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  • Section B: Board Governance and Operations


While each of the Board’s standing committees will have a specific charge, all standing committees will have the responsibility to clarify issues, research information, and/or develop recommendations for action for consideration by the entire Board.

Requirements for Establishment of Standing Committees

All standing committees shall be established by vote of the Board. A motion to establish a standing committee shall state the purpose and responsibilities of the committee (the “charge”) and set the number of members comprising the committee.

Established Standing Committees

The Board will create the following standing committees to work in the defined areas of responsibility.

  1. Finance -To review expenditures and sign warrants at the RSU Office, annually meet with auditors to review management letters, and discuss financial issues with administration. 

  2. Policy -To research timely topics, review existing policies on a regular basis, i.e. on a 3-year cycle, and propose new or amended policies, or the elimination of existing policies for consideration by the whole Board. 

  3. Facilities and Operations - 

    1. To review the needs for space. 

    2. To develop a long-range plan for facilities, grounds, transportation, and capital needs. 

    3. To make recommendations to the Board. 

  4. Human Resources 

    1. To negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

    2. To meet and discuss employment issues with the members of the Administrative Council, and make recommendations regarding compensation of all employees. 

    3. To meet as required by the collective bargaining agreement to review, discuss, and make recommendations regarding stipend positions. 

  5. Communications -To provide effective communication to the public regarding Board responsibilities and the rules governing meetings of the Board and its committees and support and provide feedback regarding the district's communications plan.

  6. Curriculum Development and Adoption -To oversee and maintain effective curriculum oversight and coordination.

Standing Committee Membership

The Chair of the Board, after conferring with the Vice Chair, will appoint all Board standing committee members. Committees may include up to five (5) members of the Board.

Appointment of Administrative Representatives

The Superintendent will appoint all representatives of the professional staff. 

Community Participation

RSU 21 encourages the regular participation of community members. The expertise and input from our community are vital to the decision making process of the Board and its Standing and Advisory Committees. 

Advisory Committees

The Board retains the right to establish advisory committees as it judges necessary to meet a specific or short term need. These advisory committees will be created with a specific character/purpose and be given a tentative timeline for reporting back to the Board. A written charge to the Committee specifying the roles, responsibilities, membership, duration, and reports to the Board will be issued by the Board.

The Chair of the Board may appoint member(s) to advisory committees or boards to represent the Board and facilitate communication.

Cross reference:          

BDEA Finance Committee

BDEB Policy Committee

BDEC Facilities and Operations Committee  

BDED Human Resources Committee

BDEE Communications Committee

IGA Curriculum Development and Adoption 

Adopted: 06/01/09 

Amended: 11/01/10 

Amended: 10/15/12 

Amended: 10/16/17

Amended: 8/2/21

Revised: 4/25/22

Revised: 10/16/23


  • Section B