Vacancy on Citizens’ Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Sunnyvale School District is currently seeking a member of a bona fide taxpayer association to fill the vacancy for its Citizens’ Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. The applicant must reside in the District.

If you are interested, please contact Gigi Chu at 408-522-8200 x1013 or gigi.chu@sesd.org for an application. Our District is located at 819 W. Iowa Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086.

Thank you for your interest and support of our District.

In November 2004, voters in the Sunnyvale School District approved Measure P, a $120 million General Obligation Bond measure, to maintain a safe learning environment at Sunnyvale’s elementary and middle schools by:
• Upgrading infrastructure;
• Improving and expanding school libraries;
• Repairing, replacing and rehabilitating aging facilities;
• And, constructing and equipping classroom buildings and student support facilities.

Facilities improvements to be funded by Measure P were identified by Sunnyvale School District faculty, staff, students, independent facilities professionals, and community residents. The result of their work is a comprehensive Facilities Standards and Master Plan to be implemented over the next ten years. The Facilities Standards and Master Plan provides a cost-effective “road map” to achieve high quality instructional facilities required to accommodate future educational programming needs of our students.

Laws governing passage of Measure P require strict accountability for the spending of funds received as a result of voter-approved bonds. These include annual independent audits and public oversight. An independent Citizens Oversight Committee (COC), comprised of local senior citizens, homeowners, taxpayers, and parents, among others, has been appointed to monitor expenditure of all Measure P funds and to keep the public informed of the progress of the Measure P.

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