On April 16, 2020, at their regular board meeting, Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD) Trustees adopted Resolution No. 22, 2019-2020, certifying the results of the March 2020 election where Measure A received approval by more than 55% of the votes cast. A Citizens' Oversight Committee will now be formed to fulfill one of the state requirements when a local bond is passed.
The committee will oversee the expenditure of Measure A funds for the repair and modernization of schools by UUSD. The committee must consist of at least seven volunteer members who serve a term of two years each. The composition of the committee must include representatives from the business community, a senior organization, and a taxpayer organization, as well as parents with children in the District. Also, no employee or vendor of the District can be a member of the committee.
Those interested in serving on the committee may obtain an application online, or pick up an application by contacting Debbie Ornelas, Office of the Superintendent and Board of Trustees, at 707.472.5002, [email protected], 511. S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah, CA 95482. The application deadline is Friday, June 5, 2020.
At the April 16 meeting, UUSD Trustees also adopted Resolution No. 25, 2019-2020 authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds not to exceed $25 million. This resolution marks the beginning of a process including the District receiving a rating from Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s). This rating is like a credit score and will be assigned next month after Moody’s completes an extensive investigation of the District and their financial health.
“On behalf of the Trustees and all Ukiah Unified students and staff, I would like to thank our community for their support of students and schools. The passage of Measure A will ensure that we will have the funding necessary to make the critical improvements to our facilities that students deserve,” commented Anne Molgaard, UUSD Board of Trustees President. “This speaks volumes about our community’s long-term commitment to high-quality local education.”
For more information, please contact Doug Shald, UUSD Communications and Community Engagement Officer at [email protected] or 707.472.5005.