Santa Barbara Unified School District is accepting applications from interested citizens to serve on the district’s independent oversight committee with respect to its general obligation bonds, approved by district voters in the Nov. 8, 2016 election, and known as Measure I and J.

The committee consists of seven members, who meet quarterly to review and report on expenditures of funds to ensure bond money is used only for voter-approved purposes.

The following are the five committee vacancies the board seeks to fill.

  • One member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the P.T.A. or a school site council.
  • One member active in a business organization representing the business community in the district.
  • One member active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  • One member active in a bonafide taxpayers association.
  • One member of the community-at-large.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may not be employees or officials of the district, nor a vendor, contractor, or consultant to the district.

Interested individuals can get an application from the Business Services Office, 720 Santa Barbara St., or download the application from the district’s website.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Business Services Office, or to Allison Fore, fiscal administrative assistant,