The School Board may establish committees as 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 Board members and non-Board members 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.
1. Special Board Committees
A special committee may be created for a specific purpose 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.
2. Standing Board Committees
A standing committee is created for an indefinite term although its members, which include parents/guardians, community members, teachers and ESP association staff members, and Board members will fluctuate. The following are Standing Board Committees:
• Student Services Committee
This committee reviews all policies, proposals, and programs related to student support services, special services, and the development of student discipline policy and procedure tto provide information and recommendations to the School Board. This committee develops and monitors procedures for using behavioral interventions in accordance with Board policy 7:230, Misconduct by Students and Disabilities.
• Education Committee
This committee reviews all policies and proposals related to curriculum and co-curricular program renewal and development to provide information and recommendations to the School Board.
• Building/Finance Committee
This committee systematically reviews transportation and the financial condition of the district and provides information and recommendations to the School Board on matters of policy, processes, and planning for district finance. Also, this committee oversees all building projects within the district and advises the School Board on the progress of those projects.
3. Health and Safety Committee.
This school committees assists the development of student discipline policy and procedure, and is comprised of parents and teachers, and may also include persons whose expertise or experience is needed. The committee reviews such issues as student discipline, disruptive classroom behavior, school bus safety procedures, and the dissemination of student conduct information.
4. Insurance Committee
This committee examines all employee insurance programs including health/ medical, vision, dental, life, disability, and flexible spending to maximize benefits and minimize costs. Committee reports and recommendations are made to the School Board and to staff associations as needed.
The Superintendent creates Superintendent committees as deemed necessary and makes all appointments. Superintendent committees report to the Superintendent.
LEGAL REF.: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized by P.L.
Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act, Chapter I, General
Administrative Requirements, §200.53(b)(1). Rules and Regulations for the Control of Communicable Diseases, issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
5 ILCS 120/1 et seq.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.14 and 10/1 et seq.
23 Ill. Admin. Code §226.115 and §226.350 et seq.
CROSS REF.: 2.240, 5.40, 6.170, 7.190, 7.230, 7.280
ADOPTED: October 4, 1999
REVISED: September 23, 2002; March 25, 2004; May 23, 2005; February 22, 2007; August 2010