Many committees and task forces assist the District in decision-making about maintenance, finance, cost containment, and facilities planning. Committee members have expertise in related areas and the District enlists their help in reviewing data, developing plans, and making recommendations. The valuable insight provided by these individuals has been crucial to the sound decisions made by the Board and staff, reflected in the District’s best practices and ongoing commitment to stewardship.
The purpose of the District Finance Committee is to ensure that taxpayer funds are used as effectively and efficiently as possible by reviewing the financial practices of the District and reporting findings and recommendations for improvement to the Board of Education. Five independent citizen members with training and expertise in the analysis, oversight, and management of budgets are appointed to the committee, as well as one member of the Board of Education and one building principal. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
The Maintenance Advisory Committee was formed to support and assist the District in overseeing facility maintenance issues, including building security and minor capital projects. Members of the committee contribute outstanding expertise and professional knowledge. The committee meets monthly and rotates between school buildings.
Formed in 2012 after the successful passage of an operating referendum, this committee is tasked with ensuring that taxpayer funds approved in the 2012 Operating Referendum are used as promised. Specific charges to the committee include: (1) ensuring that the Brandywine School District delivers on the commitments made as a result of the Operating Referendum of March 2012; (2) ensuring that clear and concise communication is presented to the BSD community regarding referendum initiatives; and (3) if any deviations from the referendum plan become necessary, recommending those changes to the School Board for approval.
The RAC will meet a minimum of three times per school year, unless additional meetings are deemed necessary. The members, listed below, served for the duration of the 2012 Operating Referendum. The committee was sunset in August 2016.