Board of Education Committees

The Board of Education has five standing committees. The Board Chair, with the approval of the Board, may also appoint additional standing committees or temporary ad-hoc committees as may be needed. The standing committees and their primary responsibilities are listed below.  The list of responsibilities is intended to provide a sampling or framework of responsibilities for which each committee is held accountable. Additional responsibilities will be assigned by the Board Chair, as needed.

Budget Finance Committee

  • Participate in town budget hearings with Board of Finance.
  • Have member act as liaison to Board of Finance.
  • Provide ongoing monitor/review of current year's budget and expenses.
  • Review financial analyses and recommendations, as needed, for Board decisions.
  • Provide representation on business related town committees (i.e., purchasing, insurance).
  • Review policies related to series 3000 business.

Policy Committee

  • Review recommended  policies/regulations consistent with policies of the Board of Education.
  • Review policies to ensure consistency with federal and state laws.
  • Recommend areas for which Board of Education should consider adopting policies.

Curriculum Committee

  • Work with administration to establish a curriculum review schedule and monitor the progress of curriculum implementation
  • Review new curricula proposed by Colchester educator curriculum committees assembled by administration
  • Make recommendations to the full Board of Education for the adoption of curricula and the Programs of Study
  • Review and develop policies related to curriculum as found in series 5000 Students and 6000 Instruction

Facilities Committee

  • Develop Planned and Cycled Maintenance 10-year plan for operational improvements and oversee implementation.
  • Make recommendations to the Board on the effective utilization of all buildings and grounds to address educational programming, school safety and school security.
  • Receive periodic reports from the Superintendent and the District Facilities Director regarding maintenance projects, facilities project progress and other facilities-related matters.
  • Invite District and Town employees and officials as appropriate to committee and Board meetings to report on or discuss facilities-related matters.