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7-11 Committee

Bidwell property 7-11 advisory committee

The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is establishing a committee to advise the district and school board, in connection with the development of policies and procedures relating to the sale or lease of the Bidwell property owned by the HUSD.

The Bidwell campus closed at the end of the 2017-18 school year and students from that site were relocated to nearby Treeview Elementary School. The Bidwell property was built over 50 years ago and is currently being maintained by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

The new committee will consist of between seven and eleven members who must live in the district and be representative of at least one of the following:

  • The ethnic, age group and socioeconomic composition of the district;
  • The business community, such as store owners, managers or supervisors;
  • Landowners or renters, with preference to be given to representatives of neighborhood associations;
  • Teachers;
  • Administrators;
  • Parent/guardian of students;
  • Persons with expertise in environmental, legal, construction and/or land use planning, including, but not limited to, knowledge of the zoning and other land use restrictions of the City of Hayward and County of Alameda.

Members of the 7-11 Committee can expect to meet two times to complete its review and recommendations to the governing board, with tentative meetings set for February 28 and March 7, 2019.

Frequently asked questions

What will the 7-11 Advisory Committee do?

The purpose of the 7-11 Advisory Committee is to advise the governing board, based on community input, regarding the use or disposition of school buildings, space, or property that is not needed for school purposes (Education Code Section 17388).

How often will the 7-11 Advisory Committee meet?

The 7-11 Advisory Committee will meet two times in order to complete its review and recommendations to the governing board. Tentative meeting dates are February 28 and March 7, 2019.

How will the 7-11 Advisory Committee be selected?

The district will create a selection committee, which will review the applications received and make recommendations to the governing board based on meeting the statutory requirements for composition of the 7-11 Advisory Committee and other factors. Such other factors will include each applicant’s professional and/or practical experience, each applicant’s recognition in or contributions to the community, the diversity of experience on the 7-11 Advisory Committee as a whole, and representation on the 7-11 Advisory Committee of the various communities within the district. The governing board will appoint the members of the 7-11 Advisory Committee after considering all of those factors and the selection committee’s recommendations.

What else should the applicant know?

As a member of the 7-11 Advisory Committee, an individual may be subject to the Government Code Section 1090 prohibition against financial interests in any contracts of the district, if the individual participates in the making of such contracts. In addition, members of the 7-11 Advisory Committee may also be subject to the general prohibition against conflicts of interests set forth in the Political Reform Act of 1974.

All meetings of the 7-11 Advisory Committee will be open to the public and will be subject to the open meeting laws of the Brown Act. All documents and reports received or published by the Committee will be a matter of public record. HUSD will provide the 7-11 Advisory Committee with a meeting room, administrative support, and sufficient resources to prepare the committee reports.

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Allan Garde, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

(510) 784-2680

7-11 CommitteE Meeting Agendas