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District Advisory Committee

DAC Members

 

  • Christine Chilcott - business community member, property owner, parent
  • Daniel Chin - business community member, property owner, property renter, representative of neighborhood association, parent
  • Lisa Gallagher Goodwin - current teacher
  • Allison Leshefsky - property renter, current teacher
  • Brian McGuire - business community member, property renter, parent
  • Brent Saldaña - property renter, parent, real estate expertise
  • Helen Sause - property owner, development expertise
  • Kelly Scott - property owner, parent
  • Martha Silver - property renter, parent
  • Bill Sonneman - property owner, retired teacher and administrator
  • Ron Matthews -  business community member, property owner, real estate expertise

An Introduction to DACs

In January 2018, the District began a review of its real estate holdings to ensure that it held the assets needed to do the District’s work and accommodate future growth. In May, the Board of Education ordered that a District Advisory Committee (DAC) be created to review the District’s real estate holdings and make recommendations consistent with the Education Code.

The District advertised and solicited applications for members to sit on the 11-member Committee.  Applications were due to the District Office on October 13, 2017, and a total of twenty eight were received by the deadline. The District’s Executive Cabinet reviewed the received applications and chose 11 members.  The chosen DAC members (see list to the left) represent a cross section of the community.

What do DACs Do?

School districts may convene at any time, but they have to convene before the sale, lease, or long-term rental of any surplus District property Under state law, the committees are charged with the following duties

1. Review projected school enrollment and other data as provided by the district to determine the amount of surplus space and real property currently existing in the district.

2.  Establish a priority list of use of any properties deemed "surplus" that will be acceptable to the community

3. Notice and hold hearings to get community input on acceptable uses of space and real property

4. Determine "limits of tolerance of use of space and real property"

5. Draft report to the Board of Education recommending uses of surplus space and real property.

Meetings for the District Advisory Committee began in January, 2018. The meetings are open to the public.

 

Who Participates in a DAC?

DACs are also called "7-11" committees because under state law they need to be comprised of between 7 and 11 members who represent:

• 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

• Parents

• 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

DAC Meetings

 

January 18, 2018

February 20, 2018