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. 

How Do I Apply?

  • To apply, please submit your application and letter of interest.  In some cases, a resume may be required.  Refer to the specific committee page for additional information, to include current needs and application deadlines.  Failure to submit a complete application packet (that includes a letter of intent and resume, as applicable) by the submission deadline may result in the application being denied without consideration.

     
    Applications and Letters of Interest must be submitted to the following:

    By Email
    at committees@washoeschools.net
    By Mail:  Washoe County School District Board Services Department, PO Box 30425,Reno, NV 89520
    By Fax: 775-348-0304
    In Person: Washoe County School District Board Services Department, 425 East 9th Street,Reno, NV 89512

Committees Currently Seeking Applicants

  • The Washoe County School District is seeking applicants for a number of community advisory committees that serve the District’s 64,000 students and their families. There are a variety of committees that meet throughout the year to help set policies and guide the District forward. 
     
    Deadline to apply is October 26, 2018. 
     

    Sexuality, Health and Responsibility Education Advisory Committee - Meets quarterly

    • Makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees related to the SHARE Curriculum, which includes:
      • health promotion and risk reduction within the context of the world in which students live
      • the health and safety of the human reproductive system
      • abstinence and refusal skills
      • positive attitudes and healthy relationships, in all life settings
    • For information about this committee, visit: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/5731

    The SHARE Advisory Committee is seeking to fill a vacated seat in the category of parent/guardian of a WCSD student for a term ending June 30, 2019.

    Student Wellness Advisory Committee - Meets 3-4 times annually

    • Makes recommendations to the Superintendent related to student wellness issues, which includes nutrition and physical activity.
    • For information about this committee, visit: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/5752

    The Student Wellness Advisory Committee is seeking to fill two vacated seats :

    • A parent/guardian of a WCSD student for a term ending June 30, 2020; and
    • A community Member from the health arena, to include areas such as nutrition, physical fitness and wellness, for a term ending June 30, 2019

    Safe and Healthy Schools Commission - Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

    The Safe and Healthy Schools Commission is seeking to fill a vacated seat in the category of Medical/Mental Health professional for a term ending June 30, 2019.