BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEES

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this committee system is an effort to increase the involvement of board members and patrons in the operation of school district affairs. Most people work better, more enthusiastically, and at a higher level of motivation when they are given a reasonable degree of freedom to act and to contribute. When effective, the participative leadership style of the committee structure can establish a work climate in which the potential power of people is unleashed.

COMMITTEES

Design & Construction Committee
Overview
The committee advises the board on construction and facility-related issues such as bids, change orders, easements, construction projects, construction contracts, and long-range capital improvement projects. The committee meets at 3:45 p.m. at the Board Office. 

Board Members
Brandon Parks and Rob Shippy

Meeting Dates

  • August 11, 2021

  • September 1, 2021

  • September 29, 2021

  • October 20, 2021

  • November 17, 2021

  • December 15, 2021

  • January 26, 2022

  • February 23, 2022

  • March 23, 2022

  • April 20, 2022

  • May 18, 2022

  • July 13, 2022

Educational Services Advisory Committee
Overview
The committee reviews topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including proposed curriculum and textbook adoptions. The committee also reviews the accreditation process and progress, Curriculum Standards, Building Report Cards, and Federal programs. 
The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Board Office.

Board Members
Brandon Parks and Lana Sutton

Meeting Dates

  • September 1, 2021

  • October 20, 2021

  • January 19, 2022

  • March 23, 2022

  • May 4, 2022

Educational Services - Special Education - Advisory Committee
Overview
The committee reviews topics related to special education including support for students, staff, and parents. The committee also reviews state performance indicators, as well as state and federal programs.
The committee meets at 10:00 a.m. at the Board Office.

Board Members
Kristen Schultz and Robin Stout

Meeting Dates

  • September 1, 2021

  • October 20, 2021

  • January 19, 2022

  • March 23, 2022

  • May 4, 2022

Finance & Internal Operations Committee
Overview
The committee reviews the business activity of the school district. The group is also responsible for oversight of the operating, special revenue, capital outlay, disbursements, special fund transfers, and bond funds
. Meetings dates for the 2021-22 school year will be posted in advance to coincide with Board Meetings.  

Board Members
Rob Shippy

Meeting Dates

  • TBD

Legislative Committee
Overview
The committee educates the community about educational issues in the legislature and garners support for these issues.  Develops a set of recommendations that are submitted to members of the Kansas Legislature. 
Meeting dates are on an as-needed basis.

Board Members
Rob Shippy and Robin Stout

Planning & Facilities Committee
Overview
The committee advises the board on demographic planning, enrollment projections, facility design, school utilization, school boundaries, and purchase of land. Meeting dates are on an as-needed basis.

Board Members
Rob Shippy and Lana Sutton

Technology Committee
Overview
The committee reviews, advises, and recommends strategic and tactical plans to implement and use technology in all areas of district operations. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Board Office.

Board Members
Brandon Parks

Meeting Dates

  • September 16, 2021

  • November 11, 2021

  • February 17, 2022

  • April 14, 2022

Wellness Committee
Overview
The committee is charged with developing and implementing a District Wellness Policy taking into consideration the guidelines developed by the Kansas State Board of Education. There are four Model guidelines: Nutrition, Nutrition Promotion, and Education, Physical Activity, and Integrated School-Based Wellness. The committee reviews the model guidelines and determines what has been met district-wide and what areas need to be developed. The committee meets at 2:00 p.m. at the Board Office.

Board Members
Kristen Schultz

Meeting Dates

  • October 13, 2021

  • February 16, 2022