The Education Committee consists of a representative from the City Manager's Office, the City Attorney's Office, and Suffolk Public Schools.
A Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are chosen by the Mayor from the membership of City Council.
The Education Committee also serves to balance the primary role of the
School Board in crafting policy for the Suffolk Public Schools against
the responsibility of City Council for oversight that is imposed by the
appropriation of public funds.
The position of Secretary is held
by the Chief of Staff, whose duties include, but are not limited to:
establishing the agenda, providing public notice of the meetings, and
recording the minutes of every meeting.
The Education Committee is responsible for the general review of City educational plans, and its specific duties shall include, but not be limited to: monitoring and recommending to City Council an official policy in the area of Public Education, and soliciting public input regarding matters in the City.