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February 15, 2011 > Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee seeks representatives

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee seeks representatives

Submitted By Nicole Steward, MSW

The Fremont Unified School District Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) is seeking applications from community members interested in serving on the committee. The CBOC monitors the progress of the 2002 Health and Safety Bond that District voters approved in March 2002 and is responsible for verifying to the community that bond projects are being carried out in accordance with the original intent of the voters.

Applicants for CBOC membership need not have extensive financial or construction expertise, but must be capable of and interested in studying those issues in sufficient detail to make informed decisions and to communicate with the public about bond issues. CBOC representatives have been appointed by the School Board to two-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms for a total of four years. However, the committee's activities will probably only continue for one to two more years.

The original projects listed in the 2002 Health and Safety Bond have been completed. However, because funds remain, the Fremont Unified Board of Trustees extended the charter of the CBOC. The committee is expected to be active for at least one more year. Once all tasks are complete, the committee is expected to be disbanded.

To comply with state requirements, the makeup of the committee must include a business representative, a senior citizen, two parents or guardians and a member of a taxpayers' organization. The committee may not include FUSD employees or vendors. Senior citizens and members of a taxpayer's organization are particularly needed and urged to apply at this time.

Interested applicants should fill out the application form on the FUSD website and/or contact the CBOC recording secretary, at (510) 659-2588, for more information.

Fremont Unified School District is comprised of 42 schools including 28 elementary, 5 junior high, 6 high schools, a preschool, an adult school, and the Mission Valley ROP. For more information, visit

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