On November 6, 2012, the Ventura Unified School District received approval from City of Ventura voters to implement an annual $59 per parcel tax levy to support educational programs for a period of four years. On November 8, 2016, voters extended the parcel tax another four years. The District established a Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (PTOC) since inception of the parcel tax pursuant to its desire to assure the community that parcel tax dollars are expended in a manner consistent with the ballot language.
The PTOC is charged with providing oversight and accountability on the expenditures funded by the parcel tax to ensure that the said funds are spent for the purposes approved by the voters. The PTOC will meet at least semi-annually to monitor the expenditures of these funds by the District and will report to the Board of Education and the community, on an annual basis on how these funds have been spent. An annual audit will be a part of the PTOC’s report to the Board.