School Tax Committee Seeking New Members
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Measure A Oversight Committee.
Measure A, a parcel tax passed by Alameda voters in 2011, 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. It sunsets in 2018.
AUSD is committed to maintaining accountability and transparency with all expenditures of Measure A dollars. A key component of that commitment is maintaining an 11-member oversight committee made up of community members. These include parents and district employees who will review the district’s compliance with the terms of the measure.
This committee meets four or five times between January and December of each year. Its work culminates in a staff annual report, as well as a shorter committee report that is presented to the Board of Education in January.
“Measure A supports a broad range of programs in our schools,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “I encourage community members to apply to this committee so they can help provide the oversight and transparency we need to maintain the public trust in our management of these tax dollars.”
Applications for the 2016-17 Measure A Oversight Committee, which begins meeting in January 2017, are now available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog and Vietnamese. For an application, call the district office at 337-7066 or stop by the district’s office at 2060 Challenger Drive. Applications are also available online.
Applications can be submitted via fax at 521-0529 or email at email@example.com or at the district office.
Completed applications must be received in the district office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Appointments will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27.