HAYWARD -- The Hayward school district is recruiting for two citizens oversight committees.
The post-Measure I committee will oversee spending of an estimated $20 million. Measure I, a bond measure approved by voters in 2008, authorized $205 million to rebuild or renovate five schools. Those projects came in under budget, and the committee will oversee spending of the remaining funds, said Stanley Dobbs, assistant superintendent for business superintendent.
A second citizens oversight committee will oversee spending of money raised by Measure G, a parcel tax Hayward voters approved in June. The measure levies a $58 parcel tax for five years, and is expected to raise about $2 million annually for the district.
Unlike bond measures, oversight committees are not required for parcel taxes. "But I included the requirement in our ballot resolution to assure we had accountability," Dobbs said.
The deadline to apply for the two committees is Oct. 31. Applications are available at the city's main library, City Hall and all district schools. It can also be downloaded from the district's website at www.husd.k12.ca.us.
-- Rebecca Parr, Staff