202.6 ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO THE BOARD

Code No. 202.6

ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO THE BOARD

The Board will rely on various advisory committees to counsel it as one way to learn about the needs and desires of the District and its residents. The central purpose of all advisory committees is to contribute to the educational program by conducting studies, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that will help the Board in the decision making process. The ultimate authority to make decisions will continue to rest with the Board.

The Board may form citizen advisory committees at such times and for such specific purposes as the Board deems necessary. They will function until their assigned goal has been accomplished, or until the Board dissolves the committee. Generally, citizen advisory committees will be assigned to investigate areas of the educational program that need development, change, or reorganization, and areas of community involvement in district affairs.

Members will be broadly representative of the community's population, and will be chosen from among residents who have shown an interest in the topic to be studied, or who have a particular expertise relating to the topic.

Once activated, the committee will report periodically to the Board, keeping it informed of progress and problems. The Board may designate the intervals at which it will hear from the committee, but any significant developments will be reported as they occur. No announcement may be made by any committee or its members to the public or press until such release has been cleared with the Board.

The Board will provide citizens' advisory committees with a suitable meeting place and other required facilities until the Board dissolves the committees.

Reviewed: April 13, 2016