Bond Accountability Committee
Phone: 503.356.4449 Email Bond Accountability Committee
The Committee will actively monitor and regularly report 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 bond measure ballot 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 each year the bond proceeds are being spent 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 consists of ten members selected by the School Board and includes a School Board member. Members will serve staggered 2, 3, and 4 year terms and may reapply for consideration to serve additional terms. A member may not serve more than eight consecutive years.
The Committee meets quarterly 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 comments.
Apply for an open position on the 2022 Capital Construction Bond Citizen Accountability Committee
The Beaverton School District is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2022 Bond Accountability Committee (BAC). The committee is responsibility for monitoring, reporting and making recommendations to the School Board on the 2022 Bond program.
The School Board seeks individuals with a good reputation in the community for fairness and transparency. BAC membership should reflect a combination of experience in building design, construction, capital program management, construction financing, planning, budgeting, auditing and public contracting.
In May 2022, voters approved a $723-million capital improvement bond to be used on projects across the district including the complete rebuilds of Beaverton High School and Raleigh Hills School, seismic upgrades, air ventilation system improvements, roof replacements and additional classroom space to alleviate overcrowding. The bond also will be used to improve accessibility in special education classrooms, enhance learning spaces and replace all one-to-one Chromebooks and iPads.
BAC members are appointed to three-year terms. The committee meets approximately six times per school year, typically on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. The 2022 BAC will start meeting in January 2023. In addition to BAC meetings, members will participate in an orientation meeting, school tours and School Board meeting during the school year to help familiarize themselves with the functions of the committee.
Applications are due November 23, 2022 by 4 p.m.