7–11 Committee on District Property – Member Recruitment

In an effort to determine the best use of District property that is either not being used or is being underutilized on the District’s properties, the Orange Unified School District is looking at how to better utilize these assets. Therefore, the District is currently forming what is referred to as a "7–11 Committee." If you would like to participate and are qualified, we invite you to apply to be a member of the Committee. 

Purpose of the 7–11 Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to review and analyze the unused or underutilized blacktop and/or green space portions of the properties that are owned by Orange Unified School District (OUSD) and to determine what portions of the real property could be designated as "excess" or "surplus" because it will not be needed for school purposes. The Committee will then present a report to the OUSD Board of Education (Board) recommending uses for the surplus property or how to dispose of the property (e.g., sale, lease, exchange, etc.). This is an important task and the District is looking for highly-qualified, capable, and committed individuals to be members of the Committee.

Under California law (Education Code Section [EC §] 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 or 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 Section 17458;

d.      Make a final determination of limits of tolerance of use of space and real property;

e.      Forward to the Board a report recommending uses or disposition of surplus space and real property.


Committee Meetings & Timeline

The District will conduct meetings in person and all Committee meetings, proceedings, and deliberations will be open to the public. Meetings will be held at the District Office in the Board Room located at 1401 North Handy Street, Orange, CA 92867 as follows:

Committee meeting schedule has not been determined pending selection of Committee members. The District is expecting a total of 3 or 4 monthly meetings will be required.

The Committee’s report will be provided to the Board at one of its regularly scheduled meetings with the corresponding agenda item presented to the Board at the following board meeting.


7-11 Committee Membership Recruitment and Application Members of the Committee serve only on a voluntary basis.

This recruitment packet includes the application for serving on the Orange Unified School District 7-11 Committee.


Application submittal deadline: Open application deadline pending full Committee Selection Applications are to be submitted through the online form, or by mail or email to:

Isela Vazquez

Senior Executive Director

Facilities Development and Planning

Orange Unified School District

726 West Collins Avenue

Orange, CA 92867



District Administration will submit committee membership recommendations to the Board for approval.

For questions, please contact Ms. Vazquez at the above address or call (714) 628-4500.