At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Board of Education approved three new members to serve on the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)–a group tasked with overseeing bond proceeds, expenditures and audits associated with Measure E and Measure BH. Of the five candidates interviewed during an Oct. 5 Special Meeting, the board chose Harry Kraushaar, Marc Carrel, and Celina Serrano. The committee is made up of between seven and 14 members who serve up to three consecutive two-year terms without compensation.
“We appreciate when members of our community step up to really sign up for this kind of backroom tireless work that has to get done and keep everything in compliance,” Board Member Noah Margo said. “And for anybody that even put their name in for that, I appreciate it.”
According to CBOC bylaws, the committee must have one member who is active in a business organization representing the Beverly Hills business community; one member active in a senior citizens’ organization; one member who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district; one member who is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in the PTSA; one member who is active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization; one member with a finance background; and one member with a construction background.
The district sought applicants from the following positions: taxpayers organization member, business organization member, senior citizens’ organization member, at large member, parent or guardian member, parent or guardian/ Parent Teacher Association member, construction background and finance background. The CBOC’s newest members range from financial consultants to the executive vice president of the PTA at Horace Mann school, bringing varied experience to the table. The new members will be filling the vacancies of Jason Rund and Richard Schreiber.