How can we be assured that Measure RR money will be spent properly?
Taxpayer protections are REQUIRED. All Measure RR funds stay local - they cannot be taken away by the State or used for other purposes. ONLY facilities, technology, equipment and furniture upgrades are allowed. Funds are legally restricted from being used for teacher and administrator salaries and school operating expenses. Measure RR is subject to strict independent oversight and accountability. LAUSD’s oversight measures have been in place for 20 years and have safeguarded against improper spending. In fact, Measure RR includes oversight commitments well beyond what is required by law. This Committee is responsible for monitoring bond finances to ensure the public that the money is being spent properly and in accordance with the voter-approved Measure RR Project List. RR also requires annual independent audits and annual public reporting on use of bond proceeds.
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