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Article 8

INTERNAL BOARD POLICIES

Policy No. 8150

Internal Board Policies - Organization


Committees and Committee Functions
Subcommittees
Unless otherwise designated by the Board, the President shall appoint the members and chairs
and the President may authorize the Superintendent to appoint members of the administration or
the community to serve the needs of the committee. Summaries of all subcommittee meetings
shall be reported to the Board for its information, recording, and recommendation. Each
subcommittee shall have a membership of no less than three members, including the President
(who shall be an ex officio member), with any two constituting a quorum.
Committee of the Whole
The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education may function as a Committee of the Whole
during a regularly scheduled or special meeting when it is necessary to extend discussion on an
issue. Any member may refer an item to the Committee of the Whole through a motion to
commit or to refer.
The Secretary shall keep a memorandum of the matters discussed and prepare a Committee of
the Whole report for submission at a regularly scheduled business or special meeting.

Committees Required by Statute:


Americanism Committee Required by law and shall perform the functions required by
the law.
Committee on Claims Required by law and shall perform the functions required by law.
Standing Committees:
Accountability Committee Schedule and coordinate the evaluation of the
Superintendent of Schools, Secretary to the Board of Education, and Board of Education
self-evaluation.
The committee will also coordinate semiannual performance
discussions with the Superintendent.
Budget and Audit Committee Monitor financial matters of the district, approve the
budget timeline and provide input to the budget development process. The committee
will also coordinate audit work for the Board with the districts External/Internal Auditor.

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Article 8

INTERNAL BOARD POLICIES

Policy No. 8150

Communications Committee Increase awareness, understanding, involvement, and


support for our schools through clear, accurate, transparent and engaging communication
with students, families, and community.
Policy Committee Develops and recommends policies for the Omaha Public Schools.

Temporary, Special or Ad Hoc Committees


Additional temporary, special, or ad hoc committees of the Board may be established only by
Board action or by the President. The President shall appoint such temporary and special
committees as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the Board and may authorize the
Superintendent to appoint members of the administration or the community to serve the needs of
the committee.
Special Appointment
Members of the Board may be appointed to represent the Board on joint committees with other
agencies or as advisors to other agencies. The President will make such special appointments
and may authorize the Superintendent to appoint members of the administration or the
community to serve the needs of the appointment, unless otherwise designated by the Board.
Functions of Committees (Revised 12/15/08)
A. The functions of a committee shall be to study, analyze, and report on any questions or
issues as may be referred to it by the Board of Education, brought to its attention by the
Superintendent, or raised by a member of the board. Any committee may at its discretion
hold hearings or call for reports prepared by the Superintendent or the Superintendent's
staff. Findings and recommendations shall be made to the board as a whole for final
action.
B.

The President of the Board of Education shall be an ex officio member of all committees
with the same power and privileges as other members. The Superintendent of schools
may be appointed to membership on special committees and shall be eligible to attend
any committee meeting. The Superintendent is not eligible to attend committee meetings
held for Superintendent re-employment and/or salary considerations, except as permitted
by the Board of Education.

Legal Reference:

Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-522

Date of Adoption:

March 2, 2015

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