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Auburn Union School District Property 7-11 Committee

Auburn Union School District Property 7-11 Committee

The Auburn Union School District Board of Trustees, District leadership team, and staff have undergone a detailed and holistic review of the district’s surplus real properties that have been unused for numerous years. 
AUSD's major asset category is real property which includes land and school facilities. It is our fiduciary responsibility to maximize these assets, ensuring they are utilized efficiently and effectively so we can continue to provide exceptional learning opportunities for all students. Given our decades-long trend of declining enrollment and intent to maximize facilities, it has become an action to review the prior findings of a District 7-11 Committee and confirm findings to sell surplus properties or designate other uses. 
Under California law (Education Code sec. 17389), the Committee must have at least seven (7) members and no more than eleven (11) members and contain persons who can 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 representatives 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, 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.

California law also designates the specific duties of a 7-11 Committee (Education Code § 17390) as follows:
a. Review the projected school enrollment and other data as provided by the district to determine the amount of surplus space and real property;
b. Establish a priority list of use of surplus space and real property that will be acceptable to the community;
c. Cause to have circulated throughout the attendance area a priority list of surplus space and real property and provide for hearings of community input to the Committee on acceptable uses of space and real property, including the sale or lease of surplus real property for child care development purposes pursuant to Education Code § 17458;
d. Make a final determination of limits of tolerance of the use of space and real property;
e. Forward to the Board of Trustees a report recommending the use of surplus space and real property.
AUSD is inviting members of the community to apply to serve on this 7-11 Committee under any of the above categories.  Please fill out the application linked below and return to the District Office, attention Kate Karlberg, no later than April 30, 2024 by 4:00 PM. Applicants will be reviewed by District staff and voted upon during the May 8, 2024 Board of Trustee's meeting.