SAISD Board appoints Bond Community Oversight CommitteeNews Release
SAISD Board appoints Bond Community Oversight Committee
January 18, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the San Antonio Independent School District tonight approved the appointment of a 24-member Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) to ensure the effective and efficient use of 2010 bond proceeds.
The 24-member committee will provide feedback to staff, review progress reports and report recommendations to the Board. The seven board members and the Superintendent each nominated three people to serve on the committee. They each also named an alternate, in the event a vacancy occurs. Members were chosen from a pool of applicants and reflect diverse business and community backgrounds.
An organizing meeting will be held February 2, 2011, where members will draw for lengths of terms varying from 12 months, 18 months or two years. The committee members will also name officers at the meeting: a chairperson, who will convene the COC and conduct meetings; a vice chairperson, who will conduct business in the absence of the chairperson; and a secretary, who will ensure that accurate records are kept and reports provided to the Board in a timely fashion.
On August 16, 2010, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution in support of creating a Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee if voters approved the bond election on November 2, 2010.
Following is a list of the committee members and alternates:
Nellie Gomez Shannon
Alternate: Hong Deng
Herbert L. Brewer
Nettie P. Hinton
Alternate: John Wilkins
Paul Anthony Lombrano
Alternate: Mary McNaughton
Jose R. Limon
Alternate: Henry Yzaguirre
Alternate: Armando Cadena
Alternate: Paul Talamantez
Alternate: Ferne Burney
Alternate: Alva-Alicia Cardenas
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.
Our primary purpose of improving lives through a quality education is driven by an unrelenting determination to graduate all of our students and prepare them for success in higher education. Our ideology is reflected in our fundamental beliefs, commitments and core values that guide us in our daily practices.
- Student Centered
- High Expectations
- Every student can learn and achieve at high levels.
- We are responsible for the education and safety of every student.
- We are responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the school system.
- Everyone should be treated with respect.
- People support what they help create.