Who will make sure the referendum gets spent on student learning?

In January 2021, the District expanded the School Board’s Finance Committee to become a Citizens Financial Advisory Council and added community business leaders, to increase transparency, oversight and accountability.

The Board commits to continue maintaining the Citizens Financial Advisory Council over the duration of any approved referendum authorization.

In addition, the official resolution calling for the referendum specifically stated the funds will be used for student learning, hiring and keeping high-quality teachers, reducing class sizes, and enhancing career and college readiness. This language also appears in the title of the ballot question. This is a legally binding commitment by the School Board and is subject to independent financial audits.