Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/18/2024 - 5:30 PM
Category: Regular Items of Business
Type: Action
Subject: 7. Consideration of and Possible Action on Revisions to the Structure of the Board's Standing Committees
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: 2.01 - Standing, Special, and Functional Committees
Attachments Possible Options for Committee Restructure
Sample Committee Structures of Other Districts
File Attachment:
Committee Restructure Options.pdf
Sample Committee Structures of Other Districts.pdf
Background: At its meeting of March 21, 2024, the Board considered the question of whether to revise the structure of its standing committees. The Office of Board Governance was directed to bring back to the Board possible options for consideration, which are attached.

The Board has maintained a decades-long practice of dividing its work into standing committees. The role of the committees is to structure and manage the work of the Board. It is at the committee level where the Executive Officers present items, where administrative or invited experts provide background information and answer questions, and where public hearing is given. The committee then reports its findings and recommendations back to the Board. Currently there are five standing committees:

• the Committee on Parent and Community Engagement
• the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
• the Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies
• the Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel
• the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget

The powers and duties of each committee, and the frequency with which the committees meet, are codified within the Board’s rules.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item has no fiscal impact.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Should the Board restructure its committees, the Office of Board Governance will draft the proposed 2024-25 Board meeting calendar accordingly. The Office of Board Governance will also bring back any necessary revisions to the Board’s rules for approval.
Recommendation: The recommendation is that the Board determine how it wishes to proceed.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Kawala (Clerk) - Assistant Board Clerk
Signed By:
Jill Kawala - Interim Director/Board Clerk