The Beaverton School Board is seeking three (3) community members to serve on the volunteer Capital Construction Bond Citizen Accountability Committee. The Committee actively monitors and regularly reports to the School Board on the progress of the bond program including:
- Ensure bond revenues are used only for the purposes consistent with the voter-approved 2014 bond program and consistent with state law.
- Reduce long-term maintenance, construction costs and improving efficiency and longevity, and innovative practices.
- Communicate key information related to the bond to all stakeholders.
- Review bond program performance and financial audits; and may inspect school facilities and grounds related to bond activities accompanied by District staff.
- Review quarterly reports produced by the District in order to assess general compliance with the bond program approved by voters.
- Ensure alignment with the Bond Program Goals approved by the School Board and Board Policies.
The Committee currently consists of six (6) members plus a School Board member. Members typically serve a three (3) year term; however, new committee members will serve to May 2022 as the 2014 bond comes to completion.
The Committee meets six times per school year between the months of August to May or as requested by the School Board, Superintendent, or District staff. Committee meetings are advisory. Committee meetings shall be open to the public and include an opportunity for public comment.
- Committee membership will reflect a combination of experience in development, building design, construction, construction financing, public contracting, budgeting and/or auditing. Community members should demonstrate sustained volunteer engagement in Beaverton schools.
- Good reputation in the community for fairness and transparency.
- May not be an employee or official of the District, vendor, contractor or consultant of the District.
More details can be found in the Committee Charter located on the Bond Accountability Committee webpage.
Individuals interested in applying should submit an online application and attach a current resume by 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020.
For more information, please contact Maureen Wheeler, Public Communications Officer at 503-356-4360.
About the May 2014 Bond
In May 2014, Beaverton voters approved a $680 million dollar bond, the largest school bond measure in Oregon history. The bond will pay for the construction of three new schools, and the demolition and rebuilding of four other schools. It will also be used to modernize existing schools and upgrade technology throughout the school district.