Schools' bond oversight panel meets
The 10-person Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee for the Sonoma Valley Unified School District will hold its inaugural meeting Wednesday.
The committee was formed to act as a watchdog for Measure H, the $40-million bond that voters approved for the school district in November.
At last Tuesday's school board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Justin Frese said the committee would meet twice a year and issue an annual report. The board named four people to the committee at its February meeting and six more at last Tuesday's meeting.
Currently the committee is comprised of Veronica Brooks as a parent of a district student and active in the SBHS Boosters and SVHS Site Council; Anne Ching who is the parent of a district student and active in the Flowery PTO; Dennis Ciocca as an at-large community member; Robert Kruljac as a grandparent of a district student; Oscar Lopez as a parent of a district student and as president of Altimira Middle School's ELAC; George McKale, who is the parent of a district student George Psaledakis who is active in the business community; parent of a district student Ignacio Vargas who is active in the business community, parent of a district student and active in ELAC; Creed Wood as a representative of a bona fide taxpayer association and Jennifer Yankovich, who is CEO of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce
The district is still looking for someone from a senior citizens' group or organization.
The appointments are for two years.
At Wednesday's meeting, Don Fields, the district's bond counsel, will talk about the committee's legal charge; the bylaws will be reviewed; and the panel will pick a chair, vice chair and or a secretary.
The district has already sold more than $14.6 million of Clean Renewable Energy Bonds and Tax-Exempt General Obligation Bonds from the $40-million that was approved.
In January, the board approved a contract for $9.6 million with Roebblin, a firm from El Dorado Hills, for a design-build photovoltaic system for the entire district.