Policy Committee Meetings
The Policy Committee generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The Committee members consider both new subject matters for policy consideration as well as systematically review existing policy to ensure that they reflect current practices and are in compliance with state and federal law. Some policies have an accompanying Administrative Regulation which provides more detailed information about process and procedure matters related to the Policy.
Board Policy Adoption and Repeal Process
After the committee has reviewed proposed revisions to a board policy, and if the committee is recommending the revisions to the full board, the policy will be listed on a legislative meeting agenda for the board’s consideration and approval on a first-reading basis. After the first reading, the policy will return to the committee for a second look, and, if no further substantive changes are made, the policy will be listed on a legislative meeting agenda for the board’s consideration a second time. If the board approves, the revisions will be adopted. If the committee proposes additional substantive revisions to a policy between the first reading and the time of adoption, the policy will be re-reported to the committee for a new first reading. When policies are recommended for repeal, the process is the same, and the policy committee agenda will reflect the reason for the repeal, such as the policy is no longer legally required, a change in internal practice or consolidation into other policies.
Co-chair Julie Haywood presided over the virtual policy committee on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, with co-chair Dan Schultz and board member Jennifer Lowman, administrators and solicitor in attendance. No policies were up for adoption, however, several were listed as first read at the January legislative board meeting, including:
Policy 006 Meetings (2016) updated for virtual meetings / COVID-19;
Policy 007 Remote Attendance and Participation at Board Meetings updated for virtual meetings / COVID-19 (NEW);
Policy and AR 226 Student Searches (2017);
Policy 253 Requests for Evaluations for College (2005) for repeal as evaluation procedures are captured in special education policies);
Policy 310/410 Abolishing a Position (1992) for repeal due to content being addressed in Policy 311;
Policy and AR 311 Suspension and Furloughs/Layoffs (1992/1998) change to “Reduction in Staff”;
Policy 317 Disciplinary Procedures (2015/1993);
Policy 318 Penalties for Tardiness (1992) change to “Attendance Expectations”;
Policy 334 Sick Leave (2009);
Policy and AR 354 Sabbatical Leave (2005);
Policy 411/511 Suspension and Furloughs/Layoffs (1992/1998) for repeal due to renumbering, renaming and consolidation of policies;
Policy 417/517 Disciplinary Procedures (2015/1993) for repeal
Policy 418/518 Penalties for Tardiness (1992) for repeal due to renumbering, renaming and consolidation of policies;
Policy 434/534 Sick Leave (2009) for repeal due to renumbering and consolidation of policies); and
Policy 454 Sabbatical Leave (2005) for repeal due to renumbering and consolidation of policies;
The next Policy Committee meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 8 a.m.