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Costa Mesa

Our Times: Orange County Communities

March 30, 2000|Danette Goulet, (949) 574-4221

Months before voters have even decided on a school bond measure, the school board formed a committee Tuesday night to oversee spending of the $110-million bond.

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education established the purpose, criteria, composition and operations of a two-tiered oversight system. There will be a districtwide citizens oversight committee, with 29 members, plus committees of seven to 11 members at each school.

If voters approve the bond measure in June, the committees would keep an eye on the funds, to be sure money is spent according to the district's plan, which was released in January. The money would be used to repair aging schools.

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