Policy 8860 – Citizen Advisory Committees

The School Board recognizes that citizen advisory committees provide a method for the participation of the general public in matters of educational planning and school operation.

Citizen advisory committees shall be appointed by the School Board and/or Superintendent of Schools for specific purposes and shall be representative of the entire School District.

Members of minority communities and students shall be actively recruited and encouraged to participate on citizen advisory committees to ensure the needs of all community members are being met.

The charge to citizen advisory committee members shall include the scope, time limit and responsibilities of their particular committee assignment. The Superintendent shall assign District personnel as resource persons to citizen advisory committees. The Board President shall appoint two Board members to all citizen advisory committees.

Citizen advisory committees shall be limited to making recommendations and suggestions for Board or administration consideration. No citizen committee shall be empowered to make decisions that are the legal responsibility of the Board or administration.

Public notice shall be given of citizen advisory committee meetings as required by state law and Board policy.


AFFIRMED: December 28, 1990


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