The Board and/or Superintendent may appoint a citizens or citizens/staff advisory committee as necessary to gather public input and/or to establish interaction with the community about selected issues. Each committee's charge shall include a description of the responsibilities and reporting relationships and shall specify the duration of the committee's existence, and to whom the committee is to report. The number of members and duration of membership on a committee shall be included with the charge. Factors to be considered in appointing committee members may include, but are not limited to: the desired balance between staff and community representation; related professional/ technical training; related vocational/avocational experience; community organization affiliations; age; sex; handicapping conditions; national origins; and race.
Members of a board-appointed citizens committee will be approved by a majority vote of the Board in an official, open board meeting. District professional staff may be appointed to a committee as members or consultants.
On completion of its charge, each advisory committee will submit to the Board or Superintendent, as is appropriate, a final report including recommendations. When its business has been completed, the committee will be discharged from any further responsibility.
The Board or Superintendent will have the sole power to dissolve any of its appointed advisory committees and will reserve the right to exercise this power at any time during the life of any committee.
The Board encourages staff to create and use parent advisory committees for all programs in the district. The Superintendent shall develop procedures describing the composition and purpose of such committees.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: May 1983
Revised by the Board: 06.88, 10.89, 11.03