Children and Youth

Hollister School District seeks bond measure oversight committee members

Hollister School District seeking applications to fill seats on Measure M Committee

On Nov. 4, 2014 the voters of the Hollister School District passed Measure M, a $28.5 million facilities bond. On Jan. 27, 2015, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution that established an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to oversee Measure M bond proceeds, expenditures and audit reports. 

Bond measures require an independent oversight committee and annual audits to ensure money is used only for voter approved school improvements and repairs. The purpose of the Measure M Citizens’ Oversight Committee is to:

•      Review and report on the expenditure of voter-approved bond money

•      Receive and review copies of annual performance and financial audits

•      Present an annual written report to the Governing Board

Education Code Section 15278 requires that the Measure M Citizens’ Oversight Committee inform the public concerning the expenditure of revenues received from bond sales pursuant to the measure. The seven-member Oversight Committee is comprised of individuals from local businesses, senior citizen organizations, organizations involved with schools, a bona fide taxpayers’ organization, as well as involved parents of children enrolled in the Hollister School District.

Committee Openings

The Citizens’ Oversight Committee is seeking applicants to fill all seats on the newly-established committee. Interested individuals must be one of the following:

  • A person active in a business organization representing the business community located within the district.
  • A person active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  • A person who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district.
  • A person who is both, a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and an active member in a parent-teacher organization.
  • A person active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.

In addition to membership on the committee being comprised of individuals from the groups identified above, two members at-large will also be included.

If you are interested in serving on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee, contact the Hollister School District to submit your application to the Hollister School District Office, Attn: Facilities Department, 2690 Cienega Road, Hollister, 95023. You may call (831) 630-6371 for further information. 


Lori King-Kocsis has over 20 years experience in corporate, not-for-profit and technology start ups. With a strong background in member and program development, fund raising and marketing in NY Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development organization and non-profit organization in Washington DC. She has led and been involved in program launches, has developed and grown nationally recognized Leadership and business programs including, Capital Leadership (Albany-Colonie, NY), CEOConnex and TechConnex. A transplant from upstate NY, Lori was attracted to San Benito County for its natural beauty and friendly community.