Board Committees

The Internal Organization of the Board of Education

The board is granted authority to self-organize in the execution of its duties. It currently has eight appointed committees which meet, confer, and report regularly. The procedural guidelines for Board committees appear in the bylaws of the Board Governing Policies and Procedures.

Planning, Policy, and Governmental Affairs

The Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs (PPGA) Committee is a standing advisory committee of the Board. It is responsible for developing and presenting recommendations to the Board on matters of policy, planning, and governmental affairs.

Instruction, Research, and Student Affairs

The Instruction, Research and Student Affairs (IRSA) Committee is a standing advisory committee of the Board. It is responsible for developing and presenting recommendations to the Board on matters of policy and procedure concerning instruction, research and student affairs.

Business Affairs and Human Resources

The Business Affairs and Human Resources (BAHR) Committee is a standing advisory committee of the Board. It is responsible for developing and presenting recommendations to the Board on matters of policy and procedures concerning business affairs and human resources affairs.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a standing committee of the Board. The Audit Committee provides oversight to the organizations under its governance for financial statement integrity, financial practices, internal control systems, financial management, and standards of conduct.

Council on Academic Affairs and Programs

The Council on Academic Affairs and Programs (CAAP) is a working group for the Instruction, Research, and Student Affairs (IRSA) Committee. CAAP makes recommendations to IRSA on instructional programmatic matters, student affairs, and related policy issues. This group is primarily comprised of the Board’s Chief Academic Officer and the chief academic officers of the institutions and agencies.

Data Management Council

Data Management Council

The Idaho Data Management Council (DMC) is a council established to make recommendation on the oversight and development of Idaho’s Educational Analytics System (EASI) and oversees the creation, maintenance and usage of said system.

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in Idaho

The primary object of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in Idaho (EPSCoR) is to stimulate research in niche areas that can become fully competitive in the disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programs of the National Science Foundation and other relevant agencies.

Higher Education Research Council

The Higher Education Research Council (HERC) is responsible for implementing and administering the Board's higher education research policy and the grant programs created by it. These programs are designed to stimulate competitive research at Idaho's institutions.

Indian Education Committee

The purpose of the Idaho Indian Education Committee (IEC) is to advocate for American Indian students, act as an advisory body to the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and serve as a link between the five Idaho tribes. The mission of the Committee is to create the conditions for and support of the efforts of raising the bar and eliminating the academic achievement gap.