The Board of Directors will rely on various advisory committees to counsel it as one way to learn about the needs and desires of the school district and its residents. The central purpose of all advisory committees is to contribute to the educational program by conducting studies, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that will help the Board of Directors in the decision making process. The ultimate authority to make decisions will continue to rest with the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors may form citizens' advisory committees at such times and for such specific purposes as the Board of Directors deems necessary. They will function until their assigned goal has been accomplished, or until the Board of Directors dissolves the committee. Generally, citizens' advisory committees will be assigned to investigate areas of the educational program that need development, change, or reorganization, and areas of community involvement in district affairs.
Members will be broadly representative of the community's population, and will be chosen from among residents who have shown an interest in the topic to be studied, or who have a particular expertise relating to the topic.
Once activated, the committee will report periodically to the Board of Directors, keeping it informed of progress and problems. The Board of Directors may designate the intervals at which it will hear from the committee, but any significant developments will be reported as they occur. No announcement may be made by any committee or its members to the public or press until such release has been cleared with the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors will provide citizens' advisory committees with a suitable meeting place and other required facilities until the Board of Directors dissolves the committees.