Policy 2:150

Board of Education


The Board of Education may establish committees to assist with the Board’s governance function and, in some situations, to comply with state law requirements. These committees are known as Board committees and report directly to the Board. Committee members may include both members of the Board and non-members of the Board of Education depending on the committee’s purpose. The Board President makes all Board committee appointments unless specifically stated otherwise. Board committee meetings shall comply with the Open Meetings Act. A Board committee may not take final action on behalf of the Board; it may only make recommendations to the Board.

Special Board Committees

A special committee may be created for specific purposes or to investigate special issues. A special committee is automatically dissolved after presenting its final report to the Board or at the Board’s discretion.

Standing Board Committees

A standing committee is created for an indefinite term although its members will fluctuate. The Board will establish standing committees as required by law.

Board Member Liasons to Outside Organizations

The superintendent may request that the Board President designate a liaison board member to provide input to observe, participate and report back information from outside organizations to the Board of Education.

The Board of Education encourages citizen participation in its committee activities.

Nothing in this policy limits the authority of the Superintendent or designee to create and use committees that report to the superintendent or to other staff members.

Adopted: October 20, 1997
Revised: April 25, 2016; January 23, 2017; September 19, 2022