Real Property Advisory Committee Overview & Purpose

  • At the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, March 10, 2016, the members passed a resolution to appoint a school district advisory committee called the Real Property Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee is to review Duarte USD’s school site facilities and the current and projected impacts of declining enrollment.

    Prior to closing, selling or leasing real property, a school district must comply with the provisions of Education Code sections 17387 through 17391 which requires the governing board ("Board") to appoint a school district advisory committee whose purpose is to advise the Board regarding the disposal of real property that is not needed for school purposes.  This requirement is set forth at Education Code section 17388.  The advisory committee appointed pursuant to Section 17388, often referred to as a "7/11 Committee," must consist of not less than seven, nor more than 11 members, and shall be representative of each of the following:

    a.  The ethnic, age group, and socioeconomic composition of the district;

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

    c.  Landowners or renters, with preference to be given to representative of neighborhood associations;

    d.  Teachers

    e.  Administrators;

    f.  Parents of students;

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