Kern County voters approved in November 2004 the Kern High School District’s Measure N, a $219 million general obligation school construction bond. District trustees proposed Measure N in order to fund construction of, among other things, four new comprehensive campuses, modernization efforts at all existing district schools, and a vocational facility for Special Education students. The new schools and other construction are needed to accommodate strong enrollment growth. State law requires that the formation of a Citizens Oversight Committee to ensure that bond funds are properly used. This committee has been formed. Current members include:

  • Dave Ewert – Representing Community Member
  • Tom Good – Representing Senior Citizens’ Group
  • Bryan Lynn – Representing Community Member
  • Mike Miller – Representing Business Community
  • Tim Rushing – Representing Kern Tax Payers’ Association
  • William Sandoval – Representing Community Member
  • Mark Summerhays – Representing Parent/Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Grover Waldon – Representing Community Member
  • Jean Renaker – Representing Parent/Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Rolly Rhodes – Representing Community Member
  • Dawn Silberberg – Representing Community Member

The next upcoming meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 at 12:00 PM at North High School. All minutes of Committee meetings will be made available on this website upon adoption.

All Committee proceedings shall be open to the public and shall be subject to the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act. All documents received by the Committee and reports issued by the Committee shall be a matter of public record and be made available on an Internet website maintained by the governing body of the school district. [Education Code §15280(b)] Citizens’ Oversight Comittee Documents


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