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Bonds - Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC)


CBAC Meeting
CBAC presentation by Garrett Sullivan - March 2010

Background: During the course of the NEISD 2003 bond election, the District's Board of Trustees voted to appoint a Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) to ensure accountability and fiscal responsibility. On November 4, 2004, close to 60 percent of North East voters who went to the polls, approved the 2003 Bond Program. As was promised to the residents of NEISD, the Board appointed 25 individuals to serve on the 2003 Bond CBAC. The district passed bond elections in May 2007 and November 2011, which continued the need for a CBAC. The CBAC's mission is to ensure the scope, cost, and timeline of each construction project under the bond referendums are accomplished. To carry out this task, the CBAC meets monthly to receive reports on the status and implementation of bond projects to determine whether projects are designed within the approved program/scope and budget and constructed on-schedule.

CBAC Guidelines: The NEISD Board established the following guidelines for the CBAC.

CBAC Mission Statement: To ensure the scope, cost, and timeline of each construction project for the 2003, 2007 and 2011 bond referendums are achieved.

Members: Each Board Trustee and the Superintendent will appoint three committee members. The Board and Superintendent will agree upon a Committee Chair to be appointed as the 25th member. No member may have an active or pending contract with the District.

Duties: (1) To receive reports on the current status and planned implementation of the bond program; (2) to determine whether such status and implementation are consistent with the program approved by the voters; and (3) to report their findings to the Board. The committee informs and advises the Board, but does not have decision-making authority.

Communication: Communication with staff will be through the Committee Chair. Communication with the public will be through Committee reports received by the Board.

CBAC Meetings: The original guidelines established by the Board called for quarterly meetings of the CBAC. Additional meetings may be held if needed, as requested by the Board of Trustees or jointly by the Superintendent and Committee Chair. Staff reports may be provided to the Committee between meetings when appropriate. Written Committee reports will be presented to the Board, Superintendent, and public at open Board meetings. Copies will be available to the public through the CBAC website. The CBAC held initial meetings in January and March 2004 to discuss their role and responsibilities and to receive information on the status of the 2003 Bond Program. As a result of these meetings and further discussion amongst CBAC members, the quarterly meeting format was revised to a monthly schedule. The CBAC guidelines were amended to reflect monthly meetings beginning with the May 6, 2004 meeting of the CBAC. View CBAC Meeting Agendas and Presentations.



CBAC Meeting Schedule as of September 19, 2013
Meeting Date Scheduled Program Location Time
January 23, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
February 20, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
April 17, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
May 22, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
June 19, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
August 21, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
September 18, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
October 23, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
November 20, 2014 Regular CBAC meeting Boardroom 5:00pm
Archived Meetings

CBAC meetings begin at 5:00pm in the Boardroom of the NEISD Richard A. Middleton Education Center at 8961 Tesoro Drive, unless indicated otherwise.

CBAC Membership: As called for in the CBAC Guidelines, each Board Trustee and the Superintendent appoint three committee members. The Board and the Superintendent agree upon a Committee Chair to serve as the 25th member.

Chairman: Fred Morrison
Members: Martha Bazan, Suzanne Blaylock, Judy Cooney, Carole Crain, Price Darling, James Dixon, Ricki Ford, Bill Frost, Tony Jaso, Maureen Lancaster, Ken Lawrence, Bill Martin, Patti Mezzatesta, Wayne Moravits, Berta Palacios, Dale Patenaude, Mike Perkins, Donna Pundt, Manny Ruiz, Dolores Serna, Shari Smith, Todd Spears, Mark Ureste, Terri Williams

For more information on the NEISD Citizens Bond Advisory Committee, contact Community Relations at 407-0040.

This page was last updated on February 19, 2014.