- School Improvement and Repair Bond (Measure B)
- School Improvement and Repair Bond Program
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Final Community Report
- Citizens' Oversight Committee (COC) Members
- COC Meetings and Public Meeting Notices
A goal of the Board of Education is to provide an optimal learning environment for all of its students. Accomplishment of this goal includes improving student safety and upgrading District school facilities in order to meet current and future needs. District and site staff has worked collaboratively with the District’s architect and have authored the District’s Facilities Master Plan. In total, it is estimated that the District requires $180,000,000 in local bond funds to meet its current and future facilities needs. Because Measure B was approved by voters on March 2, 2004, our local schools will now qualify for $102 million in state matching funds.
- Measure B Meets Taxpayer Association Criteria
- County Treasurer Tax Collector Gives Measure B an "A" Grade
Given the uncertain nature of the State’s economy and its inability to provide the District with the funds necessary to construct, improve and equip our schools; the Board of Education, based on independent polling research, found it feasible to pursue a local general obligation bond to meet these needs. The average tax levy incurred by the community to secure the bonds of this election will be $37.14 per $100,000 (per year) of assessed taxable property (not market value) located within the District.
Approved Board Resolutions: All proceeds from the sale of the bonds will stay within the community and be used only for District school facilities. No money will be spent on administrators’ or other employee’s salaries. In order to ensure that the proceeds are used as intended, a Citizens’ Oversight Committee has been appointed by the Board of Education. This committee will monitor all funds and prepare independent financial and performance audits annually.
- Resolution Authorizing a School Improvement & Repair Bond Measure
- Resolution Supporting a Citizens’ Oversight Committee
- Resolution Establishing Guidelines for Maintenance & Facilities
Complete Project List coming soon
In March 2004 voters in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District passed Measure B, a $180 million School Improvement and Repair Bond.
The Facilities and Planning Department has the prime responsibility in carrying out the modernization, new construction and enhancements at every one of the 36 school sites in the District.
The District has spent $163,367,861 out of Measure B to date. There is approximately $16 million left in Measure B that is fully committed for other projects.
For department related questions, please call Keri at (949) 580-3374 or email Keri Follmer.
DONALD R. FROELICH - Chairman
Donald R. Froelich has significant hands-on experience in the implementation of large public works construction projects. Mr. Froelich was employed by the Metropolitan Water District for 24 years as a supervising engineer in planning for water supplies and water facilities for southern California and later served as a Utility Manager for the City of Glendale for 14 years before recently entering into semi-retirement. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Castaic Lake Water Agency for more than 10 years. In these capacities, Mr. Froelich worked on numerous public works projects, helping ensure that the projects were completed on time and on budget. A registered civil engineer and member of the California Bar, he earned bachelor and master's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and a law degree from Blackstone College. In addition to his engineering background, Mr. Froelich is a part-time instructor at Santiago Canyon College in Orange and a former instructor at College of the Canyons. He resides in Laguna Hills.
ERNESTINE JONES - Member
Ernestine Jones brings a solid mix of public and private sector experience to the Bond Measure Citizens Oversight Committee. As a Finance Director for a municipality, Ms. Jones regularly deals with issues concerning municipal finance and accountability. She is a CA Certified Municipal Treasurer and holds a Business degree from Auburn University and Master’s Degrees in Business and Management from Webster University. She is an active member of the CA Municipal Treasurers Association and CA Society of Municipal Treasurers Association board member. The parent of a Trabuco Hills High School graduate, Ms. Jones has been active in District activities for many years. She was a member and previously served as the Auditor for the Trabuco Hills High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and served as the Education Council representative at Los Alisos Intermediate School. Ms. Jones is a former member of the Del Lago Elementary School PTA and a representative on the school's Site Council.
STUART LUCE - Member
Stuart Luce and his wife have lived in Laguna Hills since 1980 and their two daughters attended several Saddleback Valley Unified School District schools: Valencia Elementary, Los Alisos Intermediary and Laguna Hills High School (LHHS) from which they both graduated. Both daughters have also lived in Laguna Hills, off an on, with their respective families. The oldest granddaughter was a cheerleader for the (undefeated) 2009 LHHS football team before graduating that spring, and two grandsons attended Valencia Elementary before their family moved to Ohio. Mr. Luce retired after 33 years with the McDonald Douglas Aircraft Company where he held System Engineering and Program Management positions. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State College in 1961 and furthered his education with graduate level engineering and business management courses at UCLA.
Walter Fawcett - Member
Walter Fawcett is the founder and president of Fawcett Technology Advisors, a consulting firm that helps businesses manage growth with Client Relationship Management software. Walter has over 25 years of experience in a broad range of business technology disciplines including consulting, application development and infrastructure design. He has worked for a range of companies including IBM, Oracle, Wal-Mart, Affinity Development Group, Boeing and USF&G Insurance.
Walter lives in south Orange County with his wife and three daughters (MVHS 2012, MVHS 2015 and MVHS 2019). Walter’s wife, Joy Fawcett, played 18 years with the US National Soccer team which included 2 Olympic Gold Medals and 2 World Cup Championships. Walter has served on Board of Directors for South Slammers FC, Saddleback United Soccer Club and the Orange County Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Matthew A. Kasa - Member
As a Financial Advisor, Matthew is passionate about helping Saddleback Valley families and small businesses realize their financial goals. Matthew’s wife and three children live in Lake Forest and all three children will eventually attend school at Saddleback Valley School District. Matthew has more than 12 years of professional experience. After an honorable discharge for the U.S. Marine Corps, Matthew graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration concentrating in Financial Planning.
Mark Tettemer - Member
Mr. Tettemer has many years of experience in the public sector, both as staff as well as an elected official, where he has worked on planning, policy, legislation, and regulatory matters. For the past eleven years, Mr. Tettemer has worked for a regional water agency where he works on water resource issues. Mr. Tettemer served on the City of Lake Forest Planning Commission from 2002 – 2004, was on City Council from 2005 – 2012, and was the Mayor of the City of Lake Forest in 2008 & 2009. He also was a Board Member on the Orange County Fire Authority from 2006 – 2012 and served as the Chairman of the Board from December 2010 – August 2012. Mr. Tettemer has been active with SVUSD for many years. He was a member of PTA for many years while his kids attended La Madera Elementary School. More recently, Mr. Tettemer has been a volunteer at El Toro High School’s Grad Night and is currently the President of the El Toro High School Boys’ Volleyball Booster Group. Mr. Tettemer is married to his wife of 25 years, Brenda, and has two kids, daughter Kylie (ETHS Class of 2012) who is studying Business at California State University, Fullerton and son Garrett (ETHS Class of 2016) who is a junior at El Toro High School. Mr. Tettemer has a Business Degree and is currently pursuing his Master of Public Administration.
Laura Mahfood - Member
Biography information to be posted soon.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
SADDLEBACK VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
MEASURE B CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
WHAT: Measure B Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC)
WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017, 8:30 AM
WHERE: District Education Center
25631 Peter A. Hartman Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
MUST CHECK-IN AT FRONT OFFICE
WHY: The Citizens’ Oversight Committee is a requirement of the “Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Safety and Repair Measure.” This is known as Measure B.
The COC consists of 7-10 members that are appointed by the SVUSD School Board and serve a two-year, renewal term without compensation. The COC meets regularly every quarter.
For questions regarding the COC meeetings, please contact the Facilities Department at (949) 580-3374.