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BDE VSC Standing Committees-Establishment and Function


The Veazie School Committee believes that standing committees can be useful to its decision-making process and in the transaction of Committee business. The Committee may establish such standing committees as it deems necessary to facilitate school unit governance and address ongoing school unit needs. A standing committee has only such authority as specified by the Committee. 

All standing committees shall be comprised of less than a majority of the committees.

All standing committee meetings are open to the public except as provided by the Freedom of Access Law and the Municipal Public Employees Labor Relations Law.

Establishment and Functions of Standing Committees of the Veazie School Committee

The following provisions apply to the establishment and functions of standing committees of theVeazie School Committee:

  1. All standing committees shall be established by vote of the Committee. A motion to establish a standing committee shall state the purpose and responsibilities of the committee. The Veazie School Committee will also set the number of members comprising the committee.
  2. The VSC Chair is responsible for appointing members to a standing committee from among the membership of the Committee. This can be accomplished through soliciting volunteers, reaching a consensus through Committee discussion, or by direct appointment by the Chair. The Committee prefers a voluntary and consensus-based approach to committee formation.
  3. The VSC Chair may make appointments to standing committee vacancies that occur prior to the Committee’s next organizational meeting.
  4. The term of appointment to a standing committee shall be until the next organizational meeting.
  5. Each standing committee will elect its own chair.
  6. The VSC Chair and Superintendent shall be ex officio (non-voting) members of all standing committees.
  7. Any Committee member may attend standing committee meetings, but only appointed members of the committee may vote. Each standing committee member’s vote counts as one.
  8. Except as authorized by law or Committee action, a standing committee may research issues and make recommendations for Committee action, but may not act for theCommittee.
  9. A standing committee may be abolished at any time by a vote of the Committee.
  10. The number of members on a standing committee and/or the responsibilities of a standing committee may be modified at any time by a vote of the Committee.

Legal Reference:         1 M.R.S.A. § 401 et seq. 

                                                                        Adopted:               _______10-7-09________

                                                                        Reviewed:             _____________________

                                                                        Revised:                _____________________