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BDE-BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES
BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES
The MSAD #11 Board believes that standing committees can be useful to its decision-making process and in the transaction of MSAD #11 Board business. The MSAD #11 Board may establish such standing committees as it deems necessary to facilitate school unit governance and address ongoing school unit needs. A standing committee has only such authority as specified by the MSAD #11 Board.
All standing committees shall be comprised of less than a majority of the MSAD #11 Board.
All standing committee meetings are open to the public except as provided by the Freedom of Access Law and the Municipal Public Employees Labor Relations Law.
Establishment and Functions of Standing Committees
The following provisions apply to the establishment and functions of standing committees:
A. All standing committees shall be established by vote of the MSAD #11 Board. All standing committees shall be comprised of six members and a quorum for a committee meeting will be three (3) members. A motion to establish a standing committee shall state the purpose and responsibilities of the committee (the charge).
B. The MSAD #11 Board Chair will appoint members to a standing committee from among the membership of the MSAD #11 Board, with consideration given to equitable geographic representation. For existing standing committees, appointments will be made at or as soon as practicable after the MSAD #11 School Board’s bi-annual organizational meeting. The Chair will also appoint members to standing committees as vacancies occur on the MSAD #11 Board due to municipal elections.
C. Standing Committee members may request reassignment to standing committee vacancies on standing committees that occur prior to the MSAD #11 Board’s next organizational meeting. The MSAD #11 Board Chair may grant such requests but is not obligated to do so.
D. Each standing committee will elect its own chair, biannually after the MSAD #11 Board organizational meeting, or as needed.
E. The Superintendent shall be the ex officio (non-voting) member of all standing committees.
F. Any MSAD #11 Board member may attend standing committee meetings and participate in discussion, but only appointed members of the committee may vote.
G. Except as authorized by law or MSAD #11 Board action, a standing committee may research issues and make recommendations for MSAD #11 Board action, but may not act for the MSAD #11 Board.
H. A standing committee may be abolished at any time by a vote of the MSAD #11 Board.
I. The number of members on a standing committee and/or the responsibilities of a standing committee may be modified at any time by a vote of the MSAD #11 Board.
J. If there is not a quorum, the Chair or the Vice Chair can be a voting member of all standing committees, if not an appointed member of the Committee.
Authorization/Appointment of Standing Committees
The MSAD #11 Board shall have the following standing committees:
Policy & Personnel
Finance & Facilities
The MSAD #11 Board may establish other standing committees it deems necessary in accordance with this policy.
Legal Reference: 1 M.R.S.A. § 401 et seq.
Adopted: Prior to 1985
Revised: 6/5/86; 1/1/90; 10/1/92; 3/5/04; 6/15/2006; 6/4/2009; 12/3/2009; 6/2/2011; 3/7/2013