Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Recruitment of Oakland Residents to Serve on the District's Measure B

From Kerry Hamill, Board of Education:

Dear Constituent,

As you know Oakland voters approved Measure B, a $435,000,000 bond measure, for the Oakland Unified School District at the June 6, 2006 election. The bond measure is a Proposition 69 Measure requiring the appointment of an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee to monitor and to report on the expenditure of Bond proceeds.

The District has been recruiting members for the Committee since September 1, 2006. The formal qualifications and application, in major languages, is available from the District’s web site at or may be obtained by telephoning 510/879-8200. (A copy of the English language version is attached to this e-mail.) The Committee is required to have among its members at minimum those specified on page 1 of the application.

I am writing to urge if you meet the qualifications, and are interested in serving, to apply for appointment to the Committee. Given our interest in seeing that the bond proceeds are well spent, pursuant to the District’s adopted Facilities Master Plan in effect at the time of passage of the bond measure by the voters, may I count on you to serve or help the District find qualified applicants willing to serve on the Committee? An application must be fully completed and returned to the District’s Secretary with a postmark of October 1, 2006, or hand delivered to District Secretary at the Office of the State Administrator, no later than 5 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2006.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

For more information: call Edgar Rakestraw, Jr. at 510/879-8200.

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