School Board Policy Manual

Nevis Public Schools

Independent School District 308

 
 

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School Board Policy 213

213 SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEES

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide for the structure and the operation of committees of the school board.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. It is the policy of the school board to designate school board committees when it is determined that a committee process facilitates the mission of the school board.

B. The school board has determined that certain permanent standing committees, as described in this policy, do facilitate the operation of the school board and the school district.

C. A school board committee will be formed by school board resolution which shall outline the duties and purpose of the committee.

D. A committee is advisory in nature and has only such authority as specified by the school board.

E. The school board will receive reports or recommendations from a committee for consideration. The school board, however, retains the right and has the duty to make all final decisions related to such reports or recommendations.

F. The school board also may establish such ad hoc committees for specific purposes as it deems appropriate.

G. The school board reserves the right to limit, create or abolish any standing or ad hoc committee as it deems appropriate.

H. A committee of the school board shall not appoint a subcommittee of that committee.

III. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES

A. The school board hereby appoints the following committees:

1. Audit Teams

2. Building Committee

3. CEIC Committee

4. Community Education Advisory Board

5. Early Childhood Advisory Council

6. Minnesota State High School League Representative

7. NCVCC Representative

8. Negotiations Committee

9. PAWN Representative

10. Policy Committee

IV. PROCEDURES FOR SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEES

A. All meetings of committees shall be open to the public in compliance with the Open Meeting Law, and notice shall be given as prescribed by law.

B. A committee shall act only within the guidelines and mission established for that committee by the school board.

C. Actions of a committee shall be by majority vote and be consistent with the governing rules of the school board.

D. The committee shall designate a secretary who will record the minutes of actions of the school board committee.

E. The power of a committee of the school board is advisory only and is limited to making recommendations to the school board.

F. A committee of the school board shall, when appropriate, clarify in any dealings with the public that its powers are only advisory to the school board.

Legal References:

Minn. Stat. Ch. 13D (Open Meeting Law)

Cross References:

School Board Policy 201 (Legal Status of the School Board)
School Board Policy 203 (Operation of the School Board - Governing Rules)
MSBA Service Manual, Chapter 13, School Law Bulletin “C” (Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law)

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