Board and Superintendent Committees

Superintendent Committees

Facilities Planning Committee

Board Liaisons:  Alexis McQuillan, Scott Newsham, Tom Sauret

Three board members are liaisons to a 32-person committee that is undertaking a lengthy, complex long range educational and facilities planning process.  The committee is appointed, organized and run by district administrators, and ultimately makes recommendations to the superintendent.  Any recommendations made to the full board will come from the superintendent.

Special Education Advisory Committee

Board Liaisons:  Tom Sauret, Judy Ball

Two board members are liaisons to a district advisory committee that is run and organized by a parent leader or president.  This group has bylaws that guide selection of its board members and which cover general working agreements.  District administrators work collaboratively with Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) leadership to develop agendas and topics for discussion.  SEAC includes parents of students receiving special education services, who provide information about the needs of students and families, and ways to improve services for students; all parents of students receiving special education services are welcome to “sit at the table” and participate in committee meetings.  The parents self-select their chair and secretary.  District staff ultimately make any decisions; there is no involvement by the full board as it is an operational matter.

Technology Advisory Committee

Board Liaison:  Bill Kemper

One board member is a liaison with the committee that was appointed, organized and run by district administrators, and which will ultimately make recommendations to the superintendent.  Any recommendations made to the full board will come from the superintendent.

Superintendent Task Forces

Fundraising Task Force

Board Liaison:  Alexis McQuillan

One board member is a liaison with the committee, which will submit to the superintendent a draft fundraising policy that aligns with board policy JBB – Educational Equity, and which address key issues facing all schools in the district.

Sustainability Task Force

Board Liaisons:  Vincent Adams, Scott Newsham

Two board members are liaisons to a 25-person committee that is appointed, organized and run by district administrators, and which makes recommendations to district staff about ways to improve/increase/enhance sustainability efforts throughout the district.  District staff ultimately make the decisions; there is no involvement by the full board as it is an operational matter.

Superintendent Work Groups

District Finance Work Group

Board Liaisons:  Vincent Adams, Judy Ball, Alexis McQuillan

Three board members meet occasionally with the finance director and other budget staff to review complex financial information that will be shared with and/or considered by the full board.  It’s a way for the board to have some “educated” members, who have asked their questions or those they believe will likely be asked by more board members, and be prepared to help their fellow board members understand what is before them.  This work group also reviews applications for the citizen members of the budget committee and then the finance director submits a recommendation to the full board.

Policy Review Work Group

Board Liaisons:  Sami Al-AbdRabbuh, Judy Ball, Bill Kemper

Three board members work with the district’s policy coordinator (PC).  The district subscribes to the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) online policy service; each quarter the PC receives a list of policies with revised language recommended by OSBA, which has already been vetted through OSBA’s legal team for compliance with state and federal laws.  Sometimes staff who are responsible for implementing the policy will recommend additional revisions beyond what OSBA recommends and/or revisions to policies that are not included in OSBA’s lists.  The three board members independently review the recommended revisions and send their suggestions individually to the PC who then compiles them into the draft submitted to the full board for additional revisions and adoption.

Board Liaisons to Other Agencies

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation Board of Trustees

Board Liaison:  Bill Kemper

One board member attends Foundation board meetings and functions.

Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District Budget Committee

Board Liaison:  Tom Sauret

One board member represents the district at committee meetings and for approval of the ESD budget.