The superintendent has established committees where board members work with staff around several areas of interest to the district. Only two board members sit on these committees (less than a quorum) so there is no board action taken during these meetings. These committees may make recommendations to the whole board for action during regularly scheduled board meetings. Agendas for all committee meetings are posted below and the public is welcome to attend the committee meetings.
The Budget & Finance Committee meets to review and discuss district business related to the District’s budget and finances. The Committee includes two board members, the chief business officer and other staff depending on the topics on the agenda. This Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Governing Board. Agenda items include reviews of district reports and budget documents, matters related to parcel taxes or bonds, fees charged by the district, and other areas related to the district’s budget and finances.
You can join the next Budget & Finance Committee meeting by clicking here.
The Communication & Advocacy Committee meets to review and discuss matters related to communication and outreach efforts that support Goal 4 of the District’s Strategic Plan: Community Outreach, Engagement and Advocacy. The committee consists of two board members, the director of digital services, and other staff depending on the topics being discussed. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Governing Board. Agenda items include those related to our communication structures (website, social media, etc.), communications protocols, outreach efforts, and other areas related to communication and advocacy for the district.
Meetings are held via Zoom from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
You can join the next Communication & Advocacy Committee meeting by clicking here.
The Policy Review Committee meets to review matters related to district policies. The committee consists of two school board members, a director from the educational services department, and other staff depending on the topics being discussed. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Governing Board. Agenda items include reviewing policy updates, drafting new policies, reviewing matters related to board policies, and other topics related to the revision, review, and application of policy.
You can join the next Policy Review Committee meeting by clicking here.
In November 2020, the District formed what is referred to as a “7-11 Committee” to look at how to better utilize some of the District’s untapped assets.
The purpose of the Committee is to review and analyze real property that is owned by New Haven USD and to determine what real property could be designated as “excess” or “surplus” because it will not be needed for school purposes. The Committee will then present a report to the Board of Trustees recommending uses for the surplus property or how to dispose of the property (e.g., sale, lease, etc.). This is a very important task and we are looking for highly-qualified, capable and committed individuals to be members of the Committee. Members of the Committee serve only on a voluntary basis. The Committee proceedings and deliberations will be open to the public.
Similar to the meetings of the Board of Education, there are three ways to make a public comment within the time allotted for public comments on an eligible Agenda item for Board Committee meetings.
You can join the next 7/11 Advisory Committee meeting by clicking here
[Links to join committee meetings will be active by noon on the meeting day.]
Communication & Advocacy Committee Meeting Agendas 2019-2020