Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (CVESD ICOC)

CVESD Independent Citizens Oversight Committee

The purpose of the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (CVESD ICOC) is to oversee the implementation of Proposition E, a $90 million general obligation bond measure approved by the voters in November 2012, and Measure VV, a $150 million general obligation bond measure approved by the voters in November 2018. The duties of the CVESD ICOC members include ensuring that bond money is spent in compliance with the requirements of Proposition 39, which involves inspecting school facilities, reviewing expenditures and the District's efforts to maximize bond revenues by implementing cost savings measures, ensuring no funds are used for teacher or administrative salaries, reviewing the annual independent audit, and providing an annual report to the public at an open meeting of the Board of Education.  The CVESD ICOC is a review and oversight committee, it is not a decision-making body.

On November 6, 2012, voters approved the Proposition E general obligation bond measure. Subsequently, the Board appointed the Proposition E Independent Citizens Oversight Committee in accordance with Proposition 39 requirements to oversee the use of the Proposition E bond funds.  On November 6, 2018, voters approved the Measure VV general obligation bond measure, and on January 23, 2019, the Board of Education approved the combining of the oversight of Proposition E and Measure VV general obligation bond funds under the already existing Proposition E Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.  Accordingly, the Proposition E Independent Citizens Oversight Committee was renamed the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.  For more information on each individual bond, please see below. 

Regular Meetings:

The next regular meeting of the CVESD ICOC will take place on September 18, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

Future Meeting Dates and Times:

December 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Place:

Dr. Lowell J. Billings Board Room
Chula Vista Elementary School District
84 East "J" Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

The agenda for each regular meeting will be posted no later than the Friday prior to the meeting. To view previous meeting agendas, approved minutes, and reports of the CVESD ICOC, please scroll down to the "ICOC Documents" library located at the bottom of this page.

Members of the CVESD ICOC

  • Jason C. Hurtado-Prater, Chair - Community At-Large Representative
  • Floyd R. Strayer, Vice Chair - Community At-Large Representative
  • Jolyn DePriest - Business Community Representative
  • Sean R. Dunbar - Taxpayers Association Representative
  • Dr. Diane Gerken - Business Community Representative
  • Mary I. Helvie - Senior Citizens Organization Representative
  • Martha Juarez - Parent Representative
  • Karyn Koenig - Parent Representative
  • Ben Lien - Parent Representative
  • Valerie Gerken Rios - Community At-Large Representative
  • James L. Smyth - Community At-Large Representative

Phone: (619) 425-9600, Ext. 1370

There are currently no vacancies on the CVESD ICOC.

Bylaws of the CVESD ICOC

On September 6, 2017, the Board of Education approved an amendment to Section 5.4 of the Bylaws pursuant to California Education Code Section 15282 allowing members to serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. Previously, members were only allowed to serve two terms.  

On January 23, 2019, the Board of Education approved an amendment to the By-Laws adding oversight of the Measure VV general obligation bond funds to the duties of the Proposition E ICOC, and renaming the committee to the CVESD ICOC.  Please click here to view the CVESD ICOC Amended Bylaws.

Proposition E

With nearly 69% voter approval in the November 6, 2012, general election, Proposition E (Prop E) will allow the District to make substantial improvements to the educational environment at our neediest campuses. Prop E’s margin of victory represented the highest level of support for a general obligation bond on the ballot in San Diego County. Prop E will create a School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) encompassing 31 of our then-44 schools. Prop E was supported by groups such as the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego County Democratic Party (South Region), and many individual parent leaders and community organizations.

Schools in Series One, Modernized Summer 2014:

  • Castle Park Elementary (Principal Alicia Moreno)
  • Lilian J. Rice Elementary (Principal Ernesto Villanueva)
  • Rosebank Elementary (Principal Chris Vickers)

Schools in Series One, Modernized Summer 2015:

  • Ella B. Allen Elementary (Principal Sisi Garcia). 
  • Hilltop Drive Elementary (Principal Lisa Parker). 
  • Vista Square Elementary (Principal Marissa Allan). 

Schools in Series Two, Modernized Summer 2018:

  • Harborside Elementary Schools (Principal Lisa Forehand)
  • Karl H. Kellogg Elementary School (Principal Christopher Houck)
  • Montgomery Elementary School (Principal Monica Ruiz)

School in Series Two, To Be Modernized Summer 2019:

  • Sunnyside Elementary School (Principal Robert Cochran)

On June 20, 2018, the Proposition E ICOC presented its fourth annual Proposition E report to the Board of Education of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. For more detailed information about the Proposition E Bond, and past and current Proposition E projects, please click here to view a copy of the report.

Modernization Progress

Modernization work began at Sunnyside Elementary on June 6, 2019 and was completed in time for school to begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  In addition to new classroom interiors and furniture, upgrades include new windows, a new roof, new infrastructure, HVAC, irrigation, additional parking, and relocation of portable classrooms.  For more detailed information regarding the work being performed at Sunnyside, please click here

Measure VV

With nearly 67.75% voter approval in the November 6, 2018, general election, Measure VV  will allow the District to renovate and modernize facilities, upgrade security and safety infrastructure, implement energy savings measures and improve technology access within the District's 46 schools, Education Services and Support Center and Transportation Yard.  Improvements and enhancements at District facilities will provide equitable resources for all students and staff.  Measure VV was supported by groups such as the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, and many individual parent leaders and community organizations.


For more information, please call the Facilities Department (619) 425-9600, Extension 1420.

When available, information on bid opportunities can be found by clicking here.

 

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