The Board of Education understands that not all of its work can be accomplished at regularly scheduled meetings of the entire Board and that in order to dedicate the necessary time, expertise and focus on specific issues, it is necessary to utilize subcommittees of the Board.
The Board of Education has five standing subcommittees and one standing joint committee. These subcommittees are: Student Achievement, Educational Resources, Policy, Human Resources and Utilization. Each subcommittee is comprised of at least three members of the Board of Education. The joint committee is the Finance Committee, established pursuant to Section 156 of Special Act 17-2 of the state legislature, with two members each from Durham and Middlefield and up to four appointed by the Board of Education.
Student Achievement Committee: The focus of the Student Achievement Committee is to review and monitor appropriate metrics to evaluate student achievement and to pursue continuous improvement in overall district academic performance. In addition, the committee shall ensure that adequate time and resources are allocated for the purpose of staff professional development. The responsibilities of this committee include:
Educational Resources Committee: The focus of the Educational Resources Committee is to obtain and manage the resources that are needed to increase the district's capacity to lead, teach and learn. The responsibilities of this committee include:
Policy Committee: The focus of the Policy Committee is to ensure that all Board of Education policies and by-laws are current, relevant and readily available to all members of the Board and Community. The responsibilities of the Policy Committee include: