The School Board 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 Board members and non-Board members depending on the committee’s purpose. The Board President makes all Board committee appointments, subject to Board approval. 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 committees may be created for specific purposes or to investigate special issues. A special committee shall be automatically dissolved after presenting its final report to the Board or at the Board's discretion.
Standing Board Committees
A standing committees are created for indefinite terms to fulfill continuing District needs for investigation and monitoring of specific issues. Standing committees include Sight/Ways and Means, Personnel, Policy and Administration, Applied Learning and Technology, and Closed Session Minutes. Required standing committees are:
1. Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee
This committee assists in the development of student discipline policy and procedure and provides information and recommendations to the Board. Its members are parents/guardians and teachers, and may also include persons whose expertise or experience is needed. The committee reviews such issues as administration of medication in the schools, reciprocal reporting between the School District and local law enforcement agencies regarding criminal offenses committed by students, student discipline, disruptive classroom behavior, school bus safety procedures, and the dissemination of student conduct information.
2. Behavioral Interventions Committee
This committee develops and monitors procedures for using behavioral interventions in accordance with Board policy 7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities and provides information and recommendations to the Board. At the Board President’s discretion, the Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee shall perform the duties assigned to the Behavioral Interventions Committee.
Nothing in this policy limits the authority of the Superintendent or designee to create and use committees that report to him or her or to other staff members.
LEGAL REF.: 5 ILCS 120/Open Meetings Act.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.14 and 5/14-8.05
CROSS REF.: 2:110 (Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers), 2:200 (Types of Board of Education Meetings), 2:240 (Board Policy Development), 7:190 (Student Discipline), 7:230 (Misconduct by Students with Disabilities)
ADOPTED: October 22, 2007
REVISED: November 19, 2012
January 26, 2015
January 25, 2016
December 13, 2021