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. View infographic>>>
With co-chair Julie Haywood presiding, the Policy Committee convened over Zoom on Wednesday, May 25 for its monthly meeting. The agenda included five policies up for adoption at the Tuesday, June 14 legislative board meeting (old business), and five policies up for discussion (new business). Items up for adoption were Policy 620 Designation of Fund Balance (2011), which will be changed to “Fund Balance”; Policy 622 Financial Reporting (2008), which will be changed to “Capital Assets and GASB Statement 34”; Policy 610 Purchases (2014), which will be changed to “Procurement” (administrative regulation to be posted); Policy 711 Naming of Facilities (2008), which will be changed to “Naming Rights”; and Policy 258 Gender Expansive and Transgender Students (2016) (administrative regulation to be posted). Policies up for discussion included Policies 362/462/562 Outside Employment and Outside Business Interests, Policy 702 Gifts, Grants, and Donations (2012); Policy 801 Public Access to School Records (2008); Policy 256 Student Accidents and Injuries (2012), which is up for repeal; and Policy 609 Investment of District Funds (2008). The final Policy Committee meeting of the school year is Wednesday, June 22 at 8 a.m. on Zoom. Video>