On Nov. 6, 2012, voters in Riverside County passed Measure X, also known as the Coachella Valley Unified School District Mobile Learning Initiative. Measure X allowed for the sale of bonds to raise a proposed $20.5 million (in the first phase) to fund deployment of 20,000 iPads to every CVUSD student and teacher, along with the technology infrastructure to enable students to connect and learn all day, every day. The district has unused bonds that will be sold to sustain the program over the coming years. Measure X was developed by CVUSD as a mobile learning initiative, which recognizes that to be successful, students must acquire a set of technology-focused skills to prepare them for college, career, and citizenship.
|Official Committee Title:||Committee Members:|
|Business Organization||Castulo Estrada|
|Senior Citizen’s Organization||John Connelly|
Bona-fide Taxpayers Association
|Parent or Guardian of a CVUSD student||Gerardo Maldonado|
|Active Parent Teacher Organization Parent||Denise Amezcua|
|Community Member||Steven Salado|
|Community Member||Rene Tinajero|
Committee Member Requirements
The Board of Trustees of the Coachella Valley Unified School District is filling vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to monitor bond expenditures allowable under the bond. Committee members must be at least 18 years of age and may not be an employee, official, vendor, contractor, or consultant of the District. All Committee members serve in an uncompensated capacity for a term of two years, and not exceeding three consecutive terms.
Education Code section 15282 requires that the Committee have at least one member representing each of five categories.
A Parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the Coachella Valley Unified School District
A business organization representing the business community located within the Coachella Valley Unified School District
Active member of senior citizen’s organization
Active member in a parent-teacher organization and a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the Coachella Valley Unified School District
A Bona fide taxpayer’s organization