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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-21

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Citizens' Advisory Committees

  1. Generally

    Citizens' Advisory Committees will be organized by the School Board when mandated by federal or state law or regulations of the Virginia Board of Education or whenever the School Board determines that such groups may be helpful in advising the School Board.

  2. Citizens' Advisory Committees authorized by School Board

    The following Citizens' Advisory Committees are authorized by the School Board:

    1. Special Education Advisory Committee - established in accordance with 8VAC20-81-230(D), as amended, Virginia Board of Education Regulations;
    2. General Advisory Council for Technical and Career Education - established in accordance with 8VAC20-120-50, as amended, Virginia Department of Education Regulations;
    3. Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education - established in accordance with 8VAC20-40-60, as amended, Virginia Department of Education Regulations;
    4. Interagency Adult Basic Education Advisory Committee - established in accordance with Virginia Code §22.1-224 and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA);
    5. School Health Advisory Committee - established in accordance with Virginia Code §22.1-275.1, as amended;
    6. Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Committee (activated no less than one year before the end of the current strategic plan ends); and
    7. Such other committees as the School Board determines are needed.
  3. Service of the Citizens' Advisory Committees

    Citizens' Advisory Committee activities and discussion shall be confined to the compilation of data, the analysis of problems, the summary of opinions, the drawing of conclusions and recommendations regarding the purposes for the Citizens' Advisory Committee. Such Committees will not expand the duties and purposes for the creation of the Committee without prior approval of the School Board or amendment to any law or regulation authorizing such expansion. Each Citizens' Advisory Committee will submit an annual report to the School Board regarding the work of the Committee.

    Committees and their chairpersons shall have no legal authority to act on behalf of the School Board nor shall the committees have authority to direct the activities of School Division staff or students.

  4. Support Staff and staff or student committee members

    The Superintendent shall appoint staff members to provide administrative support to Citizens' Advisory Committees. The Superintendent or designee will have authority to appoint staff and student committee members and to remove such persons from appointed positions at the Superintendent's or designee's discretion.

  5. Citizens' Advisory Committee Tenure

    Citizen members appointed to Citizens' Advisory Committees will serve the terms of their appointments unless removed by the School Board or resignation by the citizen member. Committee members shall have no legal rights to their appointed positions and may be removed from membership for failure to perform duties, failure to maintain requirements for appointment to the committee and other good and just cause as determined by the School Board. Membership and responsibilities will be in compliance with School Board policies and regulations, and applicable state and federal law and regulations. Beginning July 1, 2018 all terms of appointment to Citizens' Advisory Committees will begin on July 1st of the first year of appointment and end on June 30th of the final year of appointment. Citizens' Advisory Committee members who have been appointed prior to July 1, 2018 and have a term of service that will end on a date other than June 30th of the final year of appointment are hereby appointed to a term that will be extended until the June 30th following the original final date of appointment.

  6. School Board Liaisons to Citizens' Advisory Committees

    The School Board may designate one School Board Member and one School Board Member alternate to serve as the School Board Liaison to a Citizens' Advisory Committee. Such liaison will not have voting rights on the committee (except as may be designated in the Ad Hoc strategic plan committee) and will not have the authority to bind the School Board regarding any matter related to the committee. As required by law, the Citizens' Advisory Committee will report to the School Board through the Superintendent.

  7. Changes to Regulation 7-21.1

    The Superintendent is required to provide notice of intended changes to Regulation 7-21.1 at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to such change taking affect.

Code of Virginia §22.1-18.1, as amended. Annual report on gifted education required; local advisory committee on gifted education.

Code of Virginia §22.1-224, as amended.

Code of Virginia §22.1-275.1, as amended. School Health Advisory Board.

Virginia Department of Education Regulations 8VAC20-40-60, as amended. Local plan, local advisory committee, and annual report.

Virginia Department of Education Regulations 8VAC20-120-50, as amended. Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee.

Virginia Department of Education Regulations 8VAC20-81-230, as amended. Local educational agency administration and governance.

Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014
Amended by School Board: February 27, 2018