4110 Procedure – Citizen Advisory Committees, Task Forces and Advisory Groups

The following guidelines have been prepared to assist a citizen advisory committee, task force or advisory group:

A.    The superintendent or designee will make a specific charge or assignment to the committee.

B.     Appointment of the committee chair will be the prerogative of the superintendent.

C.     The chair or committee/task chair shall follow Administrative Process for Forming District-Level Committees, Task Forces or Groups.

D.    Committees, task forces and groups will be advisory only. The superintendent does not and, under the law cannot, relinquish decision-making responsibilities.

E.     The superintendent will make periodic progress reports to the board; such interim reports as well as the committee’s final findings and recommendations will become matters of public record by virtue of communication to the board in a public board meeting.

F.      Minority recommendations, as well as those of the majority, will be welcomed.

G.    The duration of the life of the committee will be indicated when it is established. The superintendent may authorize the committee to continue its work beyond the original termination date.

H.    Staff consultants and other resource assistance may be made available. The committee may elect to request advice or opinions from others as well, including representative citizens.

I.       Expenses of the committee may be allowed if authorized in advance.

J.       By agreeing to serve, a person indicates his/her willingness to comply with the group norms and with specific guidelines and procedures developed for the committee.

K.    If the committee acts on behalf of the superintendent, conducts hearings, or takes testimony or public comment, its meetings will be open to the public. RCW 42.30.020.

Adopted/Previous Revisions: 01/15/08; 03/15/13
Updated: 09/27/18