Board Committees

Use this link to see Board Committee vacancies

You can find a playlist of all Board Committee meetings on our YouTube channel.

As stated in Board Policy 101, the Board believes that public schools are strengthened when communities are actively engaged in the education process. In support of this belief, the Board is committed to providing advisory committees which allow interested community members to serve and to provide input to the Board in the following areas: (see vacancies below):

  • Board of Education Policy Committee -- To  identify  a  process  for  development  of  policies  and  amendments  to  serve  as  guidelines  for  the  operation  of  the  school  system  and  the  successful,  efficient  function  of  the  public schools.
  • Calendar Committee -- Makes recommendations of a school calendar to the Board with the goals of maximizing consistent instructional time for students, opportunities for professional growth for teachers and increasing student achievement.
  • Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) -- The Board establishes the CAC as a standing committee which reports directly to the Board and serves as a channel for public concerns, advice and information as identified by the Board. The CAC may also respond to specific requests for research, at the direction of the majority of the Board, and make recommendations on specific topics impacting educational decisions and programs in Frederick County. The CAC exists as a subsidiary of the Board and as such may not act independently of the Board or inconsistently with policy or direction provided by the Board.
  • Curriculum and Instruction Committee -- Reviews new curriculum, instructional programs, state or federal legislation which affects curriculum, instricution or school administration, and provides recommendations as appropriate to the Board.
  • Ethics Panel – Provides advisory opinions, investigates complaints alleging an ethics violation by the Superintendent or a Board member and reports its findings and recommendations for action to the Board, and reviews annual disclosure statements.
  • Family Life Advisory Committee (FLAC) -- Reviews instructional material to be submitted to the Superintendent for consideration when recommending instructional material to be approved by the Board, taking into consideration the sensitive nature of comprehensive family life and HIV prevention education in schools.
  • Frederick County Career and Technology Advisory Council -- Serves as the overall career and technology education advisory body for FCPS and Frederick Community College; purpose is to advise, support and foster closer Board Policy 101 Page 2 cooperation and better understanding of career and technology education in industry, community, home and school.
  • Frederick County Public Schools Gifts for Education Committee -- Advises the board on matters pertaining to funds generated through the Endowment Fund, the Donor Restricted Projects Fund and the Current Initiative Fund for the exclusive purpose of meeting educational goals within FCPS to enrich students' learning experiences and ensure the highest quality education.
  • Investment Committee -- The purpose of the Investment Committee is to manage the investment of funds in the FCPS employees' Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) trust fund. The committee will hire an outside professional investment manager to assist them in this process. The committee is responsible for ensuring the funds are invested in accordance with the BOE Investment Policy.
  • Racial Equity Committee -- The Racial Equity Committee will focus on identifying discrimination or harassment, raising awareness of implicit bias, and eliminating or mitigating racial inequity or its effects across the entire school system. The Racial Equity Committee will make recommendations to the Board on aspects related to racial equity and the equity policy within all educational programs of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS).
  • Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) -- Advises the Special Education Department and the Board regarding the needs of students with disabilities within FCPS.

Board Committee Vacancies

Board of Education Policy Committee

The Board of Education Policy Committee is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Calendar Committee

The Calendar Committee is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Citizens Advisory Council

The Citizens Advisory Council is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Curriculum and Instruction Committee

The Curriculum and Instruction Committee is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Ethics Panel Vacancies

The Ethics Panel is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Family Life Advisory Committee

The Family Life Advisory Committee is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Frederick County Career and Technology Advisory Council

The Frederick County Career and Technology Advisory Council is not accepting vacancy applications at th is time.

Frederick County Public Schools Gifts for Education Committee

The Frederick County Public Schools Gifts for Education Committee is not accepting proposals at this time.

Investment Committee Vacancies

The Investment Committee is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Racial Equity Committee

The Racial Equity Committee is not accepting vacancy applications at this time.

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) is open to new members.

SECAC is an active group of Frederick County citizens committed to evaluating local special education services and advising the FCPS Office of Special Education and Psychological Services, as well as the Board of Education of Frederick County, on ways to improve the performance and achievement of children with disabilities. For additional information about the Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee, email secacinformation@gmail.com or call the Special Education Department at 301-644-5281.

If interested in being considered for membership, please complete the application found here and return it to secacinformation@gmail.com by Saturday, August 15, 2020. You may also print the application and mail it to Special Education and Psychological Services, Frederick County Public Schools, 191 S. East St., Frederick, MD 21701. 

Please provide any relevant information that you feel is beneficial for SECAC to consider. Feel free to attach additional pages, if additional space is needed.

If selected, members are expected to attend monthly SECAC meetings from 6-8 PM.