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.

The committee, in conjunction with the chief executive officers and chief administrators of the Board governed agencies and institutions, will develop and recommend to the Board future planning initiatives and goals. This committee shall also advise the Board on collaborative and cooperative measures for all education entities and branches of state government necessary to provide for the general supervision, governance and control of the state educational institutions, agencies and public schools, with the goal of producing a seamless educational system.

Composition

The Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee is composed of two or more members of the Board, appointed by the president of the Board, who designates one member to serve as the chairperson and spokesperson of the committee, and is staffed by the Board’s Chief Planning and Policy Officer. The Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee may form a working unit or units, as necessary, to advise the committee. The chairperson presents all committee and working unit recommendations to the Board.

Responsibilities and Procedures

The Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board in the following general areas:

  1. Long range planning and coordination;
  2. Initial discussions and direction on strategic policy initiatives and goals;
  3. Legislative proposals and administrative rules for Board agencies and institutions;
  4. Coordination and communication with the Governor, the Legislature, and all other governmental entities with regard to items of legislation, Board policy and planning initiatives;
  5. Review and revision of Board policies, administrative rules and education-related statutes for consistency and compatibility with the Board’s strategic direction;
  6. Reports and recommendations from the Presidents’ Council and the Agency Heads’ Council;
  7. Other matters as assigned by the Board.

At the direction of the Board President, any matter before the Board may be removed to the Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee for initial action or consideration.

The Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee may establish necessary procedures to carry out its responsibilities. Such procedures must be consistent with the Board’s Governing Policies and Procedures. The Board’s Chief Policy and Government Affairs Officer, under the direction of the chairperson, prepares the agenda for the Planning, Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee work that is under consideration at each meeting of the Board.