About Committees

Committee Membership Guidelines:

The goal of committee membership is to accurately represent the diversity of our district. Our priority is to make sure there is representation from each learning community and each school type. Each committee will have 5 members in addition to the committee chairperson.  Priority is given to ensure representation from each learning community and multiple grade levels. 

General expectations for committee members: 

All committees meet as often as needed but no less 8 times a year. 

Specific qualities and expectations for a successful committee: 

    • Works in a constructive way with staff, parents
    • Can keep personal issues separate from committee
    • Sincere desire to help all SUSD students
    • Collaborative and inclusive spirit
    • All committee members should be involved in developing programs
    • All stakeholders represented on committee
    • Any identified (legitimate) problems with schools passed to school or district for resolution
    • Communication of programs, issues and resources
    • Training of facilitators
    • Use of expert speakers
    • Strict vetting for research-based proven topics and methodology
    • Commitment of time
    • Ability to listen
    • A healthy sense of humor and a thick skin

Expectations for Chairpersons:

Chairpersons must be a parent or guardian of an SUSD student.  Priority is given to SPC Reps and existing general members.

Chairpersons are responsible for submitting a brief, monthly summary about the activities of the committee to be published in The Post.  The summaries can be in video format, include pictures or simply take form as a brief paragraph. Chairpersons are also responsible for submitting announcements/and or reminders relevant to their committee for monthly general meetings.