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Measure MM & Citizens’ Oversight Committee

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS DEL MAR UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT’S BOND MEASURE FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES UPGRADE AND MODERNIZATION

DISTRICT LOOKS FORWARD TO COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

The Del Mar Union School District (District) has received confirmation from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office that the District’s Measure MM has been approved by the voters within the boundaries of the District.  Measure MM was a school bond measure placed before the voters within the boundaries of the District at the November 6, 2018, General Election to support the District’s needs for repair, renovation, modernization, and construction of school facilities and related facilities costs to support the District’s commitment to neighborhood schools, student safety, and academic success.  District Superintendent Holly McClurg stated, “We are very grateful for our community’s support of the District’s educational efforts and Measure MM.  Our staff looks forward to continued engagement with the District community on the projects that Measure MM will fund and support.” 

Superintendent McClurg noted that the District and its Governing Board of Trustees are committed to community engagement to review the school, classroom, and facilities projects and planning which will be undertaken with Measure MM funds. 

Measure MM included a commitment by the District to appoint and support an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (Committee) for the review of expenditures of bond construction funds.  “We look forward to working through the Committee process in a collaborative fashion as part of our community outreach efforts and financial transparency that the District committed to as part of putting Measure MM before the voters,” said Superintendent McClurg. 

The Committee will consist of at least seven members of the community and will include various represented groups to provide a diversity of viewpoints and perspectives.  The District is seeking volunteers from the community to participate as members of the Committee.  Applications are currently available and are due February 28, 2019.  In order to maintain objectivity as part of the Committee’s responsibilities, District employees, contractors, and vendors to the District are prohibited from serving as members of the Committee.

More information concerning the independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee, its membership, responsibilities, and application for appointment can be found on the District’s website at www.dmusd.org/MeasureMM.