BOE Committee Information for 2017-2018
The Board of Education invites the community to participate in planning the future direction of the Elwood School District. All committee meetings are open to the public. With the exception of the Audit Committee, there is no longer an application process to be a member of a committee. All are welcome to participate. Please click on the above link for a schedule of meetings for 2017-18.
Curriculum : This committee will be charged with
reviewing and making recommendations to the Board of Education on a wide
range of topics regarding K-12 curriculum. In addition to community
residents, the members of the committee will include district
Audit Committee: This committee's
primary task is to ensure that audit findings and other accountability
issues receive adequate oversight. This committee fulfills the second
item in the New York State Comptroller's Five-Point Plan to increase
financial accountability for schools. The Five-Point Plan requires
audit committees for school districts to ensure that audit findings and
other accountability issues receive adequate oversight. The audit
committee's role is ultimately advisory, and responsibility for auditor
selection and reviewing and approving the financial statements rests
with the full school board. The Schools Financial Accountability
Coalition developed explicit roles and duties for the committee which
- Oversight of internal and external audit work.
- Oversight of the internal and external auditor selection process.
- Review of district financial statements before presentation to the Board.
- Monitoring of any district corrective action plan.
Citizens Finance / Budget Advisory : The
Committee functions in an advisory capacity under the direction of
the Board of Education. The Board can utilize the committee members'
broad perspective and various expertise in a review of the economic
landscape, district assets and liabilities, the annual budget, and
future budgets to create greater clarity of school finances and
understanding regarding the budget proposal.
Safety : The
Elwood District is committed to promoting safe and healthy learning
environments where students are secure in their pursuit of educational
success. This committee will be charged with addressing issues of school
safety and will make recommendations to the Board of Education relative
to the development and implementation of district-wide safety plans in
Facilities : This committee will
be charged with making recommendations to keep all buildings and grounds
of the Elwood UFSD in good repair and maintained within a high standard
of safety, cleanliness, and functionality to foster an outstanding
educational environment for our students and staff. The committee will
work collaboratively to address all pertinent issues and make reports
and recommendations to the Board of Education and Superintendent. In
addition, this committee will be charged with making recommendations to
the Board of Education relative to the projected needs of facilities and
the corresponding costs associated with maintaining the high quality
learning environments and athletic facilities that currently exist.
Technology : The
Elwood BOE Technology committee is charged with making recommendations
to the Board of Education relative to the use of administrative and
instructional technology. Consideration will be given to the present and
future needs along with the corresponding costs to maintain flexible,
21st century learning environments and efficient administrative
Health and Nutrition : This
committee will be charged with making recommendations to the Board of
Education relative to compliance with NYSED requirements regarding food
and nutrition in our schools.
Legislative Committee: This
committee will function in an advisory capacity under the direction of
the Board of Education. The committee will help coordinate residents,
community groups, employees and other interested parties to lobby
legislators and local officials regarding matters of education law,
employment law, and funding that would be beneficial to the Elwood Union
Free School District.