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Join the Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee
From the start of the journey that culminated with the passage of a $218 million bond that will see five new schools built, stakeholder engagement and involvement has been a crucial part of the process.
As part of the district's pledge to be transparent with respect to the bond issue, a Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee was formed as an advisory entity to the D60 Board of Education. It’s the committee’s duty to ensure that the taxpayer-approved bond funds are spent in the manner for which they were designated.
Now, the committee is seeking two replacement volunteers willing to commit to a two-year term.
The committee -- overseen by a chair and vice-chair -- meets monthly, and in no event less than quarterly. The specific responsibilities of committee members include actively monitoring the status of bond program projects through information provided by district staff and provide feedback as appropriate and visits to construction sites.
Quarterly and annual reports, the product of a committee consensus, are provided to the D60 board. These reports will include progress of projects, the expenditures of bond funds in relation to the ballot language approved by voters in 2019.
The ideal committee candidate is someone with a reputation for fairness and transparency who reflects the diversity of the community members. Candidates should have professional experience in one or more of these areas: building design, construction, capital program management, construction financing, planning, budgeting, auditing, public contracting, educational delivery and facility operations.
Employees of the district, or any vendor, contractor or consultant working on a bond project, are not eligible to apply.
All applicants must express an interest in serving, as well as relevant experience. To ensure diverse representation, applicants are asked to indicate experience in the following categories: building design, budgeting, construction, auditing, capital program management, construction financing, planning, public contracting, facility operations and educational delivery.
Applicants should provide a copy of the completed application linked below, a resume, and letter of interest, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The district expects to see two new committee members appointed by April 30, 2021.