A Citizens’ Oversight Committee will review and report on the expenditure of taxpayer money. This includes ensuring that:
The committee will be made up of at least seven members and must include all of the following:
The committee will review copies of the annual audit, inspect school facilities, and review efforts by the school to maximize bond revenues by implementing cost-saving measures.
In 2004, voters approved a total of $219 million dollars in General Obligation Bonds on Measure N. Each audit confirmed that all funds were spent as promised. This funded the construction of two new high schools: Independence High School and Mira Monte High School. It also funded the modernization of Shafter High School, Arvin High School, East Bakersfield High School, as well as the expansion of Career Technical Education Programs at several KHSD sites. Please click here to see information about the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure N.