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, Measure VV, a $150 million general obligation bond measure approved by the voters in November 2018, and Measure M, a $300 million general obligation bond measure approved by the voters in March 2020. 

Pursuant to the requirements of Proposition 39, proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by each of the foregoing general obligation bond measures will be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities.  Proceeds of the bonds are deposited into a General Obligation Bond Building Fund to be held by the San Diego County Treasurer.  No bond funds will be used for administrator or teacher salaries or other school operating expenses. 

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.


Regular Meetings:

The next regular meeting of the CVESD ICOC will take place virtually on September 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

For information on how to observe the virtual meeting or ask questions for the meeting, please email Lisa Brannen at lisa.brannen@cvesd.org. 

Future Meeting Dates and Times:

December 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
March 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
May 12, 2021 at 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
  • Gloria McKearney - Taxpayers Association Representative
  • Nancy Kerwin - Senior Citizens Organization Representative
  • Martha Juarez - Parent Representative
  • Ben Lien - Parent 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 the CVESD ICOC. 

On April 22, 2020, the Board of Education approved an amendment to the By-Laws adding oversight of the Measure M general obligation bond funds to the duties of the CVESD ICOC.  

Please click here to view the CVESD ICOC Second Amended Bylaws.

MEASURE M

With 55.42% voter approval in the March 3, 2020, election, Measure M, a $300 million general obligation bond measure, will provide funds to improve student safety and campus security, repair schools, and upgrade classroom technology throughout the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Additional projects include a staff housing project and District-wide solar installation.  Improvements and enhancements at District facilities will provide equitable resources for all students and staff. 

Measure M Projects in progress:

  • The bid process for Solar Panel installation has begun.  Please check back for more information as work progresses. 

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.

School Modernized Summer 2020:

  • Mae L. Feaster Charter School (Francisco Velasco, Executive Director)

Measure VV Modernization Progress

Summer 2020 Modernization plans are nearly complete at Mae L. Feaster Charter School, and is expected to finish in time for students to return on September 8, 2020.   

PROPOSITION E

With nearly 69% voter approval in the November 6, 2012, general election, Proposition E (Prop E) allowed 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 created 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.  With the modernization of Sunnyside Elementary School during the summer of 2019, all Proposition E funds have been expended. 

Schools Modernized Summer 2014:

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

Schools Modernized Summer 2015:

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

Schools Modernized Summer 2018:

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

Schools Modernized Summer 2019:

  • Sunnyside Elementary School (Principal Robert Cochran)

On June 17, 2020, the CVESD ICOC presented its seventh annual General Obligation Bond report to the Board of Education of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. For more detailed information about the Proposition E and Measure VV Bonds, and past Proposition E projects, please click here to view a copy of the report.

Prop E Modernization Progress

Modernization work under Proposition E is complete.  All Proposition E funds have been expended.  Modernization work under Measure VV and facilities improvement work under Measure M has commenced. 

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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