Who Can Be on a Committee?

  • The Board of Trustees supports the use of committees to advise the Board and provide a perspective which may differ from that of staff regarding educational programs, safety, operations, financial reporting, maintenance, and supporting services. The work of committees helps to ensure programs and other services are relevant to address current standards; meet the needs of students and parents/guardians; and have appropriate resources to support high quality student outcomes.

    The Washoe County School District is always looking for individuals to serve as a member of one of the committees of the Board of Trustees or Superintendent. Most committees are open to members of the general public; some have geographic requirements or openings for parents, students, and staff. Committee terms are typically two years and expire each summer. If you have the time to volunteer and are passionate about making a difference in the school district, than we want to hear from you. See below for specific committee openings. 

Committees Currently Seeking Applicants

  • The committee application period for terms beginning June 30, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021 is now closed. 
    The following committees are still seeking applicants for students, and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the student positions are filled. Student terms will be one year and will begin on June 30, 2019 and end on June 30, 2020.  Please submit an application here

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Technical Skills Committee and Council on Career and Technical Education Meets periodically, generally quarterly

    The CTE Advisory Technical Skills Committee and Council on Career and Technical Education assist the District in developing and implementing CTE programs, and make recommendations to the Superintendent to establish a cooperative mechanism for local business and industry to support the instruction, facilities, and equipment necessary for the programs, and to help secure employment for students who complete the programs. 

    • WCSD CTE High School Student

    Safe and Healthy Schools Commission - Meets periodically, generally monthly 

    As a committee to the Board of Trustees, the function of the Safe and Healthy Schools Commission is to assist the Trustees on issues relating to the safety and security of schools, which may include prevention/intervention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery.

    • WCSD High School Student 

    School Naming CommitteeMeets periodically, generally monthly  

    The School Naming Committee makes recommendations related to the naming of new schools.

    • WCSD High School Student


    Student Wellness Advisory CommitteeMeets periodically, generally quarterly

    The Student Wellness Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Superintendent related to student wellness issues, which includes nutrition and physical activity.

    • WCSD High School Student


How Do I Apply?

  • To apply for a student seat, please submit your online application by clicking here. 

    Once applications are received, individuals who meet the requirements will be contacted for next steps in the process. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees will approve your appointment sometime before June 30, 2019. 

    If you have any questions, please email committees@washoeschools.net

    If you are not interested in any current openings, but would like to be considered for future openings, please fill out the general interest form