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

District / Campus Committee

In compliance with Education Code 11.251, the District/campus committee shall advise the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District's educational goals, objectives, and major Districtwide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee. The committee shall serve exclusively in an advisory role except that the committee shall approve staff development.

Chairperson

As the only certified professional employee at the District level, the Superintendent shall be the Board's designee, serve as the District-level representative, and be chairperson of the committee.

Meetings

The chairperson of the committee shall set its agenda and shall schedule at least two meetings per year; additional meetings may be held at the call of the chairperson.

Communications

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the committee obtains broad-based community, parent, and staff input and provides information to those persons on a systematic basis. Methods of communication may include, but are not limited to, articles regarding the work of the committee in District publications and on the District's website.

Composition

The committee shall be composed of members who shall represent employees, parents, businesses, and the community. At least two-thirds of the employee representatives shall be classroom teachers. The remaining employee representatives shall be nonteaching staff.

Employees

All District employees shall be considered members of the committee and shall be encouraged to participate in the committee meetings.

Parents

The committee shall include at least two parents of students currently enrolled in the District, selected in accordance with administrative procedures. The Superintendent shall, through various channels, inform all parents of District students about the committee's duties and composition and shall solicit volunteers. [See BQA(LEGAL)]

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, in accordance with administrative procedures. 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 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, in accordance with administrative procedures. 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.

Terms

Parent, community, and business representatives shall be selected annually and shall not be limited as to the number of consecutive terms they may serve on the committee.

Vacancy

If a vacancy occurs among the parent, community, or business representatives, a selection shall be made to fill the unexpired term.

Other Advisory Groups

The existence of the committee shall not affect the authority of the Board or its designee to appoint or establish other advisory groups or task forces to assist it in matters pertaining to District instruction.

Performance Objectives

Performance objectives shall be formulated annually in accordance with a schedule established by the District, shall support the District's educational goals and objectives, and shall be specific to the academic achievement of students served. The Board shall review and approve performance objectives.

Waivers

District leadership shall ensure that no campus-initiated decision violates rule, law, or policy, unless a waiver has been obtained by the committee. [See BQA(LEGAL) and BF]

Except as prohibited by law [see BF], the Board may grant a waiver of a local policy. An application for a waiver must state the achievement objectives and the reasons for requesting the waiver.

Etoile ISD

BQA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2015.01

DATE ISSUED: 2/11/2015