CAC Board Policy Review

Citizens Advisory Committee: Board Policy Review


Sign Up to be part of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for Board Policy Review (Note: As of July 18, 2023, the committee is only accepting additional sign-ups from students interested in serving)


The OSD Citizens Advisory Committee is made up of students, family members, staff and community members who are leading the work of the district policy review in preparation for adoption by the school board.  The committee’s purpose:


  • To complete a review and update of all OSD policies.
  • To revise district policies not in compliance with state and federal laws. 

  • To draft a policy for board consideration that establishes a standing committee of the board to conduct regular policy review and recommend policy updates to the board.

  • To expand opportunities for students, families, practicing educators, and the community to lead in the policy and governance of OSD.

  • To alleviate the burden on staff to draft policy revisions for board consideration.


The committee meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Knox 111 Administrative Center located at 111 Bethel St. NE; Olympia, WA 98506.


Special School Board Meetings set to address board policies

The school board is scheduled to address board policy reviews for the 1000, 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 policy series at Special Board Meetings. Each meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E. in Olympia, and on Zoom. Meeting details, including Zoom information, agendas, minutes, Zoom recordings, the process for submitting public comment, and supporting documents may be found on Board Docs. Special meeting dates will also be posted on this webpage.


Note: While the 2000 board policy series is not listed above for immediate review, Board Vice President Hilary Seidel noted that it is anticipated that the CAC will review those policies during its first year of service.


The public is encouraged to attend the Special Board Meetings and will have an opportunity to review and provide written comment on each series after first reading and before the board takes final action to adopt the updated policies. To date, community feedback has been accepted on the following policy series:


  • From September 7-17, 2023, the board accepted community feedback on the "Essential Policies" that were presented for first reading at the August 3, 2023 Special Board Meeting. Next step is for the Essential Policies to return to the board for second reading.

  • From October 16-26, 2023, the board accepted community feedback on the "1000 Series - Board of Directors" that were presented for first reading at the July 27, 2023 Special Board Meeting. The 1000 Series returned to the board for second reading and approval on February 8, 2024.


CAC Board Policy Review Committee Membership Rosters

The committee was chartered in March 2023, sponsored by Board Director Talauna Reed and Board Vice President Hilary Seidel. The current CAC membership roster is posted on Olympia School Board meeting agendas in the "Consent Agenda" portion of the meeting. Rosters to date include:



For more information about this Citizens Advisory Committee, view the OSD Citizens Advisory Committee Charter – PolicyThe Olympia School Board approved the charter on March 9, 2023.


To learn more about board policy work in general, including any board policies currently being considered by the board and how to provide feedback, visit the Board Policy Review webpage.