Mill Bond Oversight Committee

Mill Bond Oversight Ad-Hoc Committee

In November 2018, voters approved additional funding for Douglas County School District (DCSD) in the form of a $40 million Mill Levy Override and a $250 million Bond Measure. In return, DCSD promised to create a Mill and Bond Oversight Committee that will help ensure that each dollar is spent as outlined on the ballot.


The Douglas County School District Board of Education is now seeking community members with a variety of backgrounds and expertise to serve on the Mill Bond Oversight Ad-Hoc Committee. More information about this committee is below.


The deadline for applications was Friday, January 11. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted in late January/early February 2019. It is anticipated that the first committee meeting will take place in early March 2019.


Should you have any questions, please email Stacy Rader at srrader@dcsdk12.org.


Thank you for your interest in being part of this important committee!

 


Purpose

The purpose of the Mill Bond Oversight Ad-Hoc Committee (MBOC) shall be to become familiar with the 2018 Mill Levy Override and bond program and project list, monitor the progress of the improvements and programs being implemented, ensure MLO/Bond expenditures are in alignment with ballot language approved by voters, and periodically report to the Board of Education the status of MLO/Bond expenditures.


Committee Term

The MBOC will sunset after three years, with an option to extend should the DCSD Board of Education vote to do so.


Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the MBOC shall be to:

  • Meet regularly to review progress to date.

  • Ensure that MLO/Bond expenditures are in alignment with ballot language approved by voters.

  • Participate in scheduled site visits during construction, as invited by the DCSD Chief Operations Officer.

  • Review the DCSD Chief Financial Officer’s recommendations for maintaining congruence between financial statements and identified spending of MLO/Bond funds.

  • Review the ongoing master schedule of projects.

  • Formulate a regular status report to the DCSD Board of Education.

  • Provide regular updates to the DCSD Communications Team that can be shared with the community.


Membership
The MBOC shall be comprised of voluntary representative members of the Douglas County School District community (including staff and board committee representatives). It is expected that members will represent a broad background of viewpoints and interests including, but not limited to public education, financial management, human resources, information technology, development/construction, architecture/engineering, and facility operations, including safety and security.
The Committee should be comprised of a mix of DCSD MLO/Bond advocates as well as objectors.


The proposed membership breakdown would be as follows:



DCSD Licensed Educators (elementary and secondary)

Parent/Community Members from each region (Castle Rock, E. Highlands Ranch, W. Highlands Ranch, Parker)

Student Advisory Group Representative

DCSD Employee Council Representative

Business Community Representative

DCSD Staff Liaisons (CFO and COO)


Government Agency Representative

DCSD Board Liaison(s)

Community Member At-Large

DCSD Fiscal Oversight Committee Representative

Safety and Security Representative (i.e. member of law enforcement, fire protection services, emergency management, etc.)

DCSD Long Range Planning Committee Representative

Parent of DCSD Charter School Student

DCSD District Accountability Committee Representative



Application/Selection Process


December 19 – Online Application Posted (dcsdk12.org/funding).


December 19 - Email sent to community / information posted on social media.


January 8 – Reminder email and social media post.


January 11 – Deadline for applications.


January 15 – Applications forwarded to interview committee


January 22 – Interview committee meets and selects applicants to interview.


Week of January 28 – Interviews.


February 13– Interview committee forwards list of recommended committee members to the DCSD Board.


February 19 – DCSD Board reviews/approves committee members.


February 25 – Committee members are notified.