Applicants Sought for Tax Oversight Committees

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for both the Measure B1 and Measure I Oversight committees.

Measure B1, which was approved by Alameda voters in 2016, is an extension of the Measure A parcel tax approved in 2011. Like its predecessor, Measure B1 raises $12 million per year for core programs, including Advanced Placement classes, neighborhood schools, small class sizes in grades K-3, athletics, enrichment and technology. Measure B1 began July 1, 2018, and will sunset on June 30, 2020.

The Measure B1 Oversight Committee is comprised of 11 community members (including parent/guardians and district employees). The committee meets four to six times a year to review the district’s compliance with the terms of the measure. Each year, the committee’s work culminates in an annual report, as well as a shorter committee report, to be presented to the Board of Education.

Measure I, a bond measure passed by Alameda residents in 2014, raises $179,500,000 for needed repairs, upgrades and new construction projects to the district’s schools.

The Measure I Oversight Committee meets quarterly. The committee’s work includes: informing the public concerning the district’s expenditure of Measure I bond proceeds; reviewing expenditure reports to ensure proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure I; and presenting to the board an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding these expenditures.

For an application to either committee, find the associated  committee page at www.alameda.k12.ca.us. Applications are also available by calling the district office at 337-7000, or stopping by the district office at 2060 Challenger Dr. Completed applications must be received in the district office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16. Appointments will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 24.