Bond Accountability Commission (BAC)
The independent, nonprofit, all-volunteer BAC was appointed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to monitor the construction and renovation program of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the expenditure of $335 million in Issue 14 bonds authorized by Cleveland voters in May 2001.
James G. Darr, Administrator
Bond Accountability Commission
c/o Cuyahoga Community College
2900 Community College Ave. MBA, Room 221
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 987-3309 Fax: (216) 987-4303
BAC to meet at Mound school on May 21
The Bond Accountability Commission will consider higher-than-expected projected costs for the Cleveland School of the Arts, one of the three Cleveland public high schools soon to be under construction, when the BAC holds its next public meeting, at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, May 21 in the cafeteria of Mound elementary school in Slavic Village.
In Addition, the BAC will present an update on its long-standing effort to get timely, accurate and comprehensive reports from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District on participation in the
construction workforce and contracting by minorities and women and on apprenticeship and internship opportunities for recent CMSD graduates.
As always, public comments and questions are welcome.
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday May 21
Where: 15935 Ackley Road, Cleveland 44105. The school is southwest of the intersection of Broadway with Union Avenue and Ackley.
Here is a link to a map of the Mound location.
James Darr, administrator
Bond Accountability Commission 2 Inc.
The voters of Cleveland authorized the creation of the Bond Accountability Commission (BAC) with the passage of Issue 14 in May 2001. The independent, community-based organization was formed to oversee the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s facilities Master Plan.
BAC Duties and Responsibilities
BAC Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Monitoring the implementation of and revisions to the School District’s Facilities Master Plan;
- Working in conjunction with the State of Ohio, the construction manager and owner’s representative to review the design, engineering, contract bidding procurement and construction of the School District’s construction projects, with this review including, but not limited to, a review of the manner in which contracts are awarded, and any other areas subsequently identified by the Board Chair;
- Holding quarterly public meetings, at times and places convenient to the public, to review the Facilities Master Plan and spending of new bond funds;
- Issue an “annual report” with respect to the facilities assessment, renovation and repair projects and the School District’s spending of bond proceeds to the Board and the community; and
- Communicate directly with the Board Chair, as necessary, concerning its work and its findings; and
- Work closely with the School District to ensure compliance with Board Resolution 2001-159(B), including bidding procedures, hiring goals for minorities, women and School District residents, and apprenticeship opportunities for School District students; and
- Work closely with the School District in monitoring compliance with Board Resolution 2005-493(B), regarding Board policy on contracting personnel.
As a commission created by the Board, the Bond Accountability Commission is a “public body” subject to the Ohio Open Meetings Law (also known as the Sunshine Law) as set forth in Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, and shall conduct its business in accordance with the provisions of the Sunshine Law, including, but not limited to, establishing a reasonable method of notifying the public of the time, place and purpose of its meetings, and preparing, filing and maintaining minutes of its meetings.
Alfonso Sanchez, Chair
Lillie Bell – Diane Downing – Robert Jackson – Sandra Morgan – Eric Paszt – Nancy Schuster – Peter van Dijk