The commission shall appoint a Committee of Credentials, consisting of seven persons for terms fixed by the commission but not to exceed two years. The committee shall include:
(a) One member who shall be a full-time certified classroom teacher in the public elementary schools with not less than five years' classroom experience.
(b) One member who shall be a full-time certified classroom teacher in the public secondary schools with not less than five years' classroom experience.
(c) One member who shall be a certified administrative employee in the public schools.
(d) One member who shall be a member of the governing board of any school district. No person who is or has been employed in a certificated position in the public schools within the preceding five years shall be appointed as a school board member.
(e) Three members who shall be representatives of the public. No person who is or has been employed in a certificated position in the public schools or who is or has been a member of any governing board of a school district or county board of education within the five years next preceding date of appointment shall be appointed as a public member.
The additional public members of the committee provided for in this section as amended during the 1977-78 Regular Session, shall be appointed by the commission as vacancies in the committee occur, consistent with the requirements of professional representation. Appointments to the Committee of Credentials shall reflect, to the extent feasible, the ethnic and cultural diversity of California public schools.
(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1355, Sec. 14.)