Board and Superintendent Committees

Superintendent Committees

Bond Oversight Committee

Board Liaison: Jay Conroy

One board member is the liaison to a 7-person committee. The Bond Oversight Committee will actively monitor the Corvallis School District bond program to ensure bond revenues are used only for the purposes consistent with the voter-approved 2018 bond measure and consistent with state law.

The committee will meet quarterly to review reports produced by the district each year the bond proceeds are spent in order to assess general compliance with the bond measure approved by voters.

Special Education Advisory Committee

Board Liaisons:  Sarah Finger McDonald

District administrators work collaboratively with Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) parent leaders 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:  Sami Al-AbdRabbuh

Meetings are organized and facilitated by district administrators. The committee makes recommendations to the superintendent.  Any recommendations made to the full board will come from the superintendent.

Superintendent Task Forces

There are no current Task Force Committees at this time.

Superintendent Work Groups

District Finance Work Group

Board Liaisons:  Vincent Adams, Loren Chavarría

Two board members meet occasionally with the finance and operations 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:  Terese Jones, Sami l-AbdRabbuh

Two board members work with the district’s policy coordinator.  The district subscribes to the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) online policy service; each quarter the policy coordinator 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 two board members independently review the recommended revisions and send their suggestions individually to staff 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: Ed Junkins

One board member attends Foundation board meetings and functions.

Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District Budget Committee

Board Liaison: Sarah Finger McDonald

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