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Ripon Unified appoints bond oversight group
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Members of the Measure G bond oversight committee were introduced to the public at last Mondays Ripon Unified school board meeting. They were joined by district officials and the school board. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

Seven community members have  stepped up to serve on the Measure G Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

Under Proposition 39, such a group had to be established in order to inform the public about the district’s expenditures of school bond proceeds following the passage of the $25 million bond measure.

The bonds will help replace the aging portables at Weston and Colony Oak schools with permanent classrooms, and pay off the Clinton South parcel used as the Ripon High school farm and the possible site for a future high school campus.

At last Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Louise Johnson indicated the each member on the oversight committee represented a segment of the district’s demographics.

Dick Durham, for starters, is the representative for senior citizens.

Marge Imfeld is the face for the business community.

Stephanie Hobbs, who is president of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation, will double up as a representative of taxpayers’ organization.

Chad Huskey and Roger Valdez are both active members and will be the two Parents-Faculty Club representatives sitting on the committee.

James D. Moore and Gary Sively are the two community member at-large representatives.

“We received some excellent applications,” said Johnson.

The bond oversight committee was limited to seven members residing within the district. Members must be over age 18 and prohibited from being an employee, contractor or a vendor of the district.