Bylaw - 0155 Committees

Last Revised on April 22, 2013

Committees appointed directly by the Board or the President shall constitute a “governing body” as defined in the Open Door Law. When specifically charged to do so by the Board or President, a committee shall conduct studies, receive information, make recommendations to the Board, and act in an advisory capacity, but shall not take action on behalf of the Board.

Meetings of committees appointed directly by the Board or its President and given authority to take official action upon public business are subject to the Open Door Law and shall give notice of meetings and hold public meetings as required by that statute. “Official Action” includes receiving information, deliberating, and making recommendations. A committee subject to the Open Door Law shall keep minutes of its meetings.

Meetings of committees appointed by the Superintendent that report to the Superintendent shall not be subject to the Open Door Law, but records of committees appointed by the Superintendent shall be subject to the Access to Public Records Act.

Ad hoc committees may be created at any time by the Board President, the Superintendent, or a majority of the Board members present at any meeting at which the need for a committee becomes evident.  Members of ad hoc committees shall serve until the committee is discharged.

Superintendent Committees shall consist of no more than two (2) Board members.

A Board member may request (or refuse) appointment to a committee. Refusal by a board member to serve on committee shall not negatively impact appointment to future committees.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-2(b) Definition of “governing body”
I.C. 5-14-3-4 Minutes required for ODL covered meetings
I.C 5-14-3 Access to Public Records Act

Revised 3-13