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Citizen Advisory Committees

The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) recognizes that citizen advisory committees enable the Board to better understand the interests and concerns of the community.

The County Board shall establish citizen advisory committees when required by law, to strengthen the effectiveness of county programs, or to enhance student learning. The purpose of any such committees shall be clearly defined and aligned to the county’s vision, mission, and goals.  The County Board may dissolve any advisory committee not required by law when the committee has fulfilled its duties or at any time the County Board deems it necessary.


The Superintendent or designee may establish advisory committees which shall report to him/her in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.


Citizen advisory committees shall serve in an advisory capacity; they may make recommendations, but their actions shall not be binding on the County Board or Superintendent.


The membership of citizen advisory committees should reflect the diversity of the community and represent a diversity of viewpoints.


The Superintendent or designee shall provide training and information, as necessary, to enable committee members to understand the goals of the committee and to fulfill their role as committee members.


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 county employees.



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; 44032  Travel expense payment; 52060 Local Control and Accountability Plan; 52063 Local Control and Accountability Plan; 52176  Advisory committees, limited-English proficient students program; 52852  Site council, school-based program coordination; 54425  Advisory committees, compensatory education; 4444.1-54444.2  Parent advisory councils, services to migrant children; 56190-56194  Community advisory committee, special education; 62002.5  Continuing parent advisory committees; 64001 Single plan for student achievement

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



Policy Adopted: 2-9-17