BQA(LOCAL) - PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESS: DISTRICT-LEVEL

District Action Team

In compliance with law, the District shall establish a District Action Team (committee) to advise the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District improvement plan [see BQ], as well as the District's educational goals, performance objectives, and major District-wide classroom instructional programs.

Board's Designee

The Superintendent or designee shall serve as the Board's designee and shall regularly consult with the committee.

Meetings

The chairperson of the committee shall set its agenda and shall schedule at least two meetings per year, including the public meeting required by law.

Communications

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the committee establishes communication strategies to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input and provides information to those persons regarding the recommendations of the committee.

Composition

The committee shall be composed of members who shall represent campus-based professional staff, District-level professional staff, parents, businesses, and the community. When practicable, professional staff representation shall include a representative with the primary responsibility for educating students with disabilities. For purposes of this policy, District-level professional staff shall be defined as professionals who have responsibilities at more than one campus, including, but not limited to, central office staff.

Selected Representatives

Parent, community member, and business representatives shall be selected in accordance with this policy and administrative regulations.

Parents

The committee shall include at least two parents of students currently enrolled in the District. The Superintendent shall, through various channels, inform all parents of District students about the committee's duties and composition, and shall solicit volunteers.

Community Members

The committee shall include at least two community members selected by a process that provides for adequate representation of the community's diversity. The Superintendent shall use several methods of communication to ensure that community residents are informed of the committee and are provided the opportunity to participate, and shall solicit volunteers. Community member representatives must reside in the District.

Business Representatives

The committee shall include at least two business representatives selected by a process that provides for adequate representation of the community's diversity. The Superintendent shall use several methods of communication to ensure that area businesses are informed of the committee and are provided the opportunity to participate, and shall solicit volunteers. Business representatives need not reside in nor operate businesses in the District.

Professional Staff Elections

Professional staff representatives shall be nominated and elected in accordance with this policy and administrative regulations.

Classroom teacher representatives shall comprise at least two-thirds of the total professional staff representation on the committee and shall be nominated and elected by classroom teachers assigned to each respective campus.

At least one campus-based nonteaching professional representative shall be nominated and elected by all professional staff.

At least one District-level professional representative, other than the Superintendent, shall be nominated and elected by the campus-based nonteaching professional staff.

An employee's affiliation or lack of affiliation with any organization or association shall not be a factor in either the nomination or election of representatives on the committee. [See also DGA]

A nominee must consent before the person's name may appear on the ballot. Election of the committee shall be at a time determined by the Board or its designee.

Terms

All representatives shall serve staggered two-year terms and shall be limited to two consecutive terms on the committee.

Vacancy

A vacancy during a term shall be filled for the remainder of the term by election or selection as appropriate for the category.

Palestine ISD

BQA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2017.02

DATE ISSUED: 2/14/2018