CE: Administrative Councils, Cabinets, and Committees
The Superintendent may establish such permanent or temporary councils, cabinets, and committees as they deem necessary for assuring staff participation in decision making, for implementing policies and procedures and for the improvement of the educational program.
Functioning in an advisory capacity, all councils, cabinets and committees created by the Superintendent will make recommendations to the Superintendent. Such groups will exercise no inherent authority. Authority for establishing policy remains with the School Committee and authority for implementing policy remains with the Superintendent.
The membership, composition and responsibilities of administrative councils, cabinets and committees will be defined by the Superintendent and may be changed at his/her discretion. However, the School Committee will be kept informed of the establishment and dissolution of these groups as well as their membership and their purpose.
Expenses incurred by such groups for consultative services, materials, and any investigative travel will be paid by the district, but only within budgetary allotments and when approved in advance by the Superintendent or designee.