Applications for Citizen Members on Advisory Committees

Our district convenes multiple advisory committees to focus on data, analyze problems, and make recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board. Citizens interested in serving on one of our advisory committees must meet the criteria outlined in School Board regulations and submit an application (linked below).

Participation is contingent upon selection by each committee. Selection criteria are based on requirements by state or federal guidelines and the work of the committee. The following advisory committees were seeking citizen members, with appointments beginning July 1, 2022The application window is now closed. Completed applications were due to the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 PM on May 2, 2022. 

Please email Dr. Molly Sullivan, Supervisor of Strategic Initiatives, with any general questions about our Citizens’ Advisory Committees at .



Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committee

The purpose of the CTE Advisory Committee is to advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for high quality programs that prepare students for successful transition to further education and careers.

Contact  Lori Martin, STEAM/CTE Coordinator
Number of Vacant Positions  Eight (8)
Term of Service  Two (2) years
Meeting Schedule  The committee typically meets 3-4 times per school year. Final dates, times, and location are being determined.


School Health Advisory Board (SHAB)

The purpose of the SHAB is to ensure the health and well-being of the school community. The SHAB will make recommendations and support policy development as needed.

Contact  Trudy Jelderks, Program Administrator of Health Services
Number of Vacant Positions  One (1)
Term of Service  Two (2) years
Meeting Schedule  The committee meets on the Tuesday prior to scheduled School Board meetings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Local Gifted Education Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Local Gifted Education Advisory Committee is 1) to review annually the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and 2) to determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented. This advisory committee is composed of parents, school personnel, and other community members to reflect the ethnic and a broad geographic composition of the different boroughs of the city.

Contact  Andrea Barnett, Supervisor of Gifted Education
Number of Vacant Positions  Eight (8)
Term of Service  Two (2) years
Meeting Schedule  The committee typically meets 3-4 times per school year. Final dates, times, and location are being determined.


Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The purpose of the SEAC is to advise the Department of Exceptional Learning and School Board on various matters pertaining to students with disabilities. The composition of this committee includes parents of children with disabilities, persons with disabilities, community representatives, and one teacher representative to reflect a wide variety of disabilities and the broad geographic composition of the different boroughs of the city. School employees and school board members act as consultants to SEAC. 

Contact  Clarysa Kelly, Special Education Administrator
Number of Vacant Positions  Eight (8)
Term of Service  Three (3) years for parents/guardians of students with disabilities; One (1) year for community and business members
Meeting Schedule  The committee typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month with four (4) general meetings and 6-8 business meetings. Final dates, times, and location are being determined.