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Finance Advisory Committee

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Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is accepting letters of interest through Friday, July 30, 2021, and conducting interviews on Friday, August 13, 2021 to fill two two-year term vacancies on the Finance Advisory Committee.
The committee consists of volunteer community members, charged with assisting the school board in monitoring the financial condition of the district. This committee reports directly to the board, reviews the district's financial statements and audits, provides assistance in the budgeting process, and analyzes specific financial issues upon request. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please submit your letter of interest or resume to:
 
Durango School District 9-R
Attn: Alisa Carver
201 E. 12th Street, Durango, Colorado 81301
 

Functions and Duties

  1. The Finance Advisory Committee shall serve as an external monitoring committee to the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education for OE-07 Financial Planning, OE08 Financial Administration and OE-09 Asset Protection. The committee shall meet on a monthly basis or otherwise as necessary.
  2. In accordance with Colorado law, all meetings of the Finance Advisory Committee shall be open to the public. All minutes of said meetings shall be published in an appropriate manner.
  3. The committee shall report on the results of its work to the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on a quarterly basis or as otherwise requested.
  4. The committee shall review the work of the District Accountability AdvisoryCommittee (DAAC) as appropriate to clarify the DAAC priorities relative to funding and instruction.

Membership Information

Qualifications

The district’s finance officer shall be an ex-officio member of the Finance Advisory Committee. Other ad hoc ex-officio members may be appointed by the Board of Education.

The members of the Finance Advisory Committee shall be impartial observers of the district’s finances. The members of the Finance Advisory Committee, excluding ex-officio members, shall not hold any other office in the district or be an employee of the district.

The Board of Education will ensure that the members collectively possess the expertise and experience in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting needed to understand and address financial issues within the district.

When possible, at least one member from this committee shall also be a member of the District Accountability Advisory Committee also known as DAAC.

Number of Members and Appointment

The committee shall consist of the ex-officio members and seven members. Such members shall be appointed by the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education.

Term of Office

Initially, appointments to the Finance Advisory Committee shall be as follows:

Three members for one year terms

Four members for two year terms

Thereafter, the term of office for each member shall be for a period of two years. Members appointed to the committee shall be eligible for reappointment for additional two-year terms.

Removal from Committee

The Board of Education may remove any committee member who fails to attend three consecutive scheduled committee meetings. Any vacancies created by removal from the committee shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Education and the person or persons so appointed shall serve during the un-expired term of the member whose removal or resignation created the vacancy.

Compensation

Committee members shall serve without compensation.

Officers

The Committee shall select from its membership a chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and such other officers as may be determined to be necessary or appropriate. The district’s finance officer shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of the Finance Advisory Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a Finance Advisory Committee?

In accordance with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) as well as recommendations made in past Durango School District 9-R financial audit management letters, the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education herein establishes a Finance Advisory Committee. The Board of Education recognizes the need for a Finance Advisory Committee as an external monitoring committee to help ensure continued financial safety and soundness in the district.

The Finance Advisory Committee shall review and monitor the financial operation of the district.

What is a Board Committee?

A committee is a board committee only if its existence and charge come from the board, regardless whether board members sit on the committee. The only board committees are those which are set forth in this policy. Unless otherwise stated, a committee ceases to exist as soon as its task is complete or its time-frame has expired.

Upcoming FAC Meeting Dates

*During the COVID-19 shutdown, the FAC meetings will be via Zoom. Please contact Alisa Carver for details. acarver@durangoschools.org or 970-247-5411 ext 1421.
 
Please note that meetings are scheduled from 7:30am-9:00am (except as noted) at the District Administration Building, 201 East 12th Street.     
 
November 20, 2020
December 18, 2020
January 15, 2021
February 19, 2021
March 19, 2021 - Cancelled
April 16, 2021 - Start time:  8:00 am
May 28, 2021 - Start time:  8:00 am; in-person
June 11, 2021 - Start time:  8:00 am; in-person
 

FAC Approved Meeting Minutes