Pursuant to School Board Policy 2:150, the Board of Education may establish committees to assist with the Board’s governance function and, in some situations, to comply with state law requirements. Each committee reports directly to the Board of Education. Committee members may include both Board Members and non-Board Members depending on the committee’s purpose. Committee appointments are made at the organization meeting of the Board that is held following the consolidated election in April of odd numbered years. The Board of Education President makes Board Committee appointments unless specifically stated otherwise.
A Board Committee may not take final action on behalf of the School Board and may only make recommendations to the entire Board. Members of the Board of Education may also serve on both internal district committees and are assigned to serve on the following Board Committees: Finance Committee, Policy Committee, and Ad Hoc Greening/Sustainability Committee. Board Members are also actively involved as appointed representatives to external boards and committees. These include but are not limited to the Board for the Joint Agreement for the Operation of Park School, the City School Liaison, Ed-Red, Foundation 65, and the Wellness Council. All Board Committee meetings shall comply with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Board Committee assignments for School Year 2020-21 are readily available for anyone to view.