Board Policy 102 – Participation by the Public
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102.01 Parent-Teacher Associations/Organizations (Revised 4/12/10)(Reviewed 7/13/15)
102.02 Board Advisory Committees (Reviewed 10/22/07) (Revised 12/12/11)
102.03 Citizen Committees: Membership and Appointment (Deleted 5/8/00)
102.04 Citizen Committees Communication Recommendations (Deleted 5/8/00)
102.05 Citizen Involvement in Curriculum Study (Revised 4/26/10)(Revised 7/13/15)
102.06 Citizen Assistance to School Personnel (Deleted 4/26/10)
102.07 Long-Range Needs Assessment (Reviewed 10/22/07)(Revised 4/8/13)
Parent-Teacher Associations/Organizations may be established for each attendance unit in the District.
The building administrator for each attendance unit shall serve as the officer representing the District. Each association/organization shall determine their own rules governing membership and attendance. The school-related activities shall be evaluated by the administrator assigned to that attendance center.
- Cross Reference: Board Policy 103.09 Soliciting Funds from Students
- By action of the Board 9/20/76, 12/13/82; Reviewed 1/26/98; Revised 03/17/03, Revised 4/12/10
- Edited 03/03, 4/10; Reviewed 7/13/15
Board Advisory Committees
The Board may from time to time appoint Board Advisory Committees to study matters pertaining to the educational needs of the school district. Such committees shall deal with specific needs identified and recognized by school officials.
Such needs may be recommended for study by staff members or groups, interested lay people, and/or community organizations generally related to the schools.
The assignment of any committee so formed by the Board shall be clearly stated in the Board resolution establishing the committee. Such a statement shall include whether the committee is to make recommendations, findings, or merely to gather information. The functions of citizen advisory committees shall be fulfilled upon making a final report to the Board.
Final selection of Board Advisory Committees shall be made by the Board as a whole. Membership should be limited to individuals who are willing to devote time and attention to the matter under consideration. As a matter of basic policy, such committees shall be representative of the community as a whole and membership should, whenever possible, come from various areas in the school district.
Expenses of the committee members shall be reimbursed by the Board if the expenses are approved in advance by the Board. The District shall provide a meeting place for these committees. All board-appointed Board Advisory Committees are subject to the rules and procedures set forth in the Code of Iowa, Open Meetings Law.
The chairperson of the Board Advisory Committees shall convene meetings of the membership and proceed with the work to be done. A recorder shall be assigned by the committee. A summary of each meeting including a listing of the attendees and absentees of the committee will be forwarded to the Board Secretary for distribution to members of the Board and the Superintendent. The chairperson shall maintain liaison with the Superintendent and shall be responsible for the preparation of a final report to be presented to the Board.
The committee working through the directives of the chairperson, shall have at its disposal such reasonable information and resources as is necessary for the successful completion of its work. The final report to the Board shall contain the findings of the committee, and, where appropriate, make suggestions or recommendations for consideration of the Board.
Legal References: Code of Iowa Chapter 279.8, 279.20, .23, .23A, .25 (1989) 281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.3(4) (New Standards)
By action of the Board 9/20/76, Revised 12/13/82, Revised 9/17/90; Reviewed 1/26/98; Revised 5/8/00; Reviewed 10/22/07;Revised 12/12/11
Edited 10/07, 12/11
Citizen Involvement in Curriculum Study
The Instructional Department to select at least three citizens and one student representative to serve as members in an advisory capacity during any curriculum study.
By action of the Board 9/20/76; Revised 12/13/82, Reviewed 7/8/91; Revised 1/12/98; Revised 03/17/03; Revised 4/26/10
Edited 03/03, 4/10; Revised 7/13/15
Citizen Assistance to School Personnel-Deleted
Long-Range Needs Assessment
Long-range needs assessment enables the District to analyze assessment data, to obtain feedback from the community regarding its expectations of students, and to determine how well students are meeting student learning goals. The Board will engage various stakeholder groups such as business, labor, industry, higher education, parents and community members regarding their expectations for pre-K –12 education and the preparation of students to become productive citizens and successful wage earners.
In conjunction with this process the Board shall authorize appointment of a Local School Improvement Advisory Committee including representation from administrators and other district employees, parents, students and community members. This advisory committee shall make recommendations to the Board and assist the Board in determining District priorities in addition to the basic skills priorities of the education program.
It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or superintendent’s designee to ensure community members are informed of students’ progress on federal, state and local indicatorsThe Superintendent or superintendent’s designee shall report annually to the Board about the means used to keep the community informed.
Feedback regarding District progress on identified priorities and student achievement goals shall be provided the community on an ongoing basis. Vehicles for providing ongoing feedback shall include, but not be limited to:
- newspaper articles and inserts
- district brochures
- television and radio programs
- district and building newsletters
- the district website
- community forums or town meetings
- building or regional meetings
- student/teacher conferences
- meetings of the Local School Improvement Advisory Committee
- displays of reports and other pertinent district documents at such sites as the Davenport Public Library
- presentations during meetings of service organizations
- televised reports to the Board of Education
As part of the District’s K-3 Early Intervention Plan, the Superintendent or superintendent’s designee shall ensure that kindergarten through grade 3 parents/guardians are informed at least biannually of their individual children’s performance, especially in the area of reading. Methods used to inform parents/guardians regarding their individual children’s performance shall include at least one scheduled parent conference per year, quarterly report cards, and end-of-year letters. End-of-year letters shall inform parents/guardians as to their individual children’s grade level equivalent status in reading and as to whether their individual children meet, exceed, or need improvement to meet district standards in reading.
As a result of the work of the Board and the Local School Improvement Advisory Committee, the Board shall:
- prioritize major educational needs and incorporate them in to the Superintendent’s goals;
- develop long-range goals and plans to meet the identified needs;
- establish and implement short-range and intermediate-range plans to meet the goals and to attain the desired levels of student performance;
- evaluate progress toward meeting the goals;
- maintain a record of progress under a plan that includes reports of student performance and results of school improvement projects.
- annually report the District’s progress made under the plan to the committee and community.
- Legal References: Code of Iowa §§ 21: 356.7; 280.12, .18 (1997); 281 I.A.C. 12.3(3); 12.8(1(b)
- Cross References: Board Policy 100 District Philosophy; 102.02 Citizen Advisory Groups; 701.02 School Facilities Survey; 703.02 Site Acquisition; 901.02 Legal Status of the Board
- By action of the Board 9/17/90; Reviewed 1/26/98; Revised 5/8/00; Revised 7/9/01; Reviewed (with further consideration during 2007-2008) 10/22/07
- Edited 10/07; Revised 4/8/13