Board Advisory Committees

Poway Unified School District

Board of Education

PUSD Board Advisory Committees

 Amanda Marshall, Executive Assistant
858.521.2704 amarshall@powayusd.com 


The Board of Education recognizes that Board advisory committees enable the Board to better understand the interests, opinions, and concerns of the community. The Board may establish a committee whenever it determines that such a committee would benefit the District by providing diverse viewpoints, specialized knowledge or expertise, or increased efficiency.

Each Governing Board Member shall appoint one (1) committee member and the remainder of the membership shall be selected by the Board.  Membership recruitment and/or new appointments may be ongoing throughout the year as determined necessary by the Board.  Applications for appointment to the Board advisory committees may be submitted to the Board President at any time during the year.

Click on the following panels to learn more about our specific committees.

Budget Review Advisory Committee (BRAC)

Purpose:  To review the annual capital and operating budgets for potential cost savings through increases in financial efficiency and economies of scale.

Goals for Membership: To optimize the utilization of Poway Unified School District fiscal resources.

Duties: To make recommendations to the Board regarding the implementation of measures designed to achieve the committee’s goals.

Expertise:   Those with training and/or experience in the fields of accounting, budgeting, business and finance.

Service:    A term of one year from appointment and/or reappointment.

 

This committee shall, at a minimum:

(1.)  Meet four times during the school year; (2.)  Establish and publish a meeting schedule;
(3.)  Publish minutes from each meeting on the District website;
(4.)  Issue a written report to the Board once each year with both findings and policy recommendations. This report must also include a recitation of the committee’s accomplishments and progress toward its current goals, as well as any recommendations for new goals to pursue in the forthcoming year; and
(5.)  Work in cooperation with the Board to alter or augment its current duties and/or areas of study as necessary to fulfill its stated purpose.

As much as possible, committee membership shall reflect gender parity and consistency with the racial and ethnic makeup of the District. Committee members may include parents or guardians of past or current students, other community members and district employees.

Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC)

Purpose: 

    1. To provide the Board of Education with a community perspective regarding the use of technology for student learning and technology program priorities.   
    2. To provide strategic input, advice, and recommendations regarding technology needs throughout the district and planning, implementation, and evaluation of current and new technology initiatives.
    3. To ensure alignment of district’s vision, mission, goals, and all documents that govern the use of technology in the district.
    4. To assist the Board in communicating the district’s plans and accomplishments to the community.

Goals for Membership:

    1. As much as possible, the membership shall reflect gender parity and be consistent with the racial/ethnic make-up of the District. 
    2. Membership may include, as appropriate, parents of school-aged children, non-parent community members, and district employees.
    3. Desired Areas of Expertise:  technology and issues related to technology.

Duties:

    1. The committee shall meet a minimum of four times during the school year and shall establish and publish a meeting schedule.  
    2. The committee shall publish minutes from each meeting on the district website.
    3. The committee shall issue a written report to the Board a minimum of once each year with findings and policy recommendations in the following areas:
      1. Current technology services and programs, long-range planning, guiding priorities, and budgetary considerations.
    4. In order to issue that written report, the committee shall examine: 
      1. Current school and district technology plans and documents.
      2. Current technology practices across school sites in elementary, middle, and high schools.
      3. Technology infrastructure differences across school sites.
      4. Funding sources for school site technology.
      5. School and district technology procurement procedures. 
      6. The pros and cons of technology use, including ways to concretely measure those pros and cons. 
    5. The written report shall also include a recitation of the committee’s accomplishments and progress toward its current goals, and provide recommended goals for the committee to pursue in the following year.  
    6. The committee shall work in cooperation with the Board to augment or change the committee’s duties and areas of study as necessary.

 

CAB Solutions Advisory Committee (CSAC)

1. Purpose:
To solicit and analyze any and all proposals to ameliorate the financial impact of the 2008 Election (Prop. C) Series B, General Obligation Bonds in the initial (discounted) amount of $105 million.

Background:
The bonds were issued as Capital Appreciation Bonds (CABs),, which do not pay periodic (usually semi-annual) coupon payments to investors in cash. Rather, the CABs accumulate interest owed to investors and pay the interest at the maturity of the bonds. Importantly, CABs also require that unpaid and accumulating interest be compounded, that is, the unpaid accumulated interest itself earns interest at the investment yield until paid at the maturity of the bonds. The result of this process is that the initial borrowed amount grows considerably to $981,362,327 in total. The 2011 Bonds were sold as “non-callable,” meaning that the District did not retain the right to redeem the bonds prior to their maturity by paying the investors the accreted principal amount to a date earlier than the agreed-upon maturity date. The 2011 GO Bonds were sold at investment yields ranging from 6.56% (for the bonds maturing in 2033) to as high as 7.12% (for the bonds maturing in 2051.)

2. Goals for Membership:

  • a. As much as possible, the membership shall reflect gender parity and be consistent with the racial/ethnic make-up of the District.
  • b. Membership may include, as appropriate, parents/guardians of school-aged children, non-parent community members, and district employees.
  • c. Desired Areas of Expertise: Business, Financial and Legal Expertise

3. Duties:

  • a. The committee shall meet a minimum of four times during the school year and shall establish and publish a meeting schedule.
  • b. The committee shall publish minutes from each meeting on the district website.
  • c. The committee shall issue a written report to the Board a minimum of once each year with findings and recommendations.
  • d. The written report shall also include a recitation of the committee’s accomplishments and progress toward its current goals, and provide recommended goals for the committee to pursue in the following year.
  • e. The committee shall work in cooperation with the Board to augment or change the committee’s duties and areas of study as necessary.
 

 



 

2015 Board Advisory Committee Meetings

Committee Date and Time Location Agenda Minutes
ETAC May 11, 2015 6:00 PM Black Mountain Middle School Agenda Minutes
ETAC June 4, 2015 6:00 PM District Office Community Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC August 5, 2015 6:00 PM District Office Bronco Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC September 21, 2015 6:00 PM District Office Bronco Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC October 22, 2015 6:00 PM District Office Community Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC December 1, 2015 6:00 PM District Office Community Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC February 8, 2016 District Office Community Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC February 23, 2016 District Office Bronco Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC March 21, 2016 District Office Community Room Agenda Minutes
ETAC April 18, 2016 District Office 
Community Room
Agenda Minutes
ETAC May 16, 2016 at 6:30pm District Office Community Room West Agenda  
ETAC May 31, 2016 
PUSD Board Meeting
District Office Community Room   Final Recommendations
BRAC December 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm District Office Conference Room 204 Agenda Minutes
BRAC January 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm District Office Conference Room 204 Agenda Minutes
BRAC February 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm District Office Conference Room 204 Agenda  
BRAC March 1, 2016 at 6:00pm District Office
Conference Room 204
Agenda Minutes
BRAC March 14, 2016 at 6:00pm District Office Conference Room 204 Agenda Minutes
BRAC April 19, 2016 at 6:00pm District Office Conference Room 204 Agenda Minutes
BRAC May 10, 2016 at 6:00pm District Office Conference Room 204 Agenda  
BRAC May 31, 2016
PUSD Board Meeting
District Office
Community Room
  Budget Report
BRAC September 6, 2016 at 6:00pm District Office
Community Room-East Side
Agenda  
   
 
   

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM
BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION

OR, download this Word document, fill out, print, and mail (Email) to:

PUSD Board Of Education
15250 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128

EMAIL: tmcdowell@powayusd.com  

 

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