The work of FSBA Committees is essential for the Association to carry out its Mission and Strategic Goals. The FSBA Bylaws establish three types of committees:
- Standing Committees for ongoing action;
- Ad Hoc Committees to explore topics or issues of special interest; and
- Nominating Committee to recommend a slate of candidates for FSBA executive officer positions.
The FSBA President, in consultation with the other Executive Officers, appoints the Chair and Vice Chair of each committee, consistent with requirements set forth in the Bylaws and Policies. School board members may sign up to serve on FSBA Committees by completing and submitting the FSBA Committee Assignment Request Form. The current FSBA Committees and Subcommittees are described below and linked to more information about each committee’s/subcommittee’s leadership, membership, staff support, and activities.
Professional Development Committee: Plans, guides, and monitors the implementation of the Professional Development Program which includes the Certified Board Member and Master Board Programs, the Advanced Boardsmanship Certification, the Certified Board Distinction, new board member and ethics training.
Policy Committee: Assists in the review, development, and revision of the FSBA Bylaws and Policies and facilitates the adoption process of any proposed changes.
Finance Committee: Monitors the financial operation and budgetary process of FSBA.
Legislative Committee: Coordinates a systematic process to develop FSBA’s platform of state and federal priorities and positions, pursues legislative changes consistent with the adopted FSBA platform, and serves as key advocates for public education. In order to ensure equal representation on the Legislative Committee, the FSBA Bylaws call for each school board to designate a member and an alternate to serve on the Legislative Committee. The Legislative Committee includes two subcommittees: the Advocacy Subcommittee and the Federal Relations Subcommittee.
- Advocacy Subcommittee: Explores strategies and ways of strengthening FSBA’s advocacy role in public education and keeps advocacy in the forefront of public education.
- Federal Relations Subcommittee: Explores and coordinates programs, legislation, and activities between FSBA and federal agencies and elected officials.
Long Range Planning Committee: Engages in long range and strategic planning to ensure that FSBA’s vision, mission, and strategic directions are pursued and to encourage the smooth transition of leadership within the Association. The membership of the Long Range Planning Committee includes the FSBA executive officers and two at large members elected from the general membership.
Multicultural and Diversity Committee: Sensitizes and cultivates positive images and attitudes among school board members on multicultural education issues and recommends program topics for workshops and conferences.
Past Presidents’ Council: Serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Officers on issues of governance, seeks ways and strategies to advance the FSBA President’s focus area, recruits leaders for FSBA, and performs other duties as assigned by the FSBA President.
FSBA NOMINATING COMMITTEE
FSBA Nominating Committee is comprised of members elected by regions of the FSBA general membership during the general membership meeting held annually at the joint conference in the fall. Individuals interested in serving in an Executive Officer’s capacity must submit a completed questionnaire and résumé to the Committee. The Committee meets to review the applications, interview all candidates, and nominate a slate of candidates for consideration and election by the FSBA General Membership.