SERVICE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Engaging stakeholders as part of the process of decision making is a valued asset to the Burris administration. The role of a committee is to work collaboratively with the administration to provide needed input on a variety of school improvement initiatives, issues and concerns that need to be addressed, and the development of policies and procedures. Some committes will be reguarly (monthly) other might meet quarterly, and some Ad Hoc when needed.
GENERAL OPERATION OF COMMITTEES Unless required otherwise by university, college, or school policies, all committees are expected to:
STANDING COMMITTEES Principal's Advisory Council – elected committee – minimum of 3 years of Burris experience - meet once a monthElection Procedure: Member will serve a two-year term. Elections will be held as follows:
Faculty Welfare Committee – elected committee – minimum of 3 Burris years of experience - meet as neededElection Procedure: Member will serve a two-year term. Elections will be held as follows:
Functions/Roles: Serve as representative for individual and/or collective grievances
INDIVIDUAL - Impact Individual Only
Step 1 - Address individual concern to administration Step 2 - Go to representative at your grade level for assistnace on unresolved concerns Step 3 - Convent all representative to address concern with principal Step 4 - Dean of Teachers College
COLLECTIVE CONCERNS - Impact all faculty
Go to Step 3 - Meet collectively with principal for resolve
The Curriculum Committee operates as a liaison between faculty and administration.
Research & Development Committee Composition:
Social Committee – volunteer committee Composition:
Technology Committee – volunteer committee Composition:
School Improvement Committee – volunteer committee – follows PL221 and NCA guidelines Composition:
Functions/Roles:This is the major school oversight committee and sets a direction for the school and assures compliance with federal and state law, national accreditation agencies, and the requirements of Ball State University.
Student Services Committee – volunteer committee Composition:
ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES Scholarship Committee - The Burris Scholarship Nomination Committee meets on an as-needed basis, generally at least once a month and more frequently as scholarship nomination needs dictate. The committee consists of five members including the Director of Guidance and Counseling, who also serves as committee chair, and representative instructors from each of the four core course areas in the high school: Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies. The Principal is also a part of the committee when a scholarship specifies the need for principal input or selection, or when a tie-breaking vote is needed. In selecting scholarship or award recipients, the committee matches eligible students with the scholarship or award criteria, and then selects a nominee or nominees from the pool of eligible students. The committee draws upon observations of the students in and out of class and personal knowledge of the students, as well as transcripts, college plans and Senior Profiles to match students to scholarship criteria and make recipient selections. Senior Profiles are a form of a resume that seniors submit to the Counseling Center to assist in writing letters of recommendation and selecting scholarship nominees. The committee selects nominees for scholarships and awards, as well as programs, conferences, and camps for which a committee nomination is required. Emergency Management Committee – This committee is headed by the School Safety Director. It is comprised of appointed members of the faculty/staff from each level. The committee will activate and coordinate school initiatives for any situation that could affect the safety of anyone on the Burris school grounds. Broad Based GT Committee - The Broad Based Planning Committee for High Ability Students follows guidelines under Indiana Code (IC20-10.1-5.1) and Administrative Rules related to high ability education, specifically Indiana Rule 511 from the Indiana Board of Education. Committee members are selected by the principal and are representative of educators, parents, students, community members and other stakeholders. The committee is "to design and monitor the continuous development and implementation of the levels of services program for high ability students." May Term Committee – May Term is facilitated by the May Term Committee. A quorum is one member over 50 percent. Composition:
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