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BOE Committee Information for 2017-2018

Click here for the 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

  

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 administrators.

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 include:

  • 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 all buildings.

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 technology. 

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.