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BD1 - Board of Education Committees - August 2010 Revision

Note: This policy was revised in June 2011. We provide this revision for historic purposes only. Please refer to the current policy.

The Board of Education may establish standing committees.  Each standing committee shall, at a minimum, be a committee of the whole board, unless otherwise specified in Board of Education policy or procedural directive.  The chairperson of each standing committee shall be elected by the Board of Education at the first regular Board of Education meeting held in March.  All Board of Education members shall be voting members of the committees, and the superintendent, and/or his designee, shall serve as non-voting members of the committees.  All Board of Education committee meetings shall operate in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

The Board of Education members shall serve on the following standing committees:

  • Finance Committee
  • Policy and Instruction Committee
  • Capital Outlay and Technology Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • District Relations Committee

Duties and responsibilities of each committee shall be further set forth in either Board of Education policy or board procedural directive.

Ad hoc committees may be appointed by the Board of Education president or by a majority of the Board of Education as deemed necessary.  Ad hoc committees shall be limited in their jurisdiction to the purpose of their establishment.

Task force committees or commissions may be appointed by the Board of Education president or by a majority of the Board of Education as one means of discerning the needs and desires of the district and community.  Task force committees or commissions shall be advisory and limited in their jurisdiction to the purpose of their establishment.  Members of task force committees or commissions may include Board of Education and/or community members.  Ultimate authority to make decisions shall continue to reside with the Board of Education.

Board of Education Position:

  • Policy and Instruction Committee Chair

Administrative Position:

Board of Education Services Office Executive Director

References

Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-5-4 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

  • Board of Education Organization Board Procedural Directive

NSBA/NEPN Classification: BDE, BDF

Revised: February 17, 1994
Reviewed: March 2, 1994
Reviewed: May 18, 1994
Revised: June 1, 1994
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: February 19, 2003
Revised: October 4, 2006
Revised: April 18, 2007
Reviewed: August 26, 2008
Revised: September 3, 2008
Reviewed: January 27, 2009
Reviewed: February 24, 2009
Revised: March 4, 2009
Reviewed: August 9, 2010
Revised: August 18, 2010

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