The commission may, in order to fulfill its duties pursuant to Section 60204, appoint task forces or committees of subject matter experts to assist and advise them. Each task force or committee appointed by the commission shall include a majority consisting of current classroom teachers as defined in Section 33150 providing instruction in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or mentor teachers, or certificated teachers employed by school districts or county offices of education who are not in a position that requires a services credential with a specialization in administrative services, or any combination of those teachers. The commission shall endeavor to appoint persons who are representatives of various ethnic groups and of various types of school districts. Accurate records of the advice and recommendations of each task force or committee member shall be maintained by the commission, and made available to the state board at its request. For the purpose of developing the curriculum framework or for other activities not associated with the evaluation of basic instructional materials, the commission may expand the authority for the appointment of classroom teachers to include teachers providing instruction in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1181, Sec. 7.)