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Centralia Elementary School District

Citizens Oversight Committee


An election was held on November 8, 2016 for the issuance and sale of a General Obligation Bond for Centralia School District entitled Measure N.  Measure N, Centralia School District’s $49,000,000 local General Obligation Bond, was approved under Proposition 39 which requires that the District establish, populate and empower an independent Citizens Oversight Committee (COC). Resolution #1549 establishing a Citizens’ Oversight Committee and approving Bylaws in relation to the successful passage of Measure N, as required by Education Code Section 15278, was adopted on December 13, 2016.  


The COC is comprised of a minimum of at least (7) seven volunteers from the following areas: 

  1. One member shall be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District.
  2. One member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or School Site Council.
  3. One member shall be active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District.
  4. One member shall be active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  5. One member shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.
  6. Two members of the community at-large.

 The COC shall convene to provide oversight for, but not be limited to, ensuring that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure N and that no funds are used for any salaries or other school operating expenses. Regular reports on the results of its activities will be issued annually.




The Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) is made up of at least (7) seven individuals appointed by the Board of Trustees. As an independent committee, it is charged with informing the public, reviewing Measure N expenditures, and developing an annual report for the Board of Trustees.
The COC meets at a maximum of (4) four times a year and its members are eligible to serve no more than (3) three consecutive two-year terms. For more information, please see the Bylaws.

(Employees, vendors, contractors, and consultants of the Centralia School District are prohibited by law from being members of the Citizens Oversight Committee. Employment which could result in becoming a contractor or subcontractor to the District would also be a potential conflict.)
Business Representative Connor Traut
Senior Citizen Group Representative VACANT
Taxpayer Organization Representative Paul Alvarado
Parent/Guardian of Child Enrolled in District VACANT
Parent/Guardian of Child Enrolled in District and Active in Parent-Teacher Organization Shreya Banerjee
At Large Community Member Adam Hankinson
At Large Community Member John Cangey