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
Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) – Meets monthly, at the call of the Chair, typically the on third Thursday of the month. Meeting are in the evenings, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The mission of the ZAC Committee is to make school attendance zone recommendations to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees. This District is in the process of building new schools and the ZAC is looking at potential changes to the school attendance zoning. In 2020-2021, the Committee will begin looking at changing school attendance zones for all District high schools and other schools as needed. All meetings are publicly posted and public comment is encouraged and welcomed.
The Zoning Advisory Committee is comprised of thirteen (13) voting members represented by District staff, parents and other community members, and a representative from each of the seven Trustee districts. The Committee is seeking to fill a position opening as follows and is for a two-and-a-half-year term beginning January 1, 2021 ending June 30, 2023.
- At-Large Person: one of three positions represented by a Parent/Guardian or other Community members selected through the District’s application process
Please see “How do I Apply” below.
For more information about this committee, please visit here.
Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Committee – Meets quarterly, or at the call of the Chair.
The mission of the OPEB Committee is to administer the Washoe County School District Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust in a fiduciary capacity for the beneficiaries of the Trust, pursuant to Nevada State law (NRS 287.017(2)(e)).
The OPEB Committee is comprised of three (3) voting members and is seeking to fill a position opening as follows and is for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021.
- Person with education and experience in finance and/or economics totaling at least five (5) years.
For more information about this committee, please visit the OPEB Committee website.
Please see “How do I Apply” below.
School Naming Committee – Meets monthly, generally on first Wednesday of the month
The School Naming Committee selects and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding proposed names of new schools and, when appropriate, the renaming of an existing school. Naming and renaming efforts are conducted as a cooperative effort between the District, the involved school(s), and the community. The committee take nominations and rankings from the public for each school, and then narrow down to a set of names to recommend to the Board of Trustees. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees makes final decisions about the names of schools.
The Committee is seeking to fill the following seats for terms ending June 30, 2022:
- Seeking prospective representatives of Zone B, Zone D, and Zone F. (These zones correspond to Trustee districts.) For more information about zones/districts, visit https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/518
Capital Funding Protection Committee and Oversight Panel for School Facilities, Meet every other month
The Capital Funding Protection Committee and Oversight Panel for School Facilities make recommendations related to the oversight of capital expenditures for the acquisition, construction, repair, and revitalization of schools.
For more information about this commimtte, please visit the Capital Funding Protection Committee website.
The Committee is seeking to fill the following seat for terms ending June 30, 2022:
· Community member who works in the Public Works industry
How Do I Apply?
To apply, please submit an online application here.
Once applications are received, individuals who meet the requirements will be contacted for next steps in the process. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees or Superintendent, as applicable to the committee, approves the appointment.