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210 Advisory Committees

Whenever the board deems it necessary, the Board may appoint a committee composed of citizens, employees and/or students to assist the Board. Committees formed by the Board are advisory committees.  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. 
Advisory committee may be formed by board resolution that outlines the duties and purpose of the committee.  The committee is advisory in nature and has no duty or responsibility other than that specifically stated in the board resolution.  The committee will automatically dissolve upon the delivery of its final recommendation to the Board or upon completion of the duties outlined in the board resolution.  The Board will receive the report of the committee for consideration.  The Board retains the authority to make a final decision on the issue.  The committee will be subject to the open meetings law if the committee is established by statute or if the committee makes policy recommendations and is established or approved by the board.
The method for selection of committee members will be stated in the board resolution.  When possible, and when the necessary expertise required allows, the committee members will be representative of the school district community and will consider the various viewpoints on the issue.  The Board may designate a Board member and the Superintendent to serve on an advisory committee.  The committee will select its own chairperson, unless the board designates otherwise.
Approved: 1993-1994
Reviewed: 2001-2002; November 15, 2010
Revised: 2005-2006; June 17, 2013