2016
On June 5, 2012, local voters approved Measure W, a $67 annual educational parcel tax to improve local elementary and middle school education for all students with funds that cannot be taken by the State. As stated in a resolution passed by the School Board on February 23, 2012, funds from Measure W will be used to enhance reading, writing, math, and science skills; attract and retain qualified teachers; and support school libraries.
The resolution passed by the Board for Measure W requires reporting and oversight, including formation of a Citizen’s Oversight Committee. The Committee was formed and was comprised of: 3 parents of students currently attending a Redwood City School District school, 3 community members who do not currently have children enrolled in the district, and 3 local business owners. The first meeting of the newly-formed Citizens’ Oversight Committee was held on April 23, 2013, where 4 members drew two-year terms of office (term ends April, 2015) and 5 members drew three-year terms (term ends April, 2016).
The District is in the process of soliciting 5 new members to serve a 2-year term, which includes 1 community member who does not currently have children enrolled in the district, 2 local business owners and 2 parents of students currently attending a Redwood City School District school. The Committee meets 4 times per calendar year. The responsibilities of the committee members are to:
- Ensure that all funds generated by Measure W are spent in accordance with the ballot language, and that no funds are spent on administrator salaries;
- Review Measure W expenditures by each school and determine if they comply with the Measure W ballot language, and the school’s stated intention, as approved by the School Board each year;
- Provide a report to the Board each year that states whether all expenditures are in accordance with the Measure W ballot language and in compliance with the Board-approved intention for use by each school.
Submit application by mail, email or fax to:
Wael Saleh, CPA, MBA, Chief Business Official
Redwood City School District, 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to (650) 423-2215
For more information, please call (650) 423-2232 or email email@example.com
Applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2016