Before the San Mateo County Office of Education can sell or lease real property, it is required that the County Board of Education appoint an advisory committee, commonly known as a 7-11 Committee, to advise the board regarding the surplus of space and/or real property (Education Code § 17388).
7-11 Committee at the County Office of Education
A 7-11 Committee was established in 2019 to advise the County Office and the County Board of Education in developing policies and procedures governing the use or disposition of its property at 1800 Rollins Road. At the conclusion of its work, the Committee is required to provide the Board a report recommending uses of surplus space and real property. The Board, taking into consideration the 7-11 Committee's recommendations which are advisory and nonbinding determines whether it will declare some or all of the properties surplus and announce its intent to sell or lease the properties in question.
The advisory committee must consist of 7 to 11 members who represent the following:
- The district's ethnic, age group, and socioeconomic composition
- The business community, such as store owners, managers, or supervisors
- Landowners or renters, with preference to representatives of neighborhood associations
- Parents/guardians of students
- 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 and counties in which the surplus property is located
7-11 Committee Duties
The 7-11 Committee is responsible for the following:
- Review projected school enrollment and other data to determine the amount of surplus space and real property
- Establish and circulate throughout the attendance area a priority list for use of surplus space and real property that will be acceptable to the community
- Hold hearings, with community input, on acceptable uses of space and real property, including the sale or lease of surplus real property for child care development purposes
- Make a final determination of limits of tolerance of use of space and real property
- Send the Board a report recommending uses of surplus space and real property