BLAINE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES - FINANCE COMMITTEE
FINANCE COMMITTEE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Board of Trustees (Board) recognizes it is critical to be good stewards of public funds by ensuring transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the District’s finances. The Finance Committee (FC) is designed to act as a committee to the Board regarding the District’s financial interests and operations and assist in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and ensuring the public’s trust. It is not the intention that the FC makes policy or manages staff. The Board will direct the specific responsibilities of the Committee to review any matters potentially having a significant impact on District finances before the Board takes action which may include:
1. Assist the District in educating the general public concerning school finance issues, including creating reader-friendly budget information.
2. Review the District's annual audit and accompanying management letters, and submit any comments or recommendations to the Board.
3. Review the annual budget, revenue and expenditure forecasts, and submit any recommendations to the Board.
4. Review and make recommendations regarding long-term capital plans for the District.
5. Provide input to the Board with respect to the investment of money and the undertaking of debt.
6. Advise the Board of any local, state, and/or national policies, legislation or emergent trends which may impact district finances.
7. Or other issues approved by the Board.
Consistent with this function, the Finance Committee should encourage continuous improvement of and should foster adherence to the District's policies, procedures and practices at all levels.
For more information about the Finance Committee please see BCSD Policy 220 - Advisory Committees.
All meetings of the Finance Committee are open to the public.