The Board of Education shall have standing committees of Policy, Fiscal Responsibility, Government and Community Relations and Accountability. The Board may also create special (ad hoc)committees.
The members of standing committees shall be Board of Education members and at the January work session, members, chairs and vice-chairs will be determined through consensus of the Board. Such committees shall be responsible to the Board of Education for the performance of their duties. All committee meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act.
The Policy Committee shall be responsible for evaluating Board policies and making policy-related recommendations to the full Board for consideration. The Committee shall ensure that Board policies provide for the effective operation of the School District, comply with applicable legal mandates, and are integrated with planning and priorities related to student achievement.
The Board of Education directs the Superintendent to develop administrative regulations (sometimes referred to as rules) as necessary to implement Board policy. Such regulations should be presented to the Policy Committee for recommendation and the Board for approval. All proposals to adopt, revise, or rescind Board policies shall be referred to the Policy Committee in accordance with applicable policy (BDC).
Members: Patricia Yager (Chair), Nicole Hull, Greg Davis
Fiscal Responsibility Committee
The Clarke County School District's Fiscal Responsibility Committee has the responsibility to provide guidance and recommendations to the Board in the oversight of internl and external accounting and audit functions of the District, including, but not limited to the operating budget, grants, federal dollars, and educational SPLOST (ELOST). The Committee reviews periodic financial reports and oversees the overall accounting and financial reporting systems and a review of the annual audit, and may make recommendations for any actions stemming from the audit findings.
Meetings will be held monthly, but be held more or less often or as required to ensure sound fiscal management systems.
Members: Linda Davis (Chair), LaKeisha Gantt, Kirrena Gallagher
Government and Community Relations Committee
The Government and Community Relations Committee (GCRC) seeks to facilitate communications and opportunities for cooperation between the Board, Georgia State Government, the County Commission, and the greater Athens-Clarke County Community for the benefits of CCSD students and families.
To engage all in the work of meeting the goals as defined by the CCSD Strategic Plan, the GCRC will:
-Meet with the legislators before the legislative session;
-Meet bi-yearly with the Mayor and County Commission;
-Meet annually with key educational agency partners to strengthen strategic alignment and impact;
-Hold bi-yearly community meetings with the community at large to identify barriers to achieving the goals as defined by the CCSD Strategic Plan.
Each month, the GCRC will summarize its findings with the entire Board and central office staff in such a way that legislative and community successes are highlighted and challenges are identified.
Members: Greg Davis (Chair), Tawana Mattox, Mumbi Anderson, Kirrena Gallagher
The primary purpose of the Accountability Committee is to assist the Board with the Superintendent evaluation process. The functions of the committee are set forth in Board Policy CEI - Superintendent Evaluation.
In concert with the Superintendent evaluation process, the Accountability Committee will also oversee the analyses of both student achievement data and the school climate and culture survey data.
The Accountability Committee shall meet monthly, or as needed to accomplish their goals.
Members: Kara Dyckman (Chair), Mumbi Anderson, Patricia Yager
The Board may, from time to time, create special (ad hoc) committees from its own membership for study and fact-finding. It shall be the responsibility of the president to appoint the Board members to special committees whenever necessary. The president shall outline the duties, responsibilities, and timeline of each committee at the time of appointment.
The Board of Education recognizes the need for and encourages citizen participation in the decision-making process. Advisory committees may be organized by the Board when needed and appropriate. Membership in each advisory committee will be determined by the Board. Nominations of individuals to committees will be made by Board members and appointments to committees will be made by action of the entire Board. Vacancies occurring on committees for any reason shall be filled as the original appointees were made. Advisory committees to the Board of Education shall report to the Board. The Board shall give each advisory committee its charge and shall instruct each committee as to:
- The need and purpose of the committee;
- The scope of the committee;
- The necessity for holding announced meetings open to the public;
- The necessity to present a written/oral report to the Board of Education with majority and minority opinions welcomed; and
- A timeline
Board Representatives to Community and Agency Committees or GSBA Delegates
If a Board Member is asked to represent the full board on a community committee, the representation must be approved or ratified by the full Board and that Board Member should regularly report back information about the work of that committee to other Board Members.
These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself or do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.