2020-2021 Annual Report

San Mateo County Community College District

Measure H
2020-2021 Annual Report

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

Letter from Committee Chair

To: The Board of Trustees and Citizens of the San Mateo County Community College District

In November 2014, San Mateo County voters approved Measure H, a $388 million bond measure that will allow the district to complete the modernization, construction and reconstruction projects as envisioned in the 2015 Facilities Master Plan Amendment.

As required by law, the Board of Trustees established a Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) composed of community members with experience in finance, accounting, education, construction, sustainability, and local government. The BOC is actively working on behalf of the voters to ensure transparency and accountability with respect to how bond proceeds are expended.

The principal duties of the committee include:

  • Informing the public about the expenditure of Measure H bond proceeds
  • Ensuring that the district spends bond money only for the purposes set forth in the ballot language
  • Producing an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities, including a compliance statement

The Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the bond program
  • Prioritizing projects,
  • Monitoring progress and spending on individual projects
  • Overseeing the annual performance and financial audits

During the period that this annual report covers (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021), the district continued to be faced with unique challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The district was able to take the appropriate steps to safely continue the planning and construction activities of the Measure H bond program. As such, the BOC transitioned its meetings to Zoom and continued its work as well.

During this period, Cañada College construction activities completed construction on the highly anticipated Kinesiology and Wellness Building, a new 82,825 sq. ft. facility that includes two swimming pools, student locker facilities, fitness areas, exercise rooms, classrooms, basketball courts with retractable seating, running track, and offices.

On the College of San Mateo campus, the Theatre Modernization project completed by the end of 2020. The College of San Mateo (CSM) Building 19 Facelift project initiated during this period, which will include improvements to the classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices to accommodate the academic needs of the architecture, engineering, and business technology programs. This project is anticipated to complete in early 2023.

At Skyline College, the Workforce & Economic Development Prosperity Center project is underway, and is expected to complete in early 2023. This project will provide a readily accessible, integrated Student Services Center, including thirteen student services departments, five classrooms, and a nursing room. Construction is anticipated by Summer 2022.

The committee had four meetings during this period, and continues to meet quarterly to review Measure H expenditures. At these meetings, district and program management staff provided the committee with written and oral reports and presentations on bond program activities, as well as the financial and performance audit reports.

Based on its review, the committee has concluded that the district is in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution. A full disclosure of the performance and financial audits can be viewed here.

The committee wishes to thank the community for their continued support of our students.

Respectfully submitted,

Rosanne Foust
Bond Oversight Committee Chair

Committee Members

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The following members were active during the past fiscal year:

  • Anne CampbellSenior citizens’ representative
  • Bill CollinsTaxpayers’ association representative
  • Michael DuncheonCommunity member
  • Rocsana EnriquezCommunity member
  • Rosanne Foust, Vice ChairBusiness community representative
  • Shelley KesslerCommunity member
  • Anna MahoneyStudent representative
  • James Ruigomez, ChairCommunity member
  • William RundbergSupport organization representative
  • Maxine TernerCommunity member

Committee Meetings

The committee meets on a quarterly basis, with meetings open to the public. For more information please visit the Measure H website.

Committee Info

Measure H Bond Expenditures

Inception through June 30, 2021
Expenditures vs Remaining Balance

Bond Overview, as of June 30, 2021

Bond Authorization$388,000,000
Interest Earned$12,545,374
Total Bond Funds:$400,545,374
Total Bond Expenditures$321,417,273
Total Bond Funds Remaining:$79,128,101
Rounding factors may apply
Expenditures by Location

Expenditures by Location, as of June 30, 2021

LocationExpenditures
Cañada College
$193,979,323
College of San Mateo
$23,169,460
Skyline College
$81,020,295
District-wide
$23,248,196
Total Bond Expenditures:$321,417,273
Rounding factors may apply
Annual Performance and Financial Audit
California Proposition 39 requires annual performance and financial audits. The performance and financial audits for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, were performed by an independent certified public accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and governmental auditing standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. The result of the performance audits for Measure H is that the district spent the general obligation bond proceeds in accordance with the requirements of Proposition 39. The District received an unmodified opinion in the financial statement audit of Measure H general obligation bond activity for the year ended June 30, 2021. View the complete audit reports

Measure H Bond Project List

Inception through June 30, 2021
Project Name Budget Expenditures
Cañada College
CAN B1N Kinesiology and Wellness $117,652,851 $114,617,536
CAN B13 Multiple Program Instructional Center $16,795,000 $1,249,433
CAN B23N Math/Science/Tech $61,729,919 $61,725,418
CAN Emergency Building Repairs $448,095 $448,095
CAN Technology and Equipment $1,200,000 $1,200,000
CAN Access Compl. Corrective Items $716,836 $716,836
CAN Central Plant Upgrade $4,099,792 $4,099,792
CAN B9 Ext Envelope Leak Repairs $5,476,882 $5,476,882
CAN B22 Swing Space $5,600,000 $3,916,590
CAN B16/18 Secondary Effects $3,000,000 $240,390
CAN Small Projects $400,000 $215,164
CAN B9 Reconfiguration $1,500,000 $73,187
Total Cañada College $218,619,375 $193,979,323
College of San Mateo
CSM B3 Theater AV/Lighting/Seats Upgrade $5,250,184 $5,167,301
CSM B17 Student Life/Learning Comm $7,251,634 $7,251,634
CSM B19 Center for Emerging Tech. $294,824 $294,824
CSM Emergency Building Repairs $1,180,435 $1,180,435
CSM Technology and Equipment $542,310 $542,310
CSM Edison Lot $6,700,000 $5,891,007
CSM Water Supply Tank Replacement $1,179,244 $260,860
CSM Asphalt Repairs Project $341,027 $341,027
CSM Corp Yard $18,900 $18,900
CSM Instructional Pool Re-plaster $219,786 $219,786
CSM Water Metering $0 $0
CSM B19 Floor Abatement Project $0 $0
CSM B19 Facelift $7,000,000 $957,192
CSM Small Projects $1,257,690 $1,044,185
Total College of San Mateo $31,236,033 $23,169,460
Skyline College
SKY B1 Social Science/Creative Arts $9,156,234 $9,156,234
SKY B12N Environmental Science $40,260,311 $40,260,311
SKY B2 Workforce/Economic Develop $18,882,050 $1,793,089
SKY Lot L Expansion $5,896,062 $5,896,062
SKY B19 Pac Hgts/No. Campus Improvements $3,150,749 $3,150,749
SKY B14 Loma Chica/CDC Renovations $3,142,040 $3,142,040
SKY Emergency Building Repairs $1,042,183 $1,042,183
SKY Technology and Equipment $1,000,000 $1,000,000
SKY Accessible Route $1,408,702 $1,408,702
SKY B5 CTTL Modification $399,975 $399,975
SKY B7 STEM Center $1,453,694 $1,453,694
SKY Promise Schlr WKFC Career Relo $447,237 $447,237
SKY B3 South Wall Waterproofing $172,698 $172,698
SKY B3A-E Portable Replacement $3,274,816 $3,274,816
SKY B1 Social Science/Creative Arts Remodel $0 $0
SKY B19 Swing Space $5,036,622 $4,472,783
SKY B1 Facelift $14,500,000 $3,029,374
SKY Small Projects $866,377 $865,721
SKY B3 Gym Floor $450,000 $54,628
Total Skyline College $110,539,748 $81,020,295
District-wide
DW CIP3 MASTER $7,274,327 $0
DW Project Requirements/Compliance $15,411,670 $7,098,514
DW Network Core Switch Upgrade $195,201 $195,201
DW UPS Device (MDF/IDF) Replacement $503,254 $344,309
DW Symetra UPS Device (MPOE) Replace $243,745 $243,745
DW Network Firewall Switch Replacmt $921,222 $646,793
DW Telephone System Replacement $1,109,831 $1,063,565
DW Wireless Access Point (WAP) Repl $540,825 $527,485
DW Network Switch Upgrade (10 GB) $2,085,020 $2,074,922
DW Server Replacement $1,899,970 $1,590,782
DW Fire Alarm Panels Upgrade $3,457,808 $3,457,808
DW Classroom Security Hardware $1,876,163 $1,876,163
DW EV Charging Stations Expansion $373,613 $373,613
DW Signage Upgrades $160,719 $160,719
DW EAS Speaker Coverage Expansion $458,164 $458,164
DW Video Server Upgrade $301,599 $301,599
DW Video Camera Replacement $715,000 $368,570
DW Classroom Projection Screen Repl $113,323 $26,380
DW Batting Cage Upgrade $36,174 $36,174
DW Technology Replacement $2,066,500 $1,997,601
DW Interior LED Lighting Retrofit $155,579 $155,579
DW Solar and Energy Storage $192,565 $192,565
DW Emergency Generators Project $57,947 $57,947
District Totals: $40,150,218 $23,248,196
Budget Expenditures
Measure H Totals: $400,545,374 $321,417,273

Measure H

About Measure H

Measure H projects will prepare College of San Mateo, Canada College and Skyline College students for universities and high-demand jobs by:

  • Modernizing math and science classrooms and labs
  • Upgrading computer, biotechnology and job training facilities
  • Upgrading access for disabled students
  • Ensuring classrooms meet earthquake, fire and safety requirements
  • Replacing aging infrastructure with energy efficient systems

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I read the full ballot language?

Read the full ballot language here

What are the principal duties of the committee?

The principal duties of the committee include:

  • Informing the public about the expenditure of Measure H bond proceeds
  • Ensuring that the district spends bond money only for the purposes set forth in the ballot language
  • Producing an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities, including a compliance statement

The Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the bond program
  • Prioritizing projects,
  • Monitoring progress and spending on individual projects
  • Overseeing the annual performance and financial audits

Can bond funds be used to pay for salaries?

Bond fund proceeds may not be used for teacher, instructional staff or aide salaries. However, bond funds may be used to pay the salaries of district employees working on bond projects. The Attorney General issued Opinion No. 04-110 in regards to the topic of using bond funds to pay the salaries of district employees working on bond projects. The full opinion document can be found here.

Who appoints members to the committee?

The publicly elected Board of Trustees of San Mateo County Community College District appoints members to the Committee. While the Board selects members, the committee is independent and is required by law to act in the best interests of the public and to issue annual reports to the Board and the community.

Members of the public who are interested in volunteering can apply to be on the committee here.