Seeking New CBOC Members
Glendale Unified School District is currently soliciting applications to fill three open seats on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). Expertise in areas such as architecture, engineering, construction, law, educational administration, financial management, real estate/development, construction management, and/or public administration is highly valued but is not required.
Applications are due Friday, March 25.
Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee
Following the passing of the Measure S Bond in April 2011, the Board of Education established the Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) in accordance with the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act. The CBOC oversees the expenditures of bond proceeds generated from Measure S to inform the public and generate an annual report to the Board of Education.
The CBOC held its first meeting on August 29, 2011, shortly after the Measure S bond was passed. The Committee is comprised of seven members appointed by the Board of Education and representing the following areas. CBOC members are appointed to either one- or two-year terms, and may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms or a maximum of six (6) consecutive years. The Committee meets quarterly.
CBOC Areas of Representation
- Parent/Guardian of a child enrolled in the district
- Parent/Guardian of a child enrolled in the district who is active in a GUSD parent organization (PTA/PTSA, School Site Council, etc.)
- Member of the community at-large
- Member of a local business organization
- Member active in a local senior citizen's organization
- Member active in a bona fide taxpayer association
Current CBOC Members
Member Name Area of Representation Term of Service in Years Term End Date Harry Leon (Chair) Member of the community at-large 2 June 30, 2022 Sophal Ear Parent/Guardian of a child enrolled in the district who is active in a GUSD parent organization 2 June 30, 2022 Lincoln Bleveans Parent/Guardian of a child enrolled in the district 2 June 30, 2021 Frank Sulzberger Member of the community at-large 2 June 30, 2022 Armik Avedisian Member of a local business organization 2 June 30, 2022 (Vacant) Member of a bona-fide taxpayers' organization 2 June 30, 2023 (Vacant) Member of a senior citizens' organization 2 June 30, 2023
CBOC Mission Statement
The Glendale Unified School District Measure S Proposition 39 Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee (the “Committee’) is charged under The California Education Code, and the California Constitution, with direct taxpayer review of the Measure S Bond expenditures endorsed by the voters on April 5, 2011. The Committee shall actively review and inform the public about the expenditures of the Bond proceeds to ensure that the spending decisions made by elected officials conform to Measure S and comply with the governing provisions of the Education Code and the California Constitution. While the Committee does not have the authority to direct how bond proceeds are spent or to establish the priorities for expenditures, the Committee is charged with oversight, review, reporting and inspection duties and activities related to such expenditures as fully described in the Committee’s By-Laws and as authorized by the California Education Code Sections 15278, 15280, 15282, and the California Constitution, Article 13A, Section 1. Adopted Monday, October 24, 2011.