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208 Ad Hoc Committees

Code No. 208


Whenever the board deems it necessary, the board may appoint a committee composed of citizens, employees or students to assist the board.  Committees formed by the board are ad hoc committees.

An ad hoc committee may be formed by board resolution which will outline the duties and purpose of the committee.  The committee is advisory in nature and has no duty or responsibility other than that specifically stated in the board resolution.  The committee will automatically dissolve upon the delivery of its final recommendation to the board or upon completion of the duties outlined in the board resolution.  The board will receive the report of the committee for consideration.  The board retains the authority to make a final decision on the issue.  The committee may be subject to the open meetings law.

The method for selection of committee members will be stated in the board resolution.  When possible, and when the necessary expertise required allows, the committee members will be representative of the school district community and will consider the various viewpoints on the issue.  The board may designate a board member and the superintendent to serve on an ad hoc committee.  The committee will select its own chairperson, unless the board designates otherwise.

NOTE:  Most, if not all, board committees are subject to the open meetings law just as the board is.  The only difference between the two bodies is that committees are not required to publish their minutes.  That is only a requirement specifically for school boards, not a requirement of the open meetings law.


Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 21; 279.8; 280.12(2).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(3), .3(8); .5(8).

Cross Reference:
103     Long-Range Needs Assessment
211     Open Meetings
212     Closed Sessions
215     Board of Directors' Records
605.1  Instructional Materials Selection
900     Principles and Objectives for Community Relations

Approved: 07-09-08

Reviewed: 04-23-14

Revised: 04/27/22