San Mateo-Foster City School District
Fiscal Advisory Committee
The San Mateo-Foster City School District’s Fiscal Advisory Committee is an organization comprised of parents, teachers, administrative and community leaders who are appointed by the school Board for one or two-year terms.
This web site was created to raise public awareness on issues relating to our children’s education. It will provide you with a means to get involved instantly in current issues surrounding financial matters, legislation, and revenue enhancement opportunities.
For more information about the Fiscal Advisory Committee e-mail [email protected]
The goals of the Fiscal Advisory Committee are:
- Educate - Provide the Board of Trustees with an impartial overview and insight of the District’s finances.
- Advocate - Provide the community, District, and the Board of Trustees with information, evaluations, and recommendations on fiscal matters.
- Legislate - Review, understand, and engage the public in a proactive fashion in the legislative process surrounding federal, state, and local funding.
- Other projects as requested by the Board of Trustees and agreed to by the Fiscal Advisory Committee.
History and Organization
In spring of 2000, our school district superintendent announced a budget deficit of $2.5M. In response, parents, teachers and the community were organized across the District to raise funds to meet the budget deficit, and gather signatures for a petition that would be hand delivered to the state capitol (and forwarded to the Governor) by local school children.
By June, 2000, our community raised $90,000 and collected 3,500 petition signatures.
Community participation and feedback was tremendous and, as a result, the Fiscal Advisory Committee was reinvigorated and expanded to encompass the Fiscal, Legislative and Revenue Enhancement Committees.