Compton Comm College District Accepting Apps for Citizens’ Oversight Committee

imageThe Compton Community College District (CCCD) is currently accepting applications for consideration from those who are interested in serving on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Applications will be available beginning October 19, 2011, and must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on November 18, 2011. Interested applicants may obtain an application at or by calling 310-900-1600, Ext. 2000. Upon selection, Bond Oversight Committee members serve a term of two years and do not receive any compensation or benefits for their service. The Bond Oversight Committee will meet on a quarterly basis beginning in January 2012.

There will be an information session for potential applicants on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the CCCD Boardroom.

As outlined in Education Code Section 15278, the role of the District Citizen’s Oversight Committee is to inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of revenues received from the sale of bonds authorized by the voters. The Bond Oversight Committee will provide oversight to ensure that:

·      Bond revenues are expended only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of district facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of district facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for district facilities.

·      No bond revenues are expended for any teacher or administrative salaries or other district operating expenses other than the salaries for district employees who provide administrative oversight for the bond program or individual bond projects.

Qualifications for Membership

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee consists of at least seven members, including at least one representative from each of the following categories:

1.  A member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the district;

2.  A member who is a resident of the district and active in a senior citizen’s organization;

3.  A member who is a resident of the district and active in a bona fide taxpayer’s organization;

4.  A member enrolled as a student at the El Camino College Compton Educational Center and active in a campus group; and

5.  A member active in an organization supporting the District such as the foundation.

To qualify for appointment, a member must meet the criteria listed in one of the above categories. A member cannot be an employee, official, contractor, consultant, or vendor of the Compton Community College District. Elected officials are also disqualified from service on the committee.

Applications should be submitted to Keith Curry, Interim CEO of the Compton Community College District, at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221, by November 18, 2011, at 4:30 pm. For more information, call 310-900-1600, Ext. 2000.

About the Compton Community College District

Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. The District is located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA, 90221.

Compton Community College District Special Trustee appoints Independent Audit Review Committee

News release from El Camino College Compton Center

Following on the heels of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) State of the District address, Dr. Genethia Hudley-Hayes has established an Independent Audit Review Committee for the CCCD. The inaugural meeting of the Audit Committee will take place on April 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge at the CCCD.

“The 2009 external audit for the District included twenty-two material findings; and last year there were twenty material findings,” stated Hudley-Hayes. “The District’s role in preparing for future accreditation includes appropriate fiscal practices and policies. This committee along with the consulting firm of Vasquez and Company will assist us in getting our financial house in order.”

The Audit Review Committee is responsible for reviewing the activities and effectiveness of independent auditors, as well as for the review of policies and procedures which substantially impact the finances and operations of the CCCD. The Audit Committee is convened by the Special Trustee; and must report its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the Special Trustee.

Vasquez and Company will address four areas for the District which include: identifying issues in the fiscal area and developing a work plan and timeline to address these concerns; providing staff training in appropriate practices and policies; recommending appropriate technology enhancements; and providing best practices especially relative to economies and efficiencies for the financial area of the District.

Members of the Independent Audit Review Committee:
Dr. Joseph Zeronian, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California
Cheryl Branch, Executive Director, Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches (LAM)
Charles Davis, President, CCCD Board of Trustees
Clifford Graves, Interim City Manager, City of Carson
JoAnn Higdon, El Camino College Vice President, Administrative Services
Willie Norfleet, City Manager, City of Compton
Richard Powers, Executive Director, Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG)
Robert Torrez, Assistant City Manager, City of Lynwood
Danny Villanueva, Chief Business Officer, CCCD

Committee members serve as volunteers and receive no remuneration for their services.

About the Compton Community College District
The Compton Community College District serves the communities of Carson, Compton, Enterprise, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook. The District is governed by a state-appointed Special Trustee, who works with the five-member elected Board of Trustees. Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. The District is located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA, 90221.