Superintendent Walker Delivers State of the District in New Video


Superintendent Terry Walker delivered the State of the Irvine Unified School District in a new video, which can be viewed by clicking here

State of the District topics include:

  • An overview of IUSD’s vision to prepare students for 21st century college and careers.
  • District funding realities, as one of the lowest funded school districts in California, and how IUSD is maximizing investments to best serve our students.
  • New State Standards and IUSD’s instructional strategies.
  • How the District is using technology to enhance and empower students and teachers.
  • IUSD’s facilities, which are designed to foster flexibility, innovation and collaboration.
  • Important District’s partnerships with parents, students and the community, which are critical components of IUSD’s success.

Thank you for taking the time to watch this important video and for your continued investments, engagement, partnership and support of IUSD.


Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee to Hold First Meeting October 24


The independent Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) will hold its first meeting on October hands24 at 6:30 p.m. at the IUSD District Office (5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine).  Items on the agenda include:

  • COC Bylaws
  • Establishment of Committee Chair
  • 2016-2017 COC Meeting Schedule
  • Measure E Implementation Plan Presentation

For the full agenda and more information about the COC, visit http://iusd.org/COC.html.

Measure E, a school facilities improvement measure, was passed by Irvine voters on June 7, 2016. In accordance with California state law, for measures passed with 55 percent of the vote, the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education appointed a Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) during the September 13, 2016 Board Meeting. The COC will monitor bond expenditures and ensure bond revenues are allocated in compliance with the voter approved measure. The focus of the committee is to provide transparency and maintain public confidence in the use of Measure E bond funds.

For more information about Measure E, visit iusd.org/MeasureE.

Related News and Information:
IUSD Board of Education Takes Action on Measure E – September 15, 2016
Reminder: Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee Applications Due Aug. 10 – July 26, 2016
IUSD Seeks Applicants for Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee – July 6, 2016
Irvine Voters Pass Measure E – June 8, 2016
Measure E – School Facilities Improvements – May 3, 2016
Board of Education Votes to Put School Facilities Improvement Measure on June Ballot – March 1, 2016
Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing March 1 on Facilities Measure – February 24, 2016
School Facilities Informational Mailer – February 2016
School Facilities Improvement Letter from Terry Walker – December 5, 2015
School Facilities Improvement Measure Informational Mailer – December 2015


IUSD Board of Education Takes Action on Measure E


ps-camposDuring the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, the Board voted on and unanimously passed two Measure E motions; the appointment of the Citizens Oversight Committee members and the issuance of the first bond series.  Measure E, a school facilities improvement measure, was passed by Irvine voters on June 7, 2016.

Citizens Oversight Committee
California state law, for measures passed with 55 percent of the vote, requires that a Citizens Oversight Committee be appointed by the Board of Education to monitor bond expenditures and ensure bond revenues are allocated in compliance with the voter approved measure.  The focus of the committee is to provide transparency and maintain public confidence in the use of Measure E bond funds.

Applicants must commit to a two-year term of service and reside or own property within the School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) boundaries.  Click here to view the SFID boundary map.  Membership is voluntary, without compensation, and members must be 18 years of age.  Employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, or IUSD officials are not eligible for appointment to the Committee.

The Education Code requires a minimum of seven (7) members representing the following categories:

  • One (1) member who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District within the boundaries of the SFID
  • One (1) member who is both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District within the boundaries of the SFID and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the PTA or school site council
  • One (1) member who is active in a business organization representing the business community residing in the District within the boundaries of the SFID
  • One (1) member who is active in a senior citizens organization residing in the District within the boundaries of the SFID
  • One (1) member who is active in a bona-fide taxpayers association residing in the District within the boundaries of the SFID
  • Two (2) members of the community at-large residing in the District within the boundaries of the SFID

After careful consideration and based on their respective qualifications and interview, staff recommended 11 candidates for appointment to the Measure E Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.  Below is a list of the Board appointed candidates along with the required category each member represents.

Name                                                                Required Category Fulfilled

Roza Mansouri                                               Parent/Guardian
Jeffrey Schmehr                                             Parent/Guardian
Todd Cope                                                       Parent active in Parent-Teacher Organization
Ryan Larson                                                    Parent active in Parent-Teacher Organization
Connie Stone                                                   Parent active in Parent-Teacher Organization
Kristi Smemoe                                                Parent active in Parent-Teacher Organization
Terri Elia                                                          Business Organization Representative
Betty Jo Woollett                                            Senior Citizen Organization Representative
Patti Ragland                                                   Bona-fide Taxpayers Association Representative
Kenric Stone                                                    Member of Community At-large
Adele Heuer                                                    Member of Community At-large

Issuance of the First Bond Series

During the August 23, 2016 Board Meeting, staff presented a draft Measure E Project Implementation plan, which identifies project planning to begin this fall. The motion voted on during the September 13, 2016 meeting authorizes the first issuance of bond funds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $95,000,000. Approval of this resolution enables IUSD staff to execute the financing documents required for the marketing, sale and issuance of this first bond series.

Measure E will provide a maximum available bond issuance of $319 million to provide modernizations to the District’s aging schools. This funding is currently planned to be issued in four series over 12 years.

Measure E funds will ensure all IUSD schools meet the same safety and academic standards as new schools and that all students have equal access to 21st-century educational facilities.  IUSD will continue to regularly communicate important milestones and updates through our school communities and on our website iusd.org.  For more information about Measure E and the Citizens Oversight Committee, please visit iusd.org/MeasureE

Related News and Information:
Reminder: Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee Applications Due Aug. 10 – July 26, 2016
IUSD Seeks Applicants for Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee – July 6, 2016
Irvine Voters Pass Measure E – June 8, 2016
Measure E – School Facilities Improvements – May 3, 2016
Board of Education Votes to Put School Facilities Improvement Measure on June Ballot – March 1, 2016
Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing March 1 on Facilities Measure – February 24, 2016
School Facilities Informational Mailer – February 2016
School Facilities Improvement Letter from Terry Walker – December 5, 2015
School Facilities Improvement Measure Informational Mailer – December 2015


Reminder: Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee Applications Due Aug. 10


The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) is seeking 10 qualified volunteers to serve on the independent Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee.  Measure E, which was passed by voters in June 2016, is a $319 million school facilities improvement measure.

California state law requires that a Citizens Oversight Committee be appointed by the Board of Education to monitor bond expenditures and ensure bond revenues are allocated in compliance with the voter approved measure.  The committee provides transparency and maintains public confidence in the use of Measure E bond funds.

Applicants must commit to a two-year term of service and reside or own property within the School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) boundaries.  Click here to view the SFID boundary map.  Membership is voluntary, without compensation, and members must be 18 years of age.  Employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, or IUSD officials are not eligible for appointment to the Committee.

The Committee will meet quarterly, with all meetings conducted in the evenings, after work hours, and open to the public. Dates and times to be determined.

Applications will be accepted from July 6 through August 10 and are available online at iusd.org/MeasureE  or at the front desk of the Irvine Unified School District Office, located at 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604.  Completed applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on August 10.  Committee appointments are expected to be approved by IUSD’s Board of Education at the August 23, 2016 Board Meeting.

Applications may be returned by:

  • Email at MeasureE@iusd.org (Subject Line: Citizens Oversight Committee Application)
  • Fax to 949-936-5259 (Att: Citizens Oversight Committee)
  • Mail or hand-delivered to the District Office at 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604 (Att: Citizens Oversight Committee)

For additional information or questions, please email MeasureE@iusd.org, call 949-936-5251 or visit iusd.org/MeasureE.


IUSD Seeks Applicants for Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee


The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) is seeking 10 qualified volunteers to serve on the independent Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee.  Measure E, which was passed by voters in June 2016, is a $319 million school facilities improvement measure.

California state law requires that a Citizens Oversight Committee be appointed by the Board of Education to monitor bond expenditures and ensure bond revenues are allocated in compliance with the voter approved measure.  The committee provides transparency and maintains public confidence in the use of Measure E bond funds.

Applicants must commit to a two-year term of service and reside or own property within the School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) boundaries.  Click here to view the SFID boundary map.  Membership is voluntary, without compensation, and members must be 18 years of age.  Employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, or IUSD officials are not eligible for appointment to the Committee.

The Committee will meet quarterly, with all meetings conducted in the evenings, after work hours, and open to the public. Dates and times to be determined.

Applications will be accepted from July 6 through August 10 and are available online at iusd.org/MeasureE  or at the front desk of the Irvine Unified School District Office, located at 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604.  Completed applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on August 10.  Committee appointments are expected to be approved by IUSD’s Board of Education at the August 23, 2016 Board Meeting.

Applications may be returned by:

  • Email at MeasureE@iusd.org (Subject Line: Citizens Oversight Committee Application)
  • Fax to 949-936-5259 (Att: Citizens Oversight Committee)
  • Mail or hand-delivered to the District Office at 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604 (Att: Citizens Oversight Committee)

For additional information or questions, please email MeasureE@iusd.org, call 949-936-5251 or visit iusd.org/MeasureE.