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B.07 Board Committees - March 2009 Revision

Note: This policy was reviewed, revised, and renamed in August 2010. 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 will be a committee of the whole board. The chairperson of each standing committee will be elected by the Board at the first Regular Board meeting held in March. Board members will be voting members of the committees, and the Superintendent or the Superintendents designee will serve as non-voting members of the committees. All meetings of Board committees will be publicly announced and will adhere to the Open Meetings Act.

The Board has established the following standing committees:

  1. The Finance Committee provides financial oversight to the District through established systems of open reporting to ensure financial stability, legal compliance and the efficient and effective use of resources to support the academic success of all students.
  2. The Policy and Instruction Committee oversees, consistently reviews, streamlines, and evaluates all policies of the District so that the policies reflect best practices, legal compliance and accurate data while respecting the diversity of students and the community.
  3. The Capital Outlay and Technology Committee ensures safe and welcoming learning and working environments by overseeing the management of the District’s property, facilities and technology through documented and open reporting systems, cultivated expertise and accountability to the community.
  4. The Audit Committee reviews and recommends approval of action(s) associated with the District’s Annual Audit, any internal audit(s), audits associated with the Capital Outlay and Technology Committee and any whistleblower complaints. The Audit Committee will also include two non-Board/non-APS employees. The Finance Committee Chair will chair the committee. The non-Board/non-APS members, one of whom shall be a CPA, will be selected by the Audit Committee and approved by the Board. The non-Board/non-APS Committee members shall serve two-year terms.
  5. The District Relations Committee facilitates legislative and community issues and outreach that are value driven, responsive, data based, non-partisan and student focused to adequately address the diverse needs of the community.

Committee Members, Committee Function and Committee Appointments

Board members are members of each committee and are encouraged to attend all committee meetings.

The function of the standing committees usually will be fact-finding, deliberative, and advisory, rather than administrative. Committee recommendations will be made directly to the Board, which alone may take action. The exception is determinations made in accordance with Open Meetings Law and at a legally announced executive session with a quorum present.

Ad Hoc Committees may be appointed by the President or the Board 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 President or the Board as one means of discerning the needs and desires of the District and its residents. Task Force Committees or Commissions are advisory and shall be limited in their jurisdiction to the purpose of their establishment. Members of Task Force Committees or Commissions may be either Board or community members. Ultimate authority to make decisions will continue to reside with the Board.

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: February 24, 2009
Revised: March 4, 2009