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Sale Or Lease Of District-Owned Real Property   

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District Advisory Committee

The district advisory committee on use or disposition of surplus school buildings or space shall consist of 7-11 members representative of each of the following: (Education Code 17389)

1. The district's ethnic, age group, and socioeconomic composition

2. The business community, such as store owners, managers, or supervisors

3. Landowners or renters, with preference to representatives of neighborhood associations

4. Teachers

5. Administrators

6. Parents/guardians of students

7. Persons with expertise in environmental impact, legal contracts, building codes, and land use planning, including, but not limited to, knowledge of the zoning and other land use restrictions of the cities and counties in which the surplus property is located

This committee shall: (Education Code 17390)

1. Review projected school enrollment and other data to determine the amount of surplus space and real property

2. Establish and circulate throughout the attendance area a priority list for use of surplus space and real property that will be acceptable to the community

3. Hold hearings, with community input, on acceptable uses of space and real property, including the sale or lease of surplus real property for child care development purposes

4. Make a final determination of limits of tolerance of use of space and real property

5. Send the Governing Board a report recommending uses of surplus space and real property

The district advisory committee shall comply with open meeting requirements of the Brown Act. (Government Code 54952)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

17219-17224 Acquisition of property not utilized as school site; nonuse payments; exemptions

17230-17234 Surplus property

17385 Conveyances to and from school districts

17387-17391 Advisory committees for use of excess school facilities

17400-17429 Leasing property

17430-17447 Leasing facilities

17453 Lease of surplus district property

17455-17484 Sale or lease of real property, especially:

17463.7 Proceeds for general fund purposes

17485-17500 Surplus school playground (Naylor Act)

17515-17526 Joint occupancy

17527-17535 Joint use of district facilities

33050 Request for waiver

38130-38139 Civic Center Act

GOVERNMENT CODE

54220-54232 Surplus land, especially:

54222 Offer to sell or lease property

54950-54963 Brown Act, especially:

54952 Legislative body, definition

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE

21000-21177 California Environmental Quality Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 2

1700 Definitions related to surplus property

COURT DECISIONS

San Lorenzo Valley Community Advocates for Responsible Education v. San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, (2006) 139 Cal.App. 4th 1356

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing Opportunities for Physical Activity Through Joint Use of Facilities, Policy Brief, September 2009

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Closing a School Best Practices Guide

OFFICE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PUBLICATIONS

Unused Site Program Handbook, May 2008

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa

Coalition for Adequate School Housing: http://www.cashnet.org

Office of Public School Construction: http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov

Regulation SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS

approved: February 23, 2011 Soquel, California