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Riverside Unified School District seeks members for Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

Application period is now open for five vacancies available for residents interested in school district oversight

Riverside Unified School District office on 14th Street (Camille Grochowski/Gazette)

The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) is currently accepting applications to fill five vacancies on its Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). The committee plays a crucial role in overseeing the expenditure of bond proceeds from Measure O, a $392 million bond approved by Riverside voters in 2016.

The specific vacancies include one individual active in a business organization, one involved in a bona fide taxpayers association, and three additional members. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old and cannot be RUSD employees, vendors, contractors, or consultants.

Members of the CBOC are tasked with several key responsibilities, including:

  • Informing the public about the district's use of Measure O bond proceeds
  • Reviewing expenditure reports to ensure funds are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in Measure O
  • Presenting an annual report to the RUSD Board of Education

In the November 2016 election, Riverside voters authorized RUSD to issue up to $392 million in bonds under Measure O to fund improvements and new construction for district facilities. To meet the accountability requirements of Proposition 39, RUSD established the CBOC as an independent body.

Interested Riverside residents who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply for a two-year term on the committee. Applications are now being accepted.