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  • Effective: 6/13/1995
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board authorizes establishment of Department Advisory Councils to provide an orderly, professional means of improving program coordination and communications within departments for classified employees.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Department Advisory Councils shall be administered as follows:

    1. Organization and Operation
      1. Department Advisory Councils shall be composed of representatives mutually appointed by the employee agent and the  department administrator.  Employee agent representatives will be appointed yearly by the employee agent group.
      2. The council membership shall select a chairman to serve for a one-year term.
      3. Councils shall address issues and items of business introduced by the council members with the exception of administrative policies and programs which are outside the purview of the department.
      4. Each council shall meet monthly or as often as business dictates.
      5. Minutes of each council meeting shall be kept and distributed to department employees, Superintendent, Administrator of Auxiliary Services, Administrator of Human Resources, and the employee agent group.
      6. Based upon District and department needs, new Department Advisory Councils may be developed as needed.  Classified employees who are not served by a Department Advisory Council shall continue to direct concerns to the District Advisory Council.
    2. Council Membership
      1. Custodial Advisory Council:  Membership shall include one high school head custodian, one middle school head custodian, one year-round and one traditional elementary head custodian, one lead custodian, one assistant custodian, one Custodial Specialist, one custodial representative, and the Director of Custodial and Energy Services.
      2. Nutrition Services Advisory Council:  Membership shall include one high school manager, one middle school manager, one year-round and one traditional elementary manager, one traditional, one year-round and one secondary nutrition services worker, one secondary lunch clerk, one nutrition services representative, the Director of Nutrition Services, and one coordinator designated by the director.
      3. Maintenance Advisory Council:  Membership shall include one representative from each of the following trades—audio visual, carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, trade repairs, HVAC, mechanical, and grounds plus one maintenance representative, the Director of Facility Services, and one lead person designated by the director.
      4. Transportation Advisory Council:  Membership shall include one bus driver, one bus attendant, one mechanic, one special education driver, one transportation representative, the Director of Transportation, the transportation coordinator(s) and the secretary.

    • Effective: 10/28/1975
    • Revision: 9/8/2009

  1. Board Policy
    Issues relating to the effective and efficient functioning of schools are best resolved at the lowest local level.  The Board authorizes the establishment of School Advisory Councils for the purpose of communicating areas of concern in the individual schools.
  2. Administration Policy
    The Board authorizes the Administration to operate the School Advisory Councils according to the following:
    Guidelines

    1. A School Advisory Council shall be established in each school from the faculty of that school to provide for orderly and professional means of improving program coordination and communications within the school.
      1. Division Organization
        1. High Schools
          One representative from the non-academic subject areas, one representative from the academic subject areas, one certificated employee agent faculty representative, one representative from the counseling staff, the principal, and one assistant principal designated by the principal.
        2. Middle Schools
          One representative from the non-academic subject areas, one representative from the academic subject areas, one licensed employee agent faculty representative, one representative from the counseling staff, the principal, and one assistant principal designated by the principal.
        3. Elementary Schools
          One representative from the primary grades, one representative from the intermediate grades, one licensed employee agent faculty representative, and the principal.
      2. Additional participation or representation on the Council will be determined by the Council as needs arise.
      3. Teacher representatives and the counselor will be elected by the teaching staff.
      4. It shall be possible for individual members of the Council to introduce any items of business or points of view to be considered by the Council.
      5. Minutes shall be recorded on the School Advisory Council Committee minutes form and approved by the Council before distribution throughout the school and to the appropriate Administrator of Schools.
      6. The Council should meet monthly or more frequently if business dictates.  The chairman will be elected by the Council.  The operating procedures of the Council will be determined by the Council.
      7. The Council work shall not carry over into the administration of policies and programs.
      8. All items of business or recommendations coming from this Council are advisory only.
    2. Request for Review
      Informal Steps

      1. Issues of concern or discussion shall first be communicated to the person(s) involved in the matter with the objective of resolving the issues informally and making it clear that a review by the School Advisory Council may be considered.
      2. If the issue cannot be resolved within fifteen (15) working days, those initiating the review may contact the School Advisory Council to review the matter.  All issues must first be reviewed by the School Advisory Council.  This step may be waived only if the principal is the subject of the issue.
      3. If resolution is not achieved through steps 1. and 2., the chairman and/or co-chairs of the School Advisory Council may request in writing a review of the matter by the Administrator of Schools.   A summary of the findings and conclusions of the School Advisory Council shall be included with the request for review.  A copy of the request shall be given to the school principal.
      4. The Administrator of Schools will convene a review committee made up of Administrator of Schools, the Planning and Student Services administrator and two representatives from the licensed employee agent.
      5. A summary of the Review Committee findings and conclusions will be prepared by the Administrator of Schools and sent to the requesting party within twenty (20) working days of the receipt of the request for review.  The conclusions of the Review Committee are final.

  • Effective: 10/28/1975
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board authorizes the establishment of a Classified District Advisory Council for the purpose of communicating areas of concern by employee groups within the District.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The District Advisory Council shall operate according to the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. The Classified Advisory Council shall be composed of the Administrator of Human Resources, the Administrator of Auxiliary Services, the Human Resources administrator assigned to classified employees and representatives appointed by the employee agent.  The chairperson will be a member of the employee agent leadership.
    2. A calendar of meeting times will be developed by September 1 of each year to discuss and study issues mutually agreed upon.  A copy of the agenda will be provided to the Administrator of Human Resources, the Administrator of Auxiliary Services, and the Human Resources Classified Administrator on the Wednesday prior to each meeting.  If no agenda items are submitted by the Wednesday prior to the meeting, the scheduled meeting will be canceled.
    3. The Council may appoint ad hoc committees to study and report upon subjects agreed upon by the Council.
    4. Meetings of the Council shall be held other than regular working hours.  If circumstances should require that a meeting be held during working hours, committee members may be excused from their regular duties without loss of pay.
    5. All items of business or recommendations coming from this Council are advisory only.
    6. Minutes of each meeting shall be distributed to the committee membership.
    7. The employee agent leadership will present business items to the Superintendent on the fourth Monday of each month.

  • Effective: 10/28/1975
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 4/26/13

  1. Board Policy
    The Board authorizes the establishment of a Licensed Advisory Council for the purpose of communicating areas of concern by employee groups within the District.
  2. Administration Policy
    The Administration shall operate the District Advisory Council according to the following:
    Guidelines

    1. The Council shall be composed of five (5) members designated annually by the employee agent:  the Administrator of Human Resources, the Human Resources Licensed Administrator, and one principal representative from each of the high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.  The chairperson will be determined annually by the Council.
    2. The Council shall meet at least once a month during the school year to discuss and study subjects mutually agreed upon relating to the school system.
    3. The Council is empowered to appoint ad hoc committees to study and report upon subjects agreed upon by the Council.
    4. The clerical expenses of the Council and its subcommittees shall be paid by the Board.
    5. Meetings of the Council shall be held at other than regular school hours.  If circumstances should require that a meeting be held during school hours, committee members may be excused from their regular duties without loss of pay.
    6. All items of business or recommendations coming from this Council are advisory only.