School Board Committees are useful when a specific issue or project requires more time than what can be accomplished during regular school board meetings. Committees can also leverage individual board member expertise in more depth.
Committees have no power to commit the board or the school district to any decision or course of action unless formally given such authority by the board. The full board is responsible for decisions, but rely on the knowledge and diligence of committee members for sound recommendations.
Currently, our board is represented on two standing (permanent) committees and one ad-hoc (short-term) committee within Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union. All committee meetings of the board are open to the public and minutes are kept as part of the official board record.