Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Bond Oversight Committee and what do you do?
The School Construction Bond Oversight Committee is an all-volunteer group whose mission is to oversee the expenditure of money for the construction, repair, and modernization of schools by LAUSD and to communicate its findings to the Board and the public so that school bond funds are invested as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently.
What public events are going on in my area?
How do I find out about LAUSD's building and renovation projects in
my neighborhood or anywhere in the Los Angeles area?
Follow this link to the myschool page.
What is Measure R?
Measure R is a school bond measure that authorizes LAUSD to issue $3.87
Billion in bonds to continue repair/upgrade of aging classrooms and build neighborhood schools. The measure was passed in March 2004 by 63% of voters
What is Proposition BB?
Proposition BB is a school bond measure that authorizes LAUSD to use
$2.4 billion in bonds for the construction of new schools and the repair and
modernization of existing schools through the district to improve
local schools and relieve classroom overcrowding.
The ballot measure was approved in April 1997 by 71% of voters.
What is Measure K?
Measure K is a school bond measure that authorizes LAUSD to
issue $3.35 billion in bonds for repair and renovation of existing schools
and to build neighborhood schools to improve local schools and relieve
classroom overcrowding. The measure was passed in November 2002 by
64% of voters.
What is Measure Y?
Measure Y is a school bond measure that authorizes LAUSD to issue $3.985 billion in bonds to continue repair/upgrade of aging classrooms and to build new neighborhood schools. The measure was passed in November 2005 by 66% of the voters.
What is Measure Q?
Measure Q is a school bond measure that authorizes LAUSD to issue $7 billion in bonds to continue repair/upgrade of aging classrooms. The measure was passed November 2008 by 69% of the voters.
What happened to the BB Oversight Committee?
The current Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) replaced the BB
Oversight Committee upon adoption of the Charter and Memorandum of
Understanding, effective July 2002.
Who sits on the Oversight Committee?
See the members page.
How are Oversight Committee members chosen?
The Board of Education appoints organizations, which in-turn nominate individuals to serve on the Oversight Committee.
How much money are Oversight Committee members paid?
The BOC is an all-volunteer committee. Members are not compensated for their services.
Does the Oversight Committee issue reports of its findings and activities?
The BOC issues quarterly reports of its activities and findings, as well as reports on specific issues as necessary. These reports are on the reports page.
How can I contact the Oversight Committee?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I become involved in the process of school planning in my neighborhood?
Everyone is invited to attend community meetings. See the public events page. Check back regularly for updated information.
When and where does the Oversight Committee meet?
Follow this link for the next meeting.
Why do we need to pass more bonds? What about the lottery money?
Lottery proceeds, which amount to about one percent of LAUSD's budget (approximately $100 million in 2001-02), are not used for school construction. The money is used primarily for instructional materials and student activities.
How many people voted for Proposition BB (April 1997)?
Proposition BB was approved by 71% of voters.
How many people voted for Measure K (November 2002)?
Measure K was approved by 68% of voters.
How many people voter for Measure R (March 2004)?
Measure R was approved by 63% of voters.
How many people voted for Measure Y (November 2005)?
Measure Y was approved by 66% of voters.
How many people voted for Measure Q (November 2008)?
Measure Q was approved by 69% of voters.
How much money is the Oversight Committee responsible for monitoring?
$2.4 billion in Proposition BB funds; $3.35 billion in Measure K funds; $3.87 billion in Measure R funds; $3.985 billion in Measure Y funds; and $7 Billion in Measure Q funds.
What are the District's plans for new construction?
View the Strategic Execution
Plan For New Schools.
What are the District's plans for renovation/upgrades to existing schools?
View the Strategic Execution plan for Modernizing
How will LAUSD's building efforts affect my property taxes?
The two bond measures combined will create a tax of no more than $120 per $100,000 of taxable property value per year. Most years the tax debt is significantly lower than this figure.
For additional information about LAUSD, click here to visit the District's main site.