BOE Committee Descriptions

Audit

Focus: To oversee and report to the Board on the annual independent audit of the District’s records. The committee shall recommend the selection of the independent and internal auditors and continue on through the review of significant internal and external audit findings.  

Community Member Seats: max 3

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, early mornings or evenings

Board of Education Members: Sue Childs, Jackie De Angelis, Will Treves

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Jim Hricay, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Dr. Cheryl H. Champ, Superintendent of Schools

Authentic Learning/Curriculum

Focus: The Authentic Learning/Curriculum Committee will explore, study and implement the action steps of this goal area in the District’s Strategic Plan. Specifically, the committee will be looking at ways to advance relevant and authentic experiences for all students, and exploring how the District’s use of time and space can better support these efforts.

Community Member Seats: max 4

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, mornings

Board of Education Members: Jackie De Angelis, Jessica DeDomenico, Ian Rowe

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Dr. Alice Bowman, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, Traci Holtz, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel services

Advocacy and Community Engagement

Focus: To evaluate and improve two-way communication with the community and to advocate for the educational interests of our students and Public Education at both the state and local levels.

Community Member Seats: max 6

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, mornings

Board of Education Members: Jessica DeDomenico, Natalie Marrero, Will Treves

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Dr. Cheryl H. Champ, Superintendent of Schools, Alex Wolff, Public Information Officer. 

Cultural Competence/ Diversity

Focus: The Cultural Competence Committee will oversee the implementation of the action steps of this goal area in the District’s Strategic Plan. Specifically, the committee will work with District wide staff to support efforts to increase student voice and agency, align curriculum to reflect principles, values and lessons of inclusivity and equity, incorporate culturally responsive theory and practice, and build a more diverse and culturally proficient staff.

Community Member Seats: max 8

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, 3:30pm

Board of Education Members: Jackie De Angelis, Ian Rowe

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Dr. Cheryl H. Champ, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Garcia, Executive Director for Human Resources & Leadership

Facilities

Focus: The Facilities Committee will oversee both short and long term facilities planning and maintenance and will assist in oversight of completion of the 2018 Capital Projects. This committee will make recommendations to the Board as needed.

Community Member Seats: max 3

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, mornings/afternoons

Board of Education Members: Dr. Michael Owen-Michaane, Sue Childs, Natalie Marrero

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Dr. Cheryl H. Champ, Superintendent of Schools, Jim Hricay, Assistant Superintendent for Business, John Condon, Director of Facilities 

Safety and Security

Focus: The District's Safety & Security Committee works to assess and improve the security of our buildings and ensure that our students and staff are safe in and around the school facilities.

Community Member Seats: max 2

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, mornings

Board of Education Members: Dr. Michael Owen-Michaane, Jackie De Angelis

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Dr. Cheryl H. Champ, Superintendent of Schools, Jim Hricay, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Traci Holtz, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, John Condon, Director of Facilities 

Wellness

Focus: The Wellness Committee works as an oversight committee to maintain and/ or implement new programs and strategies through a perspective of best practices for the social and emotional wellness of our students K-12. This committee will be looking at ways to advance the district’s efforts to support the whole child.

Community Member Seats: max 4

Expected Meeting Frequency/Time: 4 meetings per year, 3:30pm

Board of Education Members: Dr. Michael Owen-Michaane, Jessica DeDomenico

Administrator/Staff Representatives: Traci Holtz, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, Jim Hricay, Assistant Superintendent for Business