Board Committee Descriptions
Communications and Engagement Committee
The Communications & Engagement Committee is responsible for crafting and issuing communications to the ACSD community regarding the Board’s actions and events. The committee is also charged with inviting public comments and questions on Board activities, and engaging the ACSD community in public meetings.
The Facilities Committee oversees all aspects of the Facilities Master Planning process, including a comprehensive audit of the ACSD’s collective resources, as well as collection and analysis of academic, demographic, enrollment, fiscal, and other data relevant to facilities planning decisions.
The Finance Committee routinely reviews all bills on a weekly or biweekly schedule, and is responsible for ensuring the Board exercises fiduciary responsibility, and carries out its mission within budgetary and resource limitations. The committee works the administration during formation of the proposed budget to guide the budget proposal before bringing it to the full board. Two members of the Finance Committee and present invoice summaries at board meetings for full Board approval. Other board members can be integrated into the schedule as desired.
The Negotiations Committee is responsible for negotiating union contracts --also known as collective bargain agreements-- with the District's teachers' and support staff unions. Both are chapters of the Vermont National Education Association.
The committee meets with representatives of the unions starting six months before the expiration of a current contract. Because the work of the committee is negotiating contracts, committee meetings are held in executive session and closed to the public, as allowed under Vermont's Open Meeting Law.
The Policy and Governance Committee is charged with researching and developing policies that reflect the values and mission of the ACSD. The committee is also responsible for ensuring that all District policies are in compliance with Vermont and federal laws and regulations. Policies are developed, adopted, and monitored by the full board. Individual policies are reviewed approximately every 3 years. All policies are posted on the District website under ACSD School Board, Policies and Procedures.
Policies adopted during 2020-21:
9/14/20 C3 Transportation
9/14/20 C29 Equity Policy
10/12/20 B8 Electronic Communications Between Employees and Students
10/26/20 C12 Prevention of Sexual Harassment as Prohibited by Title IX
5/24/21 Homeless Students
5/24/21 Personnel Recruitment, Selection, Appointment
Policies currently in development:
F26 Security Cameras