Focus of their work: To ensure bond dollars are spent as voters intended

When Central Point School District voters approved a $80 million bond measure for schools in May of 2019, the school district promised to appoint a bond oversight committee of citizens to track bond projects and spending over the next five years.

This month, the district fulfilled that promise by launching the group, which includes 8 community leaders who volunteered to serve as well as two members of the school board.

The committee includes construction and finance professionals, parents and grandparents and school advoocates. They will meet with district leaders at least four times each year and advise the superintendent as needed.

“We are excited to have such a broad range of perspectives on the committee,” said Superintendent Samantha Steele “We appreciate these folks stepping up to hold us accountable for wise use of public resources and completing the projects voters approved.”

At each meeting, committee members will review project progress, examine spending and monitor schedules.

District employees and construction managers presented a full overview of the CPSD bond program which is just beginning and is expected to run through 2023. The CPSD bond is made up of projects at every school in the district including safety and security upgrades, upgraded and improved technology, expanding learning environments, replacing and repairing building systems like heating and cooling and parking and traffic improvements The district is also remodeling the former Asante property on 2nd street to an early learning center.

The Bond oversight committee will next meet in January 2020.