*Correction: This article has been corrected to show that the School Board appointed Cynthia Voltz and Caitlin Sweet to the School Building Advisory Committee on December 13, 2022.
Following a second joint workshop with the School Board on January 3, 2023, the council voted 6-1 in favor of approving the draft charge for the ad-hoc School Building Advisory Committee during the Monday, January 9, 2023 council meeting. The Town Council and School Board first met in workshop to discuss the draft on November 16, 2022. Between the two workshops, the council and board worked separately to review edits to the charge [Article]. The latest version on which the council voted to approve, is the fifth draft.
The number of proposed public committee members was revised several times, before settling on five. The five public members will be recommended by a joint appointments committee consisting of three members of the Town Council Appointments Committee and three members of the School Board, selected by the School Board Chair. Appointment confirmation votes will be made by the both the School Board and Town Council.
In addition to the five public members, the School Building Advisory Committee will have co-chairs, with one chairperson being a School Board member and one being a Town Council member. Two members, including the co-chair, will be from the School Board and appointed by the School Board Chair. Two members, including the co-chair, will be from the Town Council and appointed by a Town Council vote.
Following the vote to approve the draft charge for the School Building Advisory Committee, the council voted unanimously to appoint councilors Penny Jordan and Gretchen Noon to the committee. *The School Board appointed board members Cynthia Voltz and Caitlin Sweet to the committee during their December 13, 2022 meeting.