Community Debt Advisory Committee
The Columbus Municipal School District believes in the active involvement and participation from stakeholders in District affairs. The newly-formed CMSD Community Debt Advisory Committee is established to allow for community input regarding long-term debt management strategies engaged by the District. If you are interested in serving, please contact Ms. Tammie Holmes, Chief Financial Officer, at or 662.241.7400.
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
The Columbus Municipal School District believes in the active involvement and participation of parents and the Columbus community within affairs of the district. The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is formed by the Board for the purpose of seeking advice and providing widespread involvement in issues affecting the special education services provided by CMSD. As the district grows and changes, this advisory committee will allow the Board to increase involvement in the school district and receive input from the community on special education issues. The SEPAC Committee is formed in accordance to the CMSD Board Policy BBF, Advisory Committees to the Board.
Schedule of Meetings in 2017
All meetings of this committee are open to the public.
The SEPAC Committee is tasked with identifying any unmet requirements of special needs students, parents, and staff as well as to identify barriers that may adversely affect the success of special education within the Columbus Municipal School District. The committee will work in conjunction with the Director of Special Education to organize and implement committee operations. Recommendations from the SEPAC Committee shall be submitted to the Superintendent and as appropriate, will be presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration. Final reports shall be delivered to the Board at a meeting scheduled by the Board to receive the report.
The SEPAC Committee will consist of a nine (9) member group that will be comprised of parents, CMSD staff, and representatives from Columbus community groups that advocate for children with special needs. Committee members for SEPAC will be appointed to serve for one (1) academic school year term. Interested persons who would like to serve on this committee shall complete a committee application located on the CMSD website (www.columbuscityschools.org). Please submit applications using the following information.
Mail applications to:
Brandon Central Services Center
P.O. Box 1308
Columbus, MS 39703
Deliver applications to:
Brandon Central Services Center
2630 McArthur Drive
Columbus, MS 39705
The SEPAC Committee is created solely to advise and make recommendations to the Board and does not have any authority beyond that function. All suggestions and recommendations of the SEPAC Committee shall be reported to the Board and Superintendent prior to public release.
Committee members must understand and agree that the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act and CMSD policy forbids CMSD staff and committee members from identifying by name or discussing specific CMSD students at committee meetings and in communications among the committee and CMSD staff.