Taxpayers Association Study Says More Oversight on School Construction Bonds Needed

A new study by the San Diego Taxpayers Education Foundation evaluates district transparency in more than 20 criteria, such as meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, financial and performance audits, project descriptions and progress, and contact information. The study found that fewer independent oversight committees than last year at school districts in SD County are maintaining high transparency standards in their construction bond programs. The result comes one year after a marked improvement was noted by the foundation, which evaluates the availability of bond information for the public.

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