CVUSD Welcomes First Student Rep to its Measure I Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
While participating in virtual learning during the 2020-2021 school year, Newbury Park High School student Giovanni Albarez couldn’t help but look at the Measure I sticker on his CVUSD chromebook and wonder what exactly Measure I entailed and how it was more broadly benefiting students. When the opportunity arose for a member of the 2021-2022 Student District Advisory Committee (SDAC) to serve as the first student representative on the Measure I Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee as Albarez puts it he “knew I was the guy for it.”
The Measure I Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee oversees how funds from Measure I are spent to improve our District’s schools. In particular, the committee informs the public concerning the District's expenditure of Measure I bond proceeds; review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure I bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure I; and present to the Board of Education in public session, an annual written report outlining the Committee’s activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure I bond proceeds.
As part of his onboarding as a Committee Member, Albarez participated in a Measure I Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee orientation on June 29th.
“Some unique perspectives I hope to share with the Measure I Bond Oversight Committee is one of relatability towards the students and adults and to be the middle-man for both parties,” Albarez said. “ As the funds directly affect the students day to day during school, I will put in my all to help my fellow peers.”
We can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in this new, first of its kind role!
More about Measure I:
On November 4, 2014, voters residing within the Conejo Valley Unified School District passed Measure I. Measure I is a $197,000,000 bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to the District’s schools. Learn more about Measure I on the dedicated Measure I website here.