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Whenever  the board deems it necessary,  the board may appoint a committee  of composed  of citizens, staff or students  to assist the board.  Committees  formed by the board shall be ad hoc committees.

An ad hoc committee  is formed by board resolution  which shall outline the duties and purpose  of the committee.   The committee  is advisory  in nature and has no duty or responsibility  other than that specifically  stated in the board resolution.   The committee  shall automatically  dissolve  upon the delivery  of its final recommendation   to the board or upon completion  of the duties outlined  in the board resolution.

The board will receive  the report of the committee  for consideration.   The board retains the authority  to make a final decision  on the issue.  The committee  will be subject to the open meetings  law if the committee  is established  by statute or if the committee  makes policy recommendations   and is established by or approved  by the board.

The method  for selection  of committee  members  shall be stated in the board resolution.   When possible, and when the necessary  expertise  required  allows, the committee  members  will be representative  of the school district community  and shall consider  the various viewpoints  on the issue.  The board may designate  a board member  and the superintendent  to serve on an ad hoc committee.   The committee  will select its own chairperson,  unless the board designates  otherwise.


Legal Reference:           

      Iowa Code ßß 21; 279.8; 280.12(2)  (1995). 281 I.A.C. 12.3(3),  .3(8); .5(8).


Cross Reference:           

     103      Educational  and Operational  Planning

     211      Open Meetings

     212      Closed  Sessions

     215      Board of Directors'  Records

     605.1   Instructional  Materials  Selection

     900      Principles  and Objectives  for Community  Relations


Approved:  10/14/96                                       Reviewed:    9/18/2017                                              Revised: