Education Advisory Board

(7 Members - 6 Commission Appointments, term concurrent with term of appointing Commissioner; and 1 City Manager Appointment; 3 Ex-Officio Members; and Ad-Hoc Members) 
The Education Advisory Board was established by Resolution #2013-019 on February 26, 2013. 

Purpose


The City Commission has determined that it is advisable to create an Education Advisory Board to assist the City Commission in matters related to the public educational system as it is administered by the public schools located in the City. 

Membership & Qualifications 


The Board shall consist of seven (7) members, each of whom shall have been a resident of the City for a minimum of six (6) months prior to any such appointment. 

Each City Commissioner is entitled to appoint one (1) member to the Board from time to time; provided, however, that the Mayor shall have one (1) additional appointment and the City Manager shall have one (1) appointment. 

There will be three (3) ex-officio (non-voting) members of the Board who will be designees of the principals of Dania Beach Elementary, Collins Elementary, and Olsen Middle Public Schools, respectively. Ad hoc (non-voting) members may also be appointed by any City Commissioner. Ex-officio and ad hoc members are not required to be City residents. 

It is the intention of the City Commission that persons of diverse perspectives be represented on the Board, including, without limitation, parents of school-age or pre-school-age children, educators, business people, and persons with a background and knowledge in child development and education-related fields. 

The members shall serve without compensation at the pleasure of the City Commission of the City of Dania Beach. A quorum for any meeting shall consist of three (3) regular members. 

Financial Disclosure 


Members of this Board are not required to file a Financial Disclosure Form. 

Terms of Office


The six (6) Commission appointees shall serve a term consistent with the duration of the term of the appointing Commissioner. 
The one (1) City Manager appointee shall serve a term consistent with the duration of the employment of the City Manager. 
Any regular member missing three (3) consecutive meetings shall automatically be removed from the Council and replaced in the same manner as that member was originally appointed. 

Organization 


The Board shall meet from time to time under rules and regulations which it may promulgate. At the first meeting of the Board, the members shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. 
The chairperson of the Board shall be afforded the opportunity to request that the City Commission place on its agenda for discussion any recommendations or suggestions made by the Board. 

Duties & Responsibilities 


The duties and responsibilities of the Education Advisory Board shall include, but not be limited to: 
(a) meet with local school administrators to recommend courses of action to develop new guiding ideas related to the goals and objectives of education within the City; 
(b) work to improve interaction among County school officials, City officials, businesses and residents of the City; 
(c) recognize and promote accomplishments of students and educators; 
(d) offer and review suggestions from City officials, businesses, residents and school administrators of ways in which the City can enhance the ability of the schools to develop a well-educated workforce, increase civic engagement, reduce juvenile crime and other risk behaviors, and offer recommendations that will enable students to feel comfortable and become enthusiastic about participating in the learning process, and encouraging their participation in classroom environments.