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Policy 102: Board of Education - Committees and Representation
Revised:  September 25, 2001
Revised:  September 9, 2003
Revised:  October 24, 2007 (References to Board of Trustees changed to Board of Education)
Revised:  June 23, 2010
Revised:  June 23, 2020


The Board of Education believes that its policy making role and the quality of its decisions are enhanced when the considerable expertise, resources, and talents within the School District and the community are used to assist the Board of Education in addressing the various challenges and opportunities that arise.  As the elected and responsible body, the Board of Education reserves for itself the right and duty to provide final approval to any change of policy or other act normally expected of Boards of Education.
To facilitate comprehensive discussion of school district matters, the Board of Education will use ad hoc committees and standing committees to share and receive information.  The Board of Education’s standing committees are generally labelled in the following categories: Education and Programs, Finance and Facilities/Capital Planning, and Towards the Future for Schools.  The Board of Education shall adopt administrative procedures for the conduct of its standing committee meetings.  Recommendations resulting from the business of the standing committee meeting will be forwarded by the Standing Committee Chair to the Board for consideration.
The Board of Education shall review annually all Trustee representational assignments.  Subject to approval of the Board of Education, the Chair of the Board may, for a calendar year, appoint Trustees to represent the perspective of the Board to external organizations or agencies in those instances where the maintenance of external relationships is considered essential to Board effectiveness or where representation is required by legislation or contract.  These assignments may be discussed informally at a Trustee Seminar or working session.  Following the Board of Education’s meeting in December of each year, the Chair of the Board will assign each Trustee to represent the Board on internal and external committees, organizations, or agencies.

Administrative Procedures