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Policy Date: 11/03/2009Download Policy Now
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HOOKSETT SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO THE BOARD
The Board may rely on various advisory committees to counsel it as one means of discerning the
needs and desires of the school district and its residents. The central purpose of all advisory
committees is to contribute to the educational program by conducting studies, identifying
problems, and developing recommendations that will enhance the effectiveness of the decision making
process. The ultimate authority to make decisions will continue to reside with the powers
and duties of the Board as imposed by law.
No advisory committee’s recommendations shall have any limiting effect on appropriations.
Specific topics for study or well-defined areas of activity shall be assigned in writing to each
committee. Upon completing its assignment, each committee either shall be given new problems
or shall be dissolved promptly, but shall not be allowed to continue for prolonged periods without
definite assignments. Each committee shall be instructed as to the length of time each member
is being asked to serve, the service the Board wishes it to render, the resources the Board
intends to provide and, the approximate dates on which the Board wishes it to submit reports.
Furthermore, the committee shall be instructed as to the relationship it has to the Board, to
individual board members, to the board member(s) assigned to provide liaison, and to the
Superintendent and remainder of the professional staff.
The Board shall have sole power to dissolve any of its advisory committees and shall reserve the
right to exercise this power at any time during the life of any committee.
The Board shall seek the advice of the Superintendent before establishing or dissolving any
All appointments of citizens to advisory committees to the Board shall be made by the Board.
All appointments of staff members to citizens advisory committees to the Board shall be made by
the Superintendent after approval of the Board.
The School Board shall see that the public is made aware of the services rendered by such
committees of citizens as it may appoint and shall see that the public is informed of the major
conclusions and recommendations made by such committees. All public announcements
concerning the organization, membership, operation, recommendations, and dissolution of such
committees shall be made at such time and in such manner as the Board may choose.
Legal References: RSA 32:24
Adopted: October 12, 1999
Revised: November 3, 2009