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Amarillo ISD
188901

PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESS:
DISTRICT-LEVEL

 

BQA (LOCAL)

 


 

 

DISTRICT-LEVEL COMMITTEE

In compliance with Education Code 11.251, the District-Level Committee shall advise the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District's educational goals, objectives, and major Districtwide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee. The committee shall serve exclusively in an advisory role.

CHAIRPERSON

The Superintendent shall be the Board's designee. The Superintendent shall appoint a facilitator. The Superintendent may establish procedures for selection of a chairperson. The Superintendent shall meet with the committee periodically.

MEETINGS

The committee facilitator shall set its agenda, and shall schedule at least four meetings per year; additional meetings may be called as needed.All committee meetings shall be held outside of the regular school day.

DUTIES OF COMMITTEE

The committee shall perform duties as described in BQA(LEGAL).

COMPOSITION

The committee shall be composed of 36 members who shall represent campus-based professional staff, District-level professional staff, parents, businesses, and the community. At least two-thirds of the District and campus professional staff shall be classroom teachers. The remaining staff representatives shall be professional nonteaching District- and campus-level staff.

PARENTS

The committee shall include four parents of students currently enrolled within the District, selected in accordance with administrative procedures. The Superintendent shall, through various channels, inform all parents of District students about the committee's duties and composition, and shall solicit volunteers. [See BQA(LEGAL)]

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

The committee shall include four community members selected by a process that provides for adequate representation of the community's diversity, in accordance with administrative procedures. The Superintendent shall use several methods of communication to ensure that community residents are informed of the committee and are provided the opportunity to participate, and shall solicit volunteers. All community member representatives must reside in the District.

BUSINESS
REPRESENTATIVES

The committee shall include four business people, selected by a process that provides for adequate representation of the community's diversity, in accordance with administrative procedures. The Superintendent shall use several methods of communication to ensure that community residents are informed of the committee and are provided the opportunity to participate, and shall solicit volunteers. Business member representatives need not reside in nor operate businesses in the District.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

 

The campus-level members shall consist of:

  1. Elementary grade-level, Pre-K-5; Districtwide 4 Clusters 4 8 members
  2. Secondary grade-level, 6-12: Middle school/Districtwide 2 High school/Districtwide 2 Clusters 4 8 members

The District-level/campus-level nonteaching members shall consist of eight District-level/campus-level nonteaching professional members who shall be nominated by and elected from the District-level professional staff.

DISTRICT-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL STAFF

 

For purposes of this policy, District-level professional staff shall be defined as professionals who have responsibilities at more than one campus, including, but not limited to, central office staff.

Each representative shall be nominated by and elected from the representative grouping.

COMMUNITY INPUT

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the District-level committee obtains broad-based community, parent, and staff input and provides information to those persons on a systematic basis. Methods of communication shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Periodic meetings to gather input and provide information on the work of the committee. These meetings shall be advertised in District publications and through the media.
  2. Articles in in-house publications regarding work of the committee.
  3. Regular news releases to the media in the District regarding the work of the committee.
  4. Periodic reports to the principals on the work of the committee that may be posted on campus bulletin boards.

ELECTIONS

An employee's affiliation or lack of affiliation with any organization or association shall not be a factor in either the nomination or election of representatives on the committee. [See also DGA]

The consent of each nominee shall be obtained before the person's name may appear on the ballot. Election of the committee shall be held in the fall of each school year at a time determined by the Board or its designee. Nomination and election shall be conducted in accordance with this policy and administrative regulations.

TERMS

Representatives shall serve staggered two-year terms and shall be limited to two consecutive terms on the committee. After the initial election or selection, representatives shall draw lots, within each representative category, to determine the length of initial terms.

VACANCY

If a vacancy occurs among the representatives on the council during a term, the position may be filled by the Districtwide Educational Advisory Council. The representative appointed shall serve for the remainder of that year. A permanent representative shall be elected at the next scheduled election. An appointed member shall be from the same representative group as the member leaving the committee.

If a representative changes assignment in the District, he or she will complete the current year of the term. A new representative will be elected at the next scheduled election.

OTHER ADVISORY GROUPS

The existence of the District-level committee shall not affect the authority of the Board or its designee to appoint or establish other advisory groups or task forces to assist it in matters pertaining to District instruction.

 


 

DATE ISSUED: 11/18/1996
LDU-47-96
BQA(L)-X

 


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