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Volunteers sought for bond commission

CMSD is seeking volunteers who want to serve on a commission that monitors spending for District construction and remodeling projects.

The District created the independent Bond Accountability Commission in 2001, keeping a promise to voters who passed a bond issue for construction and renovation. Voters extended work by approving a bond issue for construction and remodeling last November.

The commission, which meets quarterly, monitors and oversees execution of the District’s master facilities plan and reviews building design, engineering, bidding and construction.

The BAC also ensures compliance with Board of Education policies on bidding procedures, hiring goals for minorities, women and District residents and apprenticeship opportunities for students.

The Board of Education chair, in consultation with the mayor, appoints up to 15 members. Members receive no pay.

The chair will consider individuals who have experience in construction, architecture, finance, real estate, management, law, education, community organizing, civic engagement or other related fields, who possess a desire for public service and who do not have a business relationship with the District.

Members do not have to live in the District, but residents, parents or caregivers of District students and CMSD graduates are especially encouraged to apply.
To learn more about the BAC or express interest in serving on the commission, contact Kevin Burtzlaff, CMSD board liaison, by phone at 216-838-0032 or email at