Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
The Board of Education has appointed a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) to provide a high level of accountability and transparency in the implementation of the Bond Program. The committee will offer independent review of the capital improvement projects described in the Educational Facilities Master Plan. The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is comprised of voluntary representatives of the Boulder Valley School District community. The committee’s membership reflects the diversity of BVSD and its varied stakeholder interests.
- CBOC Meeting Schedule
- Committee Purpose
- Appointment Process
- Voting Practices
NOVEMBER 18, 2020 | 5:30 P.M. Location TBD
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 | 5:30 P.M. VIRTUAL MEETING
If you would like to attend the September 16 virtual meeting, please register here.
MAY 20, 2020 | 5:30 P.M. ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING
FEBRUARY 19, 2020 | 5:30 P.M. EMERALD ELEMENTARY | 275 EMERALD STREET, BROOMFIELD
NOVEMBER 13, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. ANGEVINE MIDDLE SCHOOL | 1150 S. BOULDER RD., LAFAYETTE, CO 80026
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. LOUISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | 400 HUTCHINSON STREET
MAY 22, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, 1515 GREENBRIAR BLVD., BOULDER
MARCH 20, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. BVSD TRANSPORTATION CENTER | 1951 63RD ST., BOULDER, CO 80301
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. BVSD EDUCATION CENTER
JANUARY 16, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. UNIVERSITY HILL ELEMENTARY | 956 16TH STREET, BOULDER, CO 80302
DECEMBER 12, 2018 CENTAURUS HIGH SCHOOL, 10300 S. BOULDER RD., LAFAYETTE
OCTOBER 17, 2018 CENTENNIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 2205 NORWOOD AVE., BOULDER
AUGUST 22, 2018 BVSD EDUCATION CENTER, 6500 E. ARAPAHOE RD., BOULDER
MAY 16, 2018 BVSD EDUCATION CENTER, 6500 E. ARAPAHOE RD., BOULDER
APRIL 18, 2018
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
DECEMBER 20, 2017
OCTOBER 18, 2017
AUGUST 16, 2017
MAY 17, 2017
JANUARY 18, 2017
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
SEPT. 21, 2016
JUNE 15, 2016
APRIL 20, 2016
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
JAN. 20, 2016
NOV. 18, 2015
OCT. 21, 2015
The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee was created to monitor the bond issue supported by the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) voters on November 4, 2014 and the Board intends that it would monitor any future bond issues. CBOC provides independent review of the projects that comprise the Bond Program and are set forth in the Educational Facilities Master Plan approved by the Board of Education. CBOC’s monitoring and review is intended to provide a high level of accountability and communication on behalf of the Board of Education to the citizens of Boulder Valley School District.
The responsibilities of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee shall be to:
- Monitor the status of all bond issue projects through information provided by district staff and provide feedback as appropriate;
- Review and recommend to the Superintendent and Board of Education significant changes, if any, in the scope and/or budget of projects set forth for each facility contained in the Educational Facilities Master Plan;
- Review and recommend to the Superintendent and Board of Education transfers of funds to projects or program reserve from interest earnings or project savings;
- Review and recommend to the Superintendent and the Board of Education proposed expenditures for surplus bond funds;
- Receive quarterly reports regarding the expenditure of bond funds and
- Provide quarterly and annual reports to the Board of Education at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. This responsibility shall continue through completion of all projects culminating with a final summary report to the board.
The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is comprised of voluntary representative members of the Boulder Valley School District community. The committee's membership should reflect the diversity of the Boulder Valley School District community. Twenty members will be selected based upon the following suggested stakeholder groups:
- BVSD teachers: representing elementary, middle and high school instructional levels (3 members – 2 members with 3-year terms, 1 member with 2-year term)
- BVSD school principals: representing elementary, middle and high school instructional levels and a charter school (4 members – 2 members with 3-year terms, 2 members with 2-year terms)
- Capital Improvement Planning Committee: (1 member with 3-year term)
- Citizen representatives from the following communities: Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Lafayette, Superior, Louisville and Nederland: (7 members – 4 members with 3-year terms, 3 members with 2-year terms). Such members shall represent a background of relevant professional experience including but not limited to general business; real estate; information technology; development/construction; architecture/engineering and financial/banking/accounting.
- Current BVSD parent representatives: 2 members – 1 member with 2-year term, 1 member with 3-year term) Citizen-at-Large: (3 members with 2-year or 3-year terms)
The Superintendent of Schools will solicit individuals from each of the noted groups for review with the President and Vice-President of the Board of Education. Recommended members will be approved by the Board of Education.
Individuals selected will be appointed to either two (2) or three (3) year terms at the commencement of the committee. At the end of a successfully completed two (2) or three (3) year term, an existing committee member may request to be reappointed to the committee.
It is understood changes in membership will occur as individuals may no longer represent the stakeholder group they were chosen to represent or can no longer serve. Should circumstances arise in which a committee member has a change in stakeholder status, the committee member shall be allowed to serve the remainder of his or her term as a member-at-large, provided he or she has attended at least three (3) meetings. In all other cases, a replacement representative will be sought from the specific stakeholder group to fill the remaining length of the term.
The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee will elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson on an annual basis. The chairperson, or in their absence, vice-chairperson will conduct meetings, call special meetings and perform other duties. The chairperson, in concert with a representative from the BVSD Operational Services Division, will establish the agenda for each meeting.
BVSD staff will attend meetings and provide appropriate levels of support to the committee.
The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is to meet not more than monthly or less than quarterly throughout the year. A regular meeting schedule will be developed quarterly and will be updated at each regular meeting. The schedule will be posted on the BVSD Bond Program website.
Special meetings may be called by the chair or by the written request of four members. Advance notice of at least seven days must be given before a special meeting is held. Notice of special meetings may be given by email.
All committee meetings shall be open to the public. However, as a working committee, public comment will typically only be permitted at the start of the meeting unless specifically invited. Minutes will be taken and placed on the BVSD Bond Program website within ten (10) working days of approval. To the extent possible, all handouts at each meeting also will be made available through the website.
Should a member of the public not have Internet access and desire a copy of any meeting minutes or handouts, such will be supplied upon request at no charge by the BVSD Communications department.
When a vote is needed on a particular item, the agenda shall note this as an “Action Item.” A vote of a simple majority of the membership present at the meeting shall be necessary and sufficient for the adoption of any matter voted upon by the committee. Submission of a vote by electronic means shall be permitted.
A quorum for taking action shall be at least 50 percent of the membership of the committee. In the absence of a quorum, the members present may conduct business not requiring action.
A committee member who has a personal or private interest in a matter proposed or pending before the committee shall disclose such interest to the committee and shall not vote on the matter or attempt to influence the decisions of other committee members in voting on the matter.
With respect to the 2014 bond issue and any future bond issue, the CBOC shall sunset following completion of all major bond projects related to that issue but not before 90 percent of all bond proceeds have been expended.