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Measure J

Known as the “School Safety and Classroom Improvement Measure” - Measure J is a $150 million GO bond approved by over 70% of voters in November 2018. These funds are being used to improve student and campus safety and security measures; replace outdated electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems; and upgrade career tech and science, engineering, and technology classrooms and labs.

Supporting 21st-Century Instruction

Providing a 21st-century education requires up-to-date classrooms. This means additional technology upgrades so as students enter college or careers, they are proficient with technology programs. It means creating science and computer labs, and learning environments for our career technical education programs so they mirror the real workplace. And it means updated and more sophisticated safety measures.

Safety Upgrades and Repairs

Safe classrooms, campuses, and other school facilities are essential to a quality education. Needed improvements include upgrades to our emergency communications systems, and adding more security cameras, fire alarms, and lighting, especially near our fields. There are also important repairs and upgrades to be made at our schools to improve safety from an operations perspective, with updated plumbing and fixtures, and electrical wiring.


The Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s (MDUSD) Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) is an advisory body to the District on matters related to the Measure J construction bond program implementation as required by California’s Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bond Act of 2000, which mandates that citizen advisory panels be established to assure accountability for the use of public funds.

The Committee’s three key roles and responsibilities are to:

  • Inform the public on the District’s expenditures of bond proceeds.
  • Review expenditures to assure that proceeds are being spent for projects approved and outlined within the proposition(s).
  • Produce and present an annual report to summarize the Committee’s proceedings and activities within the prior year.

Members are appointed to the CBOC by the Board of Education for the District, and must fulfill designations specified by Proposition 39:

  • One member shall be active in a business organization representing the business community located within the school district.
  • One member shall be active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  • One member shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.
  • One member shall be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district.
  • One member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the Parent Teacher Association/Organization or school site council.
  • Two members shall be community at-large.

Membership involves the following:

  • A two-year term. Members in good standing are eligible for a second or third two-year term.
  • Attendance at four meetings per year.
  • Compliance with the CBOC bylaws, including adherence to a code of ethics and procedures for disclosing conflicts of interest.

To contact a member of the Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, please email To be considered as a candidate for membership, complete this application as directed.


# Name Community Board Appointed
1 Gina Haynes, Chair At Large Community Member May 13, 2019
2 John Ferrante, Vice Chair At Large Community Member May 13, 2019
3 Marc Willis At Large Community Member June 24, 2019
4 Jay Bedecarre Business Organization May 13, 2019
5 Justin Pickering Parent/Guardian and Active in PTO December 14, 2022
6 Jack Weir Taxpayers' Association June 24, 2019
7 Jim Walsh Senior Citizens' Organization June 10, 2019
8 Denise Huffman Cruz Parent/Guardian of Student Enrolled December 14, 2022