School Board Standing Committees

FY 2015

Audit Committee

Charge:

To oversee the Office of Internal Audit and conduct an annual evaluation of the School Board Auditor; to review the annual audit plan and audit budget prepared by the office and submit its recommendation to the School Board; and to review audit reports and proposals and take action to implement recommendations or forward them to the School Board, as appropriate. The School Board shall have final approval authority in regard to the audit plan, the audit budget, and the implementation of any significant recommendations.

Members:

Budget Committee

Charge:

To work with the Superintendent and the Chief Financial Officer in clarifying and articulating the School Board’s budgetary requirements and priorities to the Board of Supervisors and the community.

Members:

  • Patty Reed, Chairman; Kathy Smith, Vice Chairman
  • Staff Liaison: Kristen Michael, Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services

Comprehensive Planning Development

Charge:

To design a recommendation for a comprehensive planning process, monitor that process, and suggest improvements to the Board.

Members:

Governance

Charge:

To support the work of the Board as that work is defined in the Strategic Governance Manual, including the following: I) to define governing values and process recommendations for Board action; 2) to support Board work and self-assessments; 3) to monitor a current one-year calendar of Board work to include: operational expectations, student achievement goals, Board governing principles and commitments, and Board development topics; 4) to review and recommend to the Board proposed modifications to the manual; and 5) to coordinate with consultants retained to support the Board in its work.

Members:

Legislative Liaisons

Charge:

To guide the development of the Board’s legislative program and to provide input to the VSBA legislative program in coordination with the Office of Government Relations; to advocate with the appropriate legislative and governmental bodies; report to the Board on current issues.

Liaisons:

Public Engagement

Charge:

To plan strategies, topics, timelines, and other matters related to Board/community dialogue and to coordinate physical logistics related to the Board's outreach to stakeholders.

Members:

Ad Hoc Committees

Joint Budget Development Committee

Charge:

The committee is charged with undertaking an early review of budget factors heading into Fiscal Year 2016 (begins July 1, 2015) and to provide guidance to both Boards. The Joint Budget Development Committee will deliver a report to the Board of Supervisors and the School Board before the County Executive presents his Advertised Budget and before the Superintendent presents her Proposed Budget in early 2015.

Members:

 

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