Board Committee Members
- Building and School Facilities
- Policy and Legislation
- School Personnel
a) Subject to Board approval, the Committee on Building and School Facilities shall have general authority for the maintenance and operation of all buildings. The Committee shall report to the Board upon the desirability of constructing new buildings or enlarging pre-existing facilities. When so instructed by the Board, the Committee shall procure plans and specifications for additions or new facilities and submit them to the Board of its approval.
b) The Committee shall coordinate the Board’s operation of school buildings with other state and local authorities having an interest in the same, such as the Fire Department, the Health Department, the Plumbing Inspector, and the State Board of Education.
c) The Committee shall supervise the appointment of all employees not otherwise provided for in these Policies, including such extra or part-time help as may be necessary, all in conformity with the Charter of the City of Waterbury, if applicable.
d) The Committee shall exercise overall supervision of the school bus program. It shall consult with the administrative personnel who are assigned the responsibility of operating the program. The Committee shall conduct periodic studies of the effectiveness of the program and shall submit reports, recommendations, and proposals to the Board for its approval.
e) The Committee shall present to the Board for its approval all requests for permission to use school buildings for all academic and/or non-academic purposes.
a) All proposals to add to or change the course of study or the textbooks used in the school system shall be referred to and reported upon by this Committee prior to the action by the Board. In reporting upon any such proposals, the Committee shall give due consideration to the recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools and the consultative groups acting under the provisions of School Board Policy.
b) All requisitions for books, supplies and the like shall be presented to this Committee and/or its duly appointed representatives for approval.
c) Proposals for special regulations or changes to regulations regarding instruction in the school system shall be submitted to the Committee for transmittal to the Board.
d) Proposals for overnight field trips and/or to destinations outside the State of Connecticut shall be submitted to the Committee for transmittal to the Board.
a) The Committee on Finance shall serve the Superintendent in an advisory capacity in conjunction with the preparation of the annual education budget and the Superintendent’s presentation of the budget to the Board of Aldermen.
b) The Committee shall be responsible for reviewing all grants and grant-funded contracts or agreements submitted for Board of Education approval for submission to the State and/or other agency.
c) The Committee shall be responsible for seeing that the lunch program is running as efficiently as possible, both monetarily and nutritionally, and that it meets State and Federal mandates in regard to the nutrition of the children in the Waterbury Public Schools.
d) Financial reports of all school entertainment and athletic events shall be reported to the Department of Education’s Chief Operating Officer in writing within thirty days of the event and said Officer may control the disposition of the same, provided, that the Athletic Association of each high school may submit an annual financial report at the end of the school year in June, in lieu of monthly reports.
a) The Committee on Grievances shall assist the Board in the Board’s determination of grievances. All grievances shall be submitted to the Committee. The Committee, in conjunction with the President of the Board, shall schedule and hold the necessary hearings to comply with any collective bargaining agreement in effect between the Board and duly authorized representative of its employees or a group of its employees.
b) The Clerk shall be responsible for the preparation and distribution of grievance forms.
c) Committee members are expected to be present during all grievance hearings.
a) The Committee on Policy and Legislation shall review all recommended additions, revisions or deletions of Policy, as referred by the Superintendent of Schools, pertaining to operation and functions of the School District. The Committee will maintain open communication with State and Federal officials regarding the district’s needs and how they may be affected by proposed, pending, and/or enacted state and federal legislation.
b) The Committee shall have general authority over the by-laws of the Board.
c) The Committee will keep the Board abreast of any legislation that could impact the district.
d) The Committee shall report to the Committee of the Whole prior to Board action. Approval of the full Board is required for all communications of positions on legislative issues on the Board’s behalf.
e) The Committee shall ensure alignment of Policy to Local, State, and Federal Enactments.
f) The Committee shall evaluate the effectiveness of current standing committees bi-annually in October of the even years.
a) The Committee on School Personnel shall act as an advisory body to the Superintendent in the appointment and transfer of teachers and in all other matters concerning the teaching and administrative and supervisory corps.
b) The Committee shall conduct studies from time to time, as may appear necessary, regarding the number of teaching and supervisory personnel required to achieve the goals of the system and the salaries and other benefits required to obtain and retain professional personnel of a high caliber. Such studies shall include consultation with the Superintendent and other interested standing committees. The Committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the Superintendent for such use as he/she may require and for transmittal to the Board.
c) The Committee shall develop methods by which teachers’ performance shall be evaluated to determine whether such performance meets the standards developed by the Board so as to entitle the teacher to advancement on the salary schedule if not at the maximum of the applicable schedule.
d) The Committee shall also develop methods by which the performance of supervisors and administrators shall be evaluated to determine whether such performance meets the standards established by the Board for the administrative or supervisory position to which they are assigned.
e) The Committee shall be responsible for reporting to the Board the names of those teachers, supervisors and/or administrators who should no longer be employed by the Board on the ground that they have failed to meet the standards established by the Board for their particular position, and should not be advanced to the next step in the applicable salary schedule because of their failure to meet the standards developed by the Board.