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District 230 seeks volunteer committee members

The District 230 School Board is seeking community volunteers to serve on its three advisory committees: Education, Building & Finance, and Student Services. Interested residents should complete and return the application form by June 28. Committee member assignments will begin in August 2024 and will continue through June 2026. 

 

The application can be found at

 

Advisory committees assist the School Board as they determine needed changes or additions either required by State law requirements or necessary due to internal evaluations of current services and processes. The committees are designed as a communication tool to represent the district’s larger audience. An advisory committee’s function is not one of decision–making, but as the voice of all students’ needs as recommendations are being made to and decisions are made by the School Board.


Board Committees shall be comprised of community members, School Board members, staff, and administration. Each member serves an important role in providing insight and expertise regarding topics being considered by the full Board.

 

In providing input to the School Board and administration, committee members must do the following:

  • focus on the best interests of all students without representing a narrow or personal agenda;

  • show courtesy and respect to other members;

  • fully participate in meetings, sharing thoughts openly and listening to others’ points of view;

  • demonstrate high ethical and professional standards;

  • possess interest and experience or expertise related to the subject of the Committee;

  • respond in a timely fashion to requests from the Committee Chair/Recording Secretary;

  • prepare for the meetings by reading packets and noting points to raise;

  • attend monthly meetings regularly throughout the term,

Education Committee. This committee reviews all policies, proposals, and programs related to curriculum and co-curricular program renewal development to provide information and recommendations to the School Board. (Typically meets the first Wednesday of each month.) 

Student Services Committee. This committee reviews all policies, proposals, and programs related to student support services and special services to provide information and recommendations to the School Board. Topics related to social-emotional learning, guidance, Special Education, data and assessment are often discussed. (Typically meets the second Tuesday of each month.)

Building and Finance Committee. This committee reviews all policies and proposals related to the Building/Finance Committee. This committee systematically reviews the financial condition of the district and provides information and recommendations to the School Board on matters of policy, processes, and planning for district finance. This committee oversees all building projects within the district and advises the School Board on the progress of those projects. This committee also reviews topics related to student transportation. (Typically meets the third Monday of each month.)