Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Measures G, E, I, Technology Measure I, Measure Z were passed under the rules of Proposition 39, which directs that the Board of Trustees appoint a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to monitor bond expenditures. The organization and conduct of the CBOC are laid out in the CBOC By-laws, which are approved by committee members and the ESUHSD Board of Trustees.

This Committee is responsible for reviewing expenditures related to the District’s $298,000,000 general obligation bond, Measure G, approved by the voters on March 5, 2002 ; $349,000,000 general obligation bond, Measure E, approved by the voters on February 5, 2008; $120,000,000 general obligation bond, Measure I, approved by voters on November 6, 2012; $113,200,000 general obligation bond, Technology Measure I, approved by voters on November 4, 2014; and $510,000,000 general obligation bond, Measure Z, approved by voters on November 8, 2016.

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The CBOC is Seeking New Applicants!

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The East Side Union High School District is recruiting applicants to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The vacancy needed to be filled is in the Bona Fide Taxpayer Association Member category.

The Committee meets four times a year (January, April, July, and October) at one of the District’s high schools. Members have the opportunity to tour recently completed projects and project sites in construction. Committee members receive information and updates on bond-funded projects in progress throughout the District.

Members serve two‐year terms and are allowed to serve 3 consecutive terms. Members whose terms are expiring, and have served less than three terms, are eligible to reapply. A committee appointed by the East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees will review the applications and conduct interviews.

No employee or official of the District can be appointed to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Also, vendors, contractors, or consultants of the District are not allowed to serve as members of the Committee.

Deadline for submitting applications is by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019. Completed applications should be sent by email, fax, or U.S. mail to:

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  • Fax: (408) 347-5015
  • Mailing Address:   East Side Union High School District
    Capital Planning & Development
    830 N. Capitol Avenue San Jose, CA 95133



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Annual Reports

The CBOC is composed of community members who are tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the spending of general obligation bonds. Oversight includes the review of construction and financial reports for proper expenditure of taxpayer money. The committee is responsible for the yearly review of a financial audit and is required to present this information to the public each year. This report is known as the Bond Program Annual Report.

The Annual Report summarizes the current progress of bond projects, highlights the work of the committee and reviews the expenditures in the Measure G, E and I general obligations bonds.

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CBOC Member and Meeting Information Page

Learn who the members of your current Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee are and see agendas, minutes, reports and presentations from the committee’s quarterly meetings. Also, check this page to find out the time and location for the next CBOC meeting. Meetings and materials from each meeting are open to the public.

Financial and Performance Audits of General Obligation Bonds

Proposition 39 requires certain “accountability requirements.” One of the requirements is that East Side Union High School District “conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the funds have been expended only on the specific projects listed.” Read the Financial and Performance Audits of the bond measures at East Side.