THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MEASURE V!
In March 2014, the Washington Unified School District commissioned a Capital Investment Program (CIP) audit. The CIP analysis of the district’s facilities revealed a need for more than $200 million in needed repairs and renovations to the schools and central offices. A recent Public Opinion Survey suggested that the residents of West Sacramento would support a Bond Measure to address these facility needs. On November 4, 2014, the voters approved Measure V resulting in $49 million for facility improvements.
The community’s investment in our schools will allow us to repair roofs and remove dry rot, to add additional classrooms to our most crowded schools, provide upgrades to antiquated Heating and Air Conditioning systems and build a state-of-the art Career and Technical Education Center at the Bryte campus. A Community Oversight Committee will soon be assembled to advise and monitor the district’s work with the use of the bond funds and report regularly to the Washington Unified School District Board of Trustees. Applications to serve on the Oversight Committee are now available and will be accepted through January 12, 2015.
Members of the Community Oversight Committee can serve up to a maximum of three, 2-year terms. We are seeking a diverse group of representatives from throughout our West Sacramento Communities. By statute, each of the following categories must be represented by at least 1 member:
1. Active in a Business Organization
2. Active in a Senior Citizen’s Organization
3. Active in a Taxpayer’s Organization
4. Parent or Guardian of District Student(s)
5. Parent or Guardian of District Student(s) and active in a Parent-Teacher Organization or School Site Council
6. None of the Above, Serving as an At-Large Member
We are greatly appreciative to our community for their support of our schools and our students. Thank you for supporting Measure V and for your consideration to serve on the Community Oversight Committee.
Dayton Gilleland, Ed.D.