The EPISD board promised us that there would be a citizen based bond advisory board to oversee the spending of the bond funds.
The district board recently approved the bond advisory board’s charter. You can download it here : episdbondadvisoryboard39936866
Neutered before they began
The group has been named the Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC).
The superintendent is evidently too busy to deal with the CBAC so he has delegated the “Deputy of Finance and Operations (DFO)” to deal with the group.
From the charter:
The Trustees retain sole authority to disband the CBAC.
…the Chair shall consult with the DFO to establish a meeting schedule for the CBAC
The Chair shall consult with the DFO to establish agendas for each CBAC meeting.
Coordinate with the DFO to visit District facilities and grounds …
The DFO, through the Superintendent’s Board of Trustees Weekly Update process, shall provide periodic status reports on the CBAC’s work.
Any reports prepared by the CBAC shall be provided to the Superintendent.
So the CBAC will meet when the DFO says so, shall consider items that the DFO approves, get the DFO’s permission to visit projects, report to the school board through the DFO, and run reports through the Superintendent.
Who is this DFO?
None other than our former city chief financial officer.
We deserve better