What is the Process for Removal of a CBOC Member Who No Longer Meets the Requirements?
What is the Process for Removal of a CBOC Member Who No Longer
Meets the Requirements for Which they Were appointed, for instance,
no longer a taxpayer representative?
How About if You are a CBOC Member (Parent of a Child in the District)
and your child has just graduated?
Ed Code §15282(a) lays out the membership requirements for CBOCs:
The citizens’ oversight committee shall consist of at least seven members who shall serve a minimum term of two years without compensation and for no more than three consecutive terms. While consisting of a minimum of at least seven members, the citizens’ oversight committee shall be comprised as follows:
(1) One member shall be active in a business organization representing the business community located within the school district or community college district.
(2) One member shall be active in a senior citizens’ organization.
(3) One member shall participate in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.
(4) For a school district, one member shall be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district. For a community college district, one member shall be a student currently enrolled in the community college district and active in a community college group, such as student government. The community college student member may, at the discretion of the governing board of the community college district, serve up to six months after graduation.
(5) For a school district, one member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school district and active in a parent-teacher organization, such as the Parent Teacher Association or school site council. For a community college district, one member shall be active in the support and organization of a community college or the community colleges of the district, such as a member of an advisory council or foundation.
These requirements appear very clear; it is reasonable to question whether a CBOC member can continue to serve if their required qualification lapses.
If this occurs, the CBOC chairperson (or another member) could communicate with the member at issue and ask if the member wishes to resign. If not, it is the duty of the district governing board to ensure that the CBOC has the proper membership. If the CBOC believes there may be an issue, the best practice would be to advise the appropriate district official.