Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/11/2020 - 7:00 PM
Type: Action
Subject: Citizens Advisory Committee
Strategic Plan - Priority Focus Areas:
Enclosure: Below is the information as it was approved/rejected by the Board. This is a lot of information, but it covers all information relating to committees as there was a lot of back and forth discussion.

November 14, 2020 - New Business: (beginning page 7)
- Policy Review Committee Recommendation: Appointment Process for Citizens to Serve on Citizen Advisory Committees
Option 1 (Each Board member will appoint a citizen from his/her borough to sit on Citizen Advisory Committee and the remaining seats will be filled by mechanism deemed by board (ex. application or letter of interest) was adopted by the board by a vote of four (4) to three (3). However, there was dialog back and forth regarding this information. Refer to the minutes from November 14, 2020 to review the full discussion.

December 12, 2020 - Unfinished Business: (beginning page 7)
- Committee Membership 19-20
The initial motion was "to amend or change the line in the policy that suggests the number of committee members be limited to 20 people." However, after discussion and the agreement that it would not be advantageous to remove members in the middle of the year, the motion was withdrawn. The Board then agreed by a vote of seven (7) to zero (0), to waive current policy of board members selecting citizens for committees and begin this policy next school year 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). Refer to the minutes from December 12, 2020 to review the full discussion.

January 9, 2020 - New Business: (beginning page 5)
- Forming the Safety Audit Citizen Committee
There was discussion regarding forming this committee. The motion was to operate this committee as outlined in policy with Members appointing from their borough. This motion failed by a vote of four (4) to three (3). Refer to the minutes from January 9, 2020 to review the full discussion.
File Attachment:
Letters of Interest.pdf
November 14, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
December 12, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
January 9, 2020 Monthly Board Meeting Minutes.pdf
Recommendation: The Suffolk City School Board accept the Citizen Advisory Committee Members as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. John Gordon III - Superintendent