Standing Committees

The following are School Board Committees or committees which have School Board representation:

Audit Committee 
Contact:  Brett Zeller
Meeting Times:  Quarterly; January, April, July, November and as needed.
Board Member: Teree Caldwell-Johnson
Alternate:  Dionna Langford
Responsibilities:  Oversees the work of the district internal auditor to maintain compliance with state laws.

Board Development 
Contact:  Deb Pendleton
Meeting Times: Quarterly
Board/Staff Members: Rob Barron, Teree Caldwell-Johnson and Superintendent Ahart

Community Linkage 
Board Members: All

Des Moines Teachers Retirement Advisory Committee 
Contact: Thomas Harper
Meeting Times: Quarterly
Board Member: Connie Boesen
Responsibilities: Oversee the DMPS Retirement Fund

Health Benefits Advisory Committee 
Contact: Cathy McKay
Meeting Times: Fourth Monday of the month at 4:15 PM
Board Member: Heather Anderson
Alternate: Cindy Elsbernd

Policy Governance Review Committee
Board Members: Rob Barron, Connie Boesen, Dionna Langford and Natasha Newcomb

Legislative Education and Advocacy Committee
Board Members: Rob Barron, Teree Caldwell-Johnson and Cindy Elsbernd

Superintendent Evaluation and Compensation 
Board Members: Rob Barron, Teree Caldwell-Johnson, Connie Boesen and Natasha Newcomb

School Improvement Advisory Committee
Contact: Superintendent Ahart
Board Members: Heather Anderson and Natasha Newcomb

Polk County Early Childhood Iowa/Head Start Committee
Board Member: Cindy Elsbernd

Naming Committee
Board Members: Heather Anderson, Teree Caldwell-Johnson and Natasha Newcomb

Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Board Member: Heather Anderson

Des Moines Public School Foundation
Board Member: Heather Anderson

Youth Advisory Committee
Contact: Matt Smith
Board Members: Dionna Langford and Natasha Newcomb