The Bossier Parish School Board shall create standing committees from its membership. The duties of standing committees shall be delegated to the committees by the Board as a whole.
The President shall assign a person to chair each standing committee. The committee chair shall appoint committee members. The President may also appoint ad hoc committees.
The President and Vice-President shall be ex-officio members of all committees, and the Superintendent shall serve as advisor to all committees.
Committees shall have deliberative and recommending powers only, unless the School Board by formal action grants the committee the right and responsibility to act on certain specified matters. A committee shall consider only those items referred to it by the President of the School Board, by the Superintendent and/or designee, or by formal School Board action.
The School Board shall maintain the following standing committees:
Administrative Committee – a committee of five (5) members. The
decision of the Administrative Committee is final in student appeals,
such as denial of requests for out-of-district transfers and admission
of foreign exchange students. After hearing an expulsion
appeal, the Committee will make a recommendation to the full Board
for a final vote.
Audit and Security Committee – a committee of five (5) members
Building and Grounds Committee/Planning and Development Committee
Finance Committee – a committee of the whole
In addition, the President will appoint a Military/Legislative Liaison.
Other special committees may from time to time be appointed by the School Board to study specific issues. The membership of any special committees need not be restricted to members of the School Board, but shall include such persons who may have knowledge or interest in the subject studied.
Meetings of School Board standing committees shall be scheduled periodically, provided that the President, Superintendent, or committee chairpersons shall have the authority to call special meetings should the need arise.
Announcement of committee meetings, the time and place of the meetings and the agenda items shall be posted at the central office and distributed by mail and/or e-mail to all members of the School Board and the media at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the committee meeting.
The agenda, time and date of committee meetings shall be tentatively set by the committee chairperson, pending discussion with and approval by both the Superintendent and School Board President of any proposed agenda items and meeting date. Once approved, the committee chairperson shall be notified prior to notification of other members.
All committee meetings shall be advertised according to state statutes and shall be open to the public, except in those instances allowed as provided by state law. A majority of the committee membership shall constitute a quorum for purposes of making recommendations or taking any action that has been previously authorized. Ex-officio members of a committee shall not count towards a quorum and shall not vote on issues.
Minutes shall be taken of the proceedings of all committee meetings. All items brought before committees shall be presented to the School Board with a recommendation from the committee.
Revised: October 4, 2012
Revised: January 9, 2014
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:55, 17:81
Board minutes, 11-6-08, 10-4-12, 1-9-14
Bossier Parish School Board