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2:150 Committees

School Board


The School Board may establish committees to assist with the Board’s governance function and, in
some situations, to comply with State law requirements. These committees are known as Board
committees and report directly to the Board. Committee members may include both Board members
and non-Board members depending on the committee’s purpose. The Board President makes all
Board committee appointments unless specifically stated otherwise. Board committee meetings shall
comply with the Open Meetings Act. A Board committee may not take final action on behalf of the
Board – it may only make recommendations to the Board.

Special Board Committees

A special committee may be created for specific purposes or to investigate special issues. A
special committee is automatically dissolved after presenting its final report to the Board or at the
Board’s discretion.

Standing Board Committees
A standing committee is created for an indefinite term although its members will fluctuate.
Standing committees are:

1. Board Policy Committee. This committee researches policy issues, and provides
information and recommendations to the Board.

2. Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee. This committee assists in the development of
student behavior policy and procedure, and provides information and recommendations
to the Board. Its members are parents/guardians and teachers, and may include persons
whose expertise or experience is needed. The committee reviews such issues as
administering medication in the schools, reciprocal reporting between the School District
and local law enforcement agencies regarding criminal offenses committed by students,
student discipline, disruptive classroom behavior, school bus safety procedures, and the
dissemination of student conduct information.

3. Behavioral Interventions Committee. This committee develops and monitors procedures
for using behavioral interventions in accordance with Board policy 7:230, Misconduct by
Students with Disabilities, and provides information and recommendations to the Board.
At the Board President’s discretion, the Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee shall
perform the duties assigned to the Behavioral Interventions Committee.

Nothing in this policy limits the authority of the Superintendent or designee to create and use
committees that report to him or her or to other staff members.

105 ILCS 5/10-20.14 and 5/14-8.05.
CROSS REF.: 2:110 (Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers), 2:200 (Types of School Board Meetings), 2:240 (Board Policy Development), 7:190 (Student Behavior), 7:230 (Misconduct by Students with Disabilities)
ADOPTED: May14, 1997
REVISED: December 15, 1999 December 11, 2002 December 20, 2006 December 15, 2010 October 16, 2013 December 16, 2015 December 19, 2018

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