Citizens' Oversight Committee

  • Seven members of the Citizens' Oversight Committee

    As required by law, our school board appoints members to an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee for the purpose of informing the public on the expenditure of bond revenues. Are you interested in becoming a member of the COC? Please contact Beth Berk, SRCS communication coordinator, to apply. Applications require school board approval.

    School Board and COC: Who Does What?

    Role of the Board of Education:

    • For a Prop. 39 Bond:
      • Places bond measure on ballot
      • Appoints COC
      • Establishes guidelines for the COC
      • Approves bond program project list and an implementation plan
      • Evaluate school facilities needs
    • Evaluate school facilities needs
    • Approve additions or alterations to existing buildings
    • Determine when new facilities are needed
    • Select and acquires sites
    • Determine the method of financing
    • Approve selection of architects and engineers
    • Authorize projects for bid
    • Award contracts for design and construction
    • Approve change orders to construction contracts

    Role of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee

    • Ensure bond revenues are expended only for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities.
    • Inform the public concerning expenditure of bond proceeds
    • Review annual performance audit
    • Review annual financial audit
    • Inspection of school facilities & grounds to ensure expenditures are for listed projectsReview district efforts to maximize bond revenues through implementation of cost containment measures:
      • Professional fees
      • Site preparation
      • Joint use of facilities
      • Design effciencies
      • Reusable facilities plans
    • Provide an annual progress report to the Board and the public
    • Provide a final report to the Board and the public at the completion of all projects
    • Review deferred maintenance reports and plans
  • COC Members

    Measure I - High School District

    Name | Representing | Term Expires

    Mike Behler | Business Organization | 2020
    Carolina Spence | Senior Citizen’s Organization | 2020
    Kristin Hendricks | Parent or Guardian active PTO | 2020
    ​Mindy Breslin | Community Member/At Large | 2021
    ​Judith O'Donnell | Parent or Guardian | 2019
    Frank Pugh | Community Member/Finance Background | ​2021
    Jennie Bruneman | Parent or Guardian | 2021
    Vacant | Senior Citizen's Organization
    Vacant | Construction Background

    Measure L - Elementary School District

    Name | Representing | Term Expires

    Kristin Hendricks | Community Member/At Large | 2020
    Frank Pugh | Community Member/Finance Background | 2021
    ​Mike Behler ​| ​Business Organization | 2020
    Vacant | Senior Citizen’s Organization
    Vacant | ​Taxpayer’s Organization
    Vacant | Parent
    Vacant | Parent/Active PTO
    Vacant | Community Member/Construction Background


    Would you spend an hour every few months to help our schools?

    We are looking for parents of students in SRCS schools, and community members, to become a part of the Citizens' Oversight Committee for the Measure I & L bond programs. If you are interested, contact Beth Berk, SRCS communication coordinator. Applications require school board approval.​