(This policy exists to be used if a Board committee is created. This policy will only be included in Board annual self-assessment should a committee exist during that year.)
The Board may create committees if they are deemed helpful to the Board in the performance of its responsibilities. If committees are established, they will be used exclusively to support the work of the Board as described in Policy GC-3, Board Job Description, and will never be created or used to assist the Superintendent in any operational area.
5.1 Board committees and other such entities, by whatever name created by the Board, will not direct, advise, assist or oversee the Superintendent or staff. Committees customarily will prepare recommendations for Board consideration. Board committees will have no authority over staff and may exercise demands on staff time and organizational resources only to the extent authorized in this policy.
5.2 Board committees may not speak or act for the Board. The responsibilities and authority of all Board committees are carefully stated in this policy to assure that committees fully understand their duties and extent of authority, and to assure that committee work will not usurp or conflict with the Board’s own authority or conflict with authority delegated to the Superintendent.
5.3 All Board committees are considered to be ad hoc, or temporary. The termination date of each committee is listed in this policy. Committees may be renewed or reauthorized upon their expiration, but unless the Board acts to renew the committee’s existence, it shall cease to exist upon the date specified.
5.4 Board committees may or may not include members of the Board.
5.5 All Board committee meetings are subject to the requirements of the public meetings law.
5.6 All Board committees are listed in GC-5E, Board Committees.
06/24/19 / Governance Process (GP) Policies changed to Governance Culture (GC)
Monitoring Method: Board self-assessment
Monitoring Frequency: Annually
Lake Washington School District Board of Directors