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  • Section B: Board Governance and Operations



The Committee shall serve as the School Board of Directors’ (Board) liaison with the Superintendent as they seek to implement human resource management systems, policies, and programming that support the vision, mission, and guiding principles of the District. 

The work of the Committee will be guided by the district’s goal to “attract, develop, engage, and retain a  workforce of high performers that are aligned in purpose, teamed in their efforts, and motivated to excel in delivering the highest quality instruction and whole child support to all students.” Among the areas the Committee may be involved in providing guidance and support include, for example: organizational design, human resource planning, employment (recruitment, selection, and onboarding), performance evaluation, mentoring, professional learning and growth, total compensation, labor relations, and school environment. 


Membership of the Human Resources Committee is outlined in Policy BDE. 


The Committee does not act for the Board, but shall serve the Board with information and recommendations on matters related to human resource management systems, policy, and programming.  The Committee does not involve itself with any individual employee personnel matters.  

The Committee will, at a minimum, have the following specific responsibilities:

1.   To request and receive from the Superintendent regular reports on the status of the implementation of human resource management policies, identifying important issues and providing related data and information. 

2.   To identify and bring important matters of human resource management  practices to the attention of the Board, as necessary in workshops or regular sessions. 

3.   To make recommendations on human resource management policy to the Policy Committee and the Board, in consultation with the Superintendent.  

Collective Bargaining Leads - The Board Chair shall appoint the Human Resources Chair as the Lead Negotiator for the collective bargaining. 


  1. The Committee shall meet at least once per month during the school year.

  2. Regular monthly meetings shall be scheduled one month in advance and notice of meetings posted as specifically required by policy. 

  3. Special meetings may be convened by the Committee Chair, or at the request of the Chair of the Board, upon 24 hours notice to the Committee. 

  4. All meetings are open to the public, unless convened in an Executive Session.     

  5. The presence of three Board members of a standing committee shall constitute a quorum for voting purposes. Board members of the standing committee may vote on agenda items. 

  6. In the event that the Chair of a standing committee is unavailable for a scheduled committee meeting, the members of the standing committee will elect one of the members in attendance to act as Chair for the duration of the meeting.

  1. Recommendations may be made to the full Board in the form of a proposed motion and/or a report. 

  2. A standing committee may also forward a matter under discussion to the full Board with no recommendation.  

  3. Standing committee reports will be included as an agenda item for all regular Board meetings.

  4. Any item referred to a standing committee by the Board shall be reported on at the next regular Board meeting whenever practicable. 

  5. The standing committee’s report to the Board should indicate work completed or progress made to date. The report may include the recommendation for continued standing committee study.

  6. The Committee Chair or designee shall provide a written report to the Board at regular Board meetings. 

  7. 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. 


Legal Reference:  1 M.R.S.A. § 401 et seq.


Adopted:   06/01/09

Revised: 11/01/10

Revised: 10/16/17

Revised: 6/6/22

Revised: 10/30/23


  • Section B