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Tamalpais Union HSD |  BP  1220  Community Relations

Citizen Advisory Committees   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that citizen advisory committees enable both citizens and educators to better understand the beliefs, attitudes and opinions held by school and community members.

As the need arises, the Board may establish citizen advisory committees to consider district problems, needs and issues. Advisory committees shall serve in a strictly advisory capacity and shall not act as policy-making bodies. The Board shall have the sole power to dissolve any of its advisory committees and may exercise this power at any time.

Committee members shall represent a cross section of qualified people throughout the district, except in those cases where a committee is established to address the needs of a particular segment of the school community. With Board approval, the Superintendent or designee may appoint committee members.

Citizen advisory committees created by Board action shall provide public notice of their meetings and conduct these meetings in accordance with the Brown Act. The Superintendent or designee may create citizen advisory committees to advise the administration; such committees do not report to the Board and are not subject to open meeting laws.

(cf. 2230 - Representative and Deliberative Groups)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

(cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices)

(cf. 9323 - Meeting Conduct)

Within budget allocations, the Superintendent or designee may approve requests for committee travel and may reimburse committee members for expenses at the same rates and under the same conditions as those provided for district employees.

(cf. 4133/4233/4333- Travel Expenses)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8070 Career technical education advisory committee

11503 Parent involvement program

15278-15282 Citizens' oversight committee

15359.3 School facilities improvement districts

17387-17391 Advisory committees for use of excess school facilities

35147 School site councils and advisory committees

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

41570-41573 School and Library Improvement Block Grant

44032 Travel expense payment

52176 Advisory committees, limited-English proficient students program

52852 Site council, school-based program coordination

54425 Advisory committees, compensatory education

54444.1-54444.2 Parent advisory councils, services to migrant children

56190-56194 Community advisory committee, special education

62002.5 Continuing parent advisory committees

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

52012 School site council

GOVERNMENT CODE

810.2 Tort claims act, definition employee

810.4 Tort claims act, definition employment

815.2 Injuries by employees within scope of employment

820.9 Members of local public boards not vicariously liable

6250-6270 California Public Records Act

54950-54963 Brown Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1758b Local wellness policy

COURT DECISIONS

Frazer v. Dixon Unified School District, (1993) 18 Cal.App.4th 781

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Leadership: Community Leadership, 1996

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 10, 1992 Larkspur, California

revised: May 24, 1994

reviewed: June 26, 2013