Windsor CUSD #1                                                                                                       2:150


School Board


2:150 Committees 1










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. 2 Board committee meetings shall comply with the Open Meetings Act. 3 A Board committee may not take final action on behalf of the Board – it may only make recommendations to the Board. 4






Special Board Committees 5






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 6 7






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






1. Board Policy Committee8 This committee researches policy issues, and provides information and recommendations to the Board.


Consult the board attorney concerning the status of two mandatory committees- the PERA ( performance Education Reform Act )  joint committee and the RIF ( Reduction in Workforce) joint committee ( 105 ILCS 5/ 24A-4 ( b) and 5/24-12 (c) , respectively. These committees perform administrative/staff work and do not need to report directly to the board. Thus, most attorneys  think they can be superintendent committees that do not trigger OMA  [ the Open Meetings Act ] ( see f/n 10 ). OMA compliance will be needed for any joint committee: (1) that is treated as a board committee, (2) when three or more board members are present, or (3) when the board attorney advises that the OMA applies (e.g., interepts  either joint committee  to be a district public body created by the legislator).

A board must appoint or approve a Concussion  Oversight Team   and charge it   with establishing protocols for return to play and return to learn for students who have suffered a concussion or head injury ( Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act, 105ILCS 5/22-80 (d) . added by P.A.  99—245; if approved  by the House and signed by the Governor, SB219 will extend the effective date to the 2016-2017  school year ).  As this is administrative/ staff work  rather than governance work, the best practice is to nave the Concussion Oversight Team be an administrative committee, but consult the board attorney for guidance. Section 22-80 (d) identifies who must be one each Concussion Oversight Team. A physician, to the extent possible, must be on the team. If the school employs and athletic trainer and/or a nurse, that must be on the team to the extend  practicable. The team must include, at a minimum, one person who is responsible for implementing and complying with the return to play and return to learn protocol s adopted by the team. Other licensed health care professionals may be appointed to serve on the team. See 7:305, Student Athletic Concussions and head injuries.





2. Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee9 This committee assists in the development of student discipline policy and procedure. 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, and provides information and recommendations to the board.







3. Behavioral Interventions Committee10 This committee develops and monitors procedures for using behavioral interventions in accordance with Board policy 7:230Misconduct by Students with Disabilities. 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. 11




















5 ILCS 120.






105 ILCS 5/10-20.14 and 5/14-8.05.























Updated 11-18-15