Standing Committees include, but are not limited to: Budget & Finance, Curriculum, Policy, and Technology.
The Curriculum Committee reviews all educational policies; works with staff on curriculum development and revision; reviews student assessment testing results; reviews feedback from high school administrators and freshmen surveys regarding eighth-grade preparedness for high school; and assumes various educational duties, which may be assigned by the Board.
The Budget & Finance Committee supervises all district accounting and approves expenditures in accordance with legal requirements. The Committee Chair coordinates with other Standing Committees on matters involving finance, and performs such duties as the Board may assign. The Committee works with the Superintendent, Business Manager, Facilities and Transportation Director, and other staff throughout the course of a fiscal year in agreed upon matters, and in the preliminary stages of budget preparation each year by reviewing balances, estimated revenues, and requests for appropriations in each line item of the expenditure budget.
The Policy Committee reviews all district policies for correctness, timeliness, and format. The Committee performs on-going inspection and updating of District policies, utilizing the appropriate Committee or Department for assistance. All policies being submitted to the Board for review and approval will be posted on the district’s website no less than one week before the scheduled Board meeting. Policies are provided to the Teachers Association or Committee via the Superintendent. Requested changes/corrections will be returned to the Policy Committee Chair for review and subsequent inclusion, if needed.
The Technology Committee is responsible for annually reviewing and proposing revisions to the various District technology policies along with evaluating and updating the District’s 3-year Technology Plan as required by the Maine Department of Education. The committee also reviews proposals for new technology initiatives and develops strategies to improve the use of technology in RSU 63.
Ad-Hoc Committees may be appointed to investigate a problem that has been brought to the attention of, or identified by, the Board. Currently, RSU 63 has one ad-hoc committee, our New School Community Committee. This committee is composed of interested Board Members, staff, and community members. It is facilitated by the Superintendent and is investigating the possibility of a new school.