CBOC Accepting Applications

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The Chico Unified School District is seeking community members interested in participating in a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).  The committee represents the public in ensuring the bond funds are expended within the constraints of the law. The CBOC is comprised of seven members who serve a two-year term and meet no more than four times annually. There are currently two open positions. For consideration, the District is seeking applicants active in a Bona-Fide Taxpayer Association or Senior Citizens' Organization.

Participation on the CBOC provides an excellent opportunity to engage with the local education system, help improve our schools, as well as assist those in the community. For more information, please contact Kevin Bultema, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services at (530) 891-3000, ext. 20111.

Applications | Please submit your completed application to the District Office, 1163 E. 7th Street, Chico, CA, or by fax: 530-891-3220.

Establishment of a Citizens' Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 was passed on November 6, 2012, state law required that the Chico Unified School District Board of Education appoint a Citizens' Oversight Committee to work with the District. The District had 60 days from the date the Board certified the elections results to establish a Citizens' Oversight Committee. Per Education Code Section 152789(a) the committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members to serve a two year term, without compensation. The members must include:
  • one member who is active in a business organization representing the business community,
  • a member active in a senior citizen's organization,
  • one member from a bona-fide taxpayer association,
  • one member shall be a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the district,
  • one parent or guardian of a student in the district who is also active in a parent-teacher organization.

Committee Responsibilities
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens' Oversight Committee shall:

  • Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of Measure E bond proceeds;
  • Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure E bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure E;
  • Present to the Board of Education in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure E bond proceeds.

The Bylaws govern the Citizens' Oversight Committee.

Appointment of Committee Members
All appointments were made by the Board of Education from applications submitted to the District.

Time Commitment and Term
Initial appointments will be staggered, such that some of the initial appointees will be appointed to serve one full two-year term. The other initial appointments will serve a one-year term, but will be eligible for reappointment by the Board of Education for a second two-year term.

CBOC Committee Members

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CBOC Committee members and term information noted below.
Last Name First Name Type Term Duration
Bettencourt Tracy Parent/Guardian of a Child Enrolled in the District 2022
Cobery Joseph Senior Citizen Group Representative 2026
Crockett Kelley At-Large Community Member 2023
Francis Mark Business Representative 2023
Garcia Ivan
Parent/Guardian of a Child Enrolled in the District
and Active in a Parent-Teacher Organization
Salado Randy Member at Large 2023
Thoma Katy Business Representative 2026