Citizen Oversight Committee
Following through on its commitment to accountability, the Duval County School Board has formed an independent Citizen Oversight Committee to monitor the district’s spending of the new half-penny sales surtax.
The committee includes representatives of a number of community organizations and an appointee from each of the seven school board members. The membership of the committee is set in school board policy 9.66.
Their role is to monitor how the revenue from the surtax is spent and to help keep the public informed on the progress and implementation of the sales surtax plan as set forth in the school board’s resolution leading to the referendum.
Voting Committee Members
To serve, members must certify that they have no conflict of interest or any financial interest in the projects and initiatives funded through the new surtax. The surtax will expire after 15 years unless voters renew the funding at that time. Early design work on initial projects has already begun, and the district expects to see the first revenue arrive in two to three months.