Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (CVESD ICOC)

CVESD Independent Citizens Oversight Committee

The purpose of the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (CVESD ICOC) is to oversee the implementation of District General Obligation Bonds.  Current Bond projects include Measure VV, a $150 million general obligation bond measure approved by the voters in November 2018, and Measure M, a $300 million general obligation bond measure approved by the voters in March 2020. 


Pursuant to the requirements of Proposition 39, proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by each of the foregoing general obligation bond measures will be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities.  Proceeds of the bonds are deposited into a General Obligation Bond Building Fund to be held by the San Diego County Treasurer.  No bond funds will be used for administrator or teacher salaries or other school operating expenses. 

The duties of the CVESD ICOC members include ensuring that bond money is spent in compliance with the requirements of Proposition 39, which involves inspecting school facilities, reviewing expenditures and the District's efforts to maximize bond revenues by impleme

nting cost savings measures, ensuring no funds are used for teacher or administrative salaries, reviewing the annual independent audit, and providing an annual report to the public at an open meeting of the Board of Education.  The CVESD ICOC is a review and oversight committee, it is not a decision-making body.


Regular Meetings:

The next regular meeting of the CVESD ICOC will take place virtually on September 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

For information on how to observe the virtual meeting or ask questions for the meeting, please email Lisa Brannen at lisa.brannen@cvesd.org. 

Future Meeting Dates and Times:

December 8, 2021

Time:  All meetings take place at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Place:

Dr. Lowell J. Billings Board Room
Chula Vista Elementary School District
84 East "J" Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

The agenda for each regular meeting will be posted no later than the Friday prior to the meeting. To view previous meeting agendas, approved minutes, and reports of the CVESD ICOC, please scroll down to the "ICOC Documents" library located at the bottom of this page and search for the folder with the appropriate meeting date.

Members of the CVESD ICOC:

  • Jason C. Hurtado-Prater, Chair - Community At-Large Representative
  • Jolyn DePriest - Business Community Representative
  • Diane Deugan - Community At-Large Representative
  • Gloria McKearney - San Diego County Taxpayers Association Representative
  • Nancy Kerwin - Senior Citizens Organization Representative
  • Martha Juarez - Parent Representative
  • Ben Lien - Parent Representative
  • Heather Rubio - Community At-Large Representative
  • Laurence J. Strong - Community At-Large Representative
  • Minnie Tandy - Community At-Large Representative

There are currently no vacancies on the CVESD ICOC. 

For more information regarding the CVESD ICOC, please contact Lisa Brannen, at lisa.brannen@cvesd.org or at (619) 425-9600, Ext. 1370.

Bylaws of the CVESD ICOC:

On September 6, 2017, the Board of Education approved an amendment to Section 5.4 of the Bylaws pursuant to California Education Code Section 15282 allowing members to serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. Previously, members were only allowed to serve two terms.  

On January 23, 2019, the Board of Education approved an amendment to the By-Laws adding oversight of the Measure VV general obligation bond funds to the duties of the Proposition E ICOC, and renaming the committee the CVESD ICOC. 

On April 22, 2020, the Board of Education approved an amendment to the By-Laws adding oversight of the Measure M general obligation bond funds to the duties of the CVESD ICOC.  

Please click here to view the CVESD ICOC Second Amended Bylaws.


For more information about District Facilities Bond Projects, please call the Facilities Department (619) 425-9600, Extension 1420.

When available, information on bid opportunities can be found by clicking here.

 

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