Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

"The purpose of the citizens' oversight committee shall be to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues. The citizens' oversight committee shall actively review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayers' money for school construction." California Education Code § 15278(b)

On November 6, 2018, the voters of the Portola Valley School District (PVSD) approved Measure Z. It provided authorization for $49.50 million in school facilities construction and modernization funding for improvement of school facilities.


California law requires that an independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) be appointed to inform the public concerning the expenditures and use of the bond revenue and to verify that the bond funds are expended as required by law. Our seven-member Bond CBOC will perform this function, meetings, reviewing program progress and financial and performance audits, and producing the required Annual Report on the program.



Parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization: Amanda Smoot, Chair

Member of the Community At-Large: Ann Wengert, Vice Chair


Local Business Representative: Vito Palermo


Member active in a senior citizens' organization: Tom Hafkenschiel


Member of the Community At-Large: Jocelyn Swisher 


Member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association: Nelly Wolfson

Parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District: VACANT


Meeting #4 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 2:00pm
CBOC Materials 10_07_20.pdf
2019-20 Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Report.pdf

Meeting #3 - Wednesday, February 4, 2020 @ 10:30am
CBOC Materials 2_05_20.pdf

Meeting #2 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 9:30am
CBOC agenda.pdf
CBOC Materials 10_1_19.pdf

Meeting #1 - Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 8:30am
CBOC Meeting Agenda 6-10-2019.pdf
Attachment_1 - Measure Z CBOC Bylaws.pdf
Attachment_2 - Measure Z Bond Resolution.pdf