1220 - Citizens' Advisory Committees

Policy 1220

Community Relations

Citizens' Advisory Committees

The Board of Education endorses appropriate advisory committees for various district programs and activities. When it establishes a committee, the Board shall provide guidelines for membership and delineate its responsibilities and authority. At the October Board meeting each year, the Board shall review existing advisory committees, membership, and committee goals for the year.

Committees shall be established and dissolved by a vote of the Board of Education and the members of the committees shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the Board. The Board Chairperson shall attempt to make the membership of committees representative of different viewpoints of the Board. Citizens and staff members who are knowledgeable in areas under consideration may be asked to serve as advisory, non-voting members as needed. All such appointments of staff members shall be approved by the Chairperson of the Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent and the Committee Chairperson. The Chairperson of the Board and the Superintendent or designee are ex-officio, non-voting members of all committees.

(cf. 1312 - Public Complaints)
(cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)
(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)
(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books, Materials: Provision/Selection)

Legal Reference:         Academic Freedom Policy (adopted by Connecticut State Board of Education, 9/9/81)

Policy adopted: May 5, 2015                                          
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2015
Inspiring Each Student to Excel

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