Code No.: 903.1
CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Purpose: To provide for the organization, membership and appointment, communication and
recommendations of citizen advisory committees.
Policy: The Board shall appoint citizen advisory committees when necessary to study matters pertaining
to the educational issues of the District. Such committees shall deal with issues identified and recognized
by school officials. The board shall appoint a school improvement advisory committee to make
recommendations to the board regarding progress achieved through the Comprehensive School
Improvement Plan (CSIP).
The functions of citizen advisory committees shall be clearly defined. Committee representation shall cut
across as many segments of the community population as possible and shall come, whenever possible,
from the various areas in the District.
Membership on the committee shall be balanced in terms of gender and minorities residing in the District,
as much as possible.
The chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the Board. Expenses of committee members
related to the work of the committee shall be paid by the Board, upon presentation and authorization of
The chairperson of a citizen advisory committee shall convene meetings of the membership and proceed
with the assigned task. The chairperson shall maintain liaison with the Superintendent and shall be
responsible for the preparation of a final report to be presented to the Board.
The committee, working under the direction of the chairperson, shall have access to such reasonable
information and resources as is necessary for the successful completion of its work.
The final report to the Board shall contain the findings of the committee and, where appropriate, make
suggestions or recommendations for consideration by the Board.