Series 201.6AR - School Board Committee Descriptions
Adopted: April 1997
Revised: June 2015
1. Audit and Finance
1.1 The Audit and Finance Committee shall review and study a variety of financial issues, including the following, with the assistance of the superintendent and designated staff:
1.1.1 Annual audit;
1.1.2 Preliminary budget;
1.1.3 Final budget;
1.1.4 Annual levy;
1.1.5 Capital expenditure budget;
1.1.6 Five-year fund balance projections and budget models;
1.1.7 Policies, regulations and procedures regarding finances, and
1.1.8 Other related areas as needed.
1.2 Members of the Audit and Finance Committee will also serve as ex-officio members on the Budget Advisory Council (BAC). Committee members make recommendations for BAC membership to the School Board (as described in Administrative Regulation 702.2.3AR, Budget Advisory Council).
2. Curriculum and Instruction
2.1 The Curriculum and Instruction Committee shall work with the superintendent, the director of teaching and learning and other staff to review, study and, as requested, develop recommendations pertaining to what and how students are taught. Members of this committee will also serve on the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC) as ex-officio members.
2.2 Specifically, the Curriculum and Instruction Committee will take the following actions:
2.2.1 Review administrative proposals concerning curriculum and instruction and make recommendations about such proposals, as requested;
2.2.2 Regularly review activities, developments and issues concerning curriculum and instruction in District 196, and
2.2.3 Make recommendations for CIAC membership to the School Board (as described in Administrative Regulation 601.2.2AR, Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council).
2.3 A member of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee will serve as an ex-officio member of the Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC).
3.1 The role of the Legislative Committee is to be informed about legislative issues affecting the district and to help plan and coordinate district efforts to promote legislation supporting District 196 programs.
3.2 Members of the Legislative Committee will also serve as ex-officio members of the Legislative Advisory Council (LAC). Committee members make recommendations for LAC membership to the School Board (as described in Administrative Regulation 801.2AR, Legislative Advisory Council).
4. Policy Review – The role of the Policy Review Committee is to review new and revised board policies before they are presented to the full board. The committee reviews all policies that would not logically be reviewed by another board committee.