Bond Accountability Committee
The Citizens Bond Accountability Committee (BAC)
is a mix of individuals with a reputation for fairness and transparency and experience in building design, construction, public contracting, budgeting, and/or auditing. Read the Citizens Bond Accountability Committee charter.
The date for the next BAC meeting will be announced shortly.
The seven-member committee meets quarterly to review bond funded projects and offer advice to the School Board
View the BAC Reports to the School Board & their meeting minutes.
- Whether bond revenues are expended only for the purpose for which the bond was approved
- Alignment with the goals and principles of the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan
- Alignment with the goals of the Business Equity Policy
- Lowering maintenance and construction costs while improving operating efficiency
- Historic preservation and school renovation
- Potential capital partnerships for joint and shared use of PPS facilities
- Implementation of appropriate ways to address seismic issues
- Compliance with ADA requirements
- Kevin Spellman, Committee Chair, retired construction contractor and management
- Cheryl Twete, Community Development Director, City of Beaverton
- Tenzin Kalsang Gonta, Senior Management Auditor, Audit Services Division, City of Portland
- Tom Peterson, Retired Director of Engineering, Port of Portland
- Karen Weylandt, Retired Planning and Design Officer, Providence Health and Services
- Richard Steinbrugge, P.E. (California); retired Chief Facilities Officer, Beaverton School District
Bond Performance Audits
Also built into the PPS School Building Improvement Bond are annual, independent financial and performance audits that are presented to the Bond Accountability Committee and school board.The first of four annual performance audits of the Bond program was presented to the school board in June of 2014. The 2014 -2017 audits were undertaken by the firm Hirsh and Associates and encompasses the Bond work from the beginning of the program in November of 2012 through June of 2017. In October 2018, PPS hired Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting to conduct performance audits of the 2012 and 2017 Bond projects. As requested by the PPS Board, their first audit scope focused solely on the development of cost estimates supporting the $790 million bond budget figure.