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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 7-23.1

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

General Advisory Council for Technical and Career Education

Under the School Board's guidelines for citizens' advisory committees, a community-staff general advisory council for Technical and Career Education shall be activated.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the general advisory council shall be to:

    1. Develop methods by which council members may most effectively function as channels of communication between the schools and the total community;
    2. Influence the expansion and quality of technical and career education programs in the schools.;
    3. Provide liaison service that unifies the educational program of the schools toward meeting universal and common technical and career education needs of students, industry, and the community;
    4. Formulate means by which the council may act as advisors and consultants to all groups, to school guidance departments, and the total community concerning technical and career education preparation and opportunities; and
    5. Encourage the cooperation of employers to seek applicants from among qualified youth, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability.
  2. Members/Term of Office/Appointment
    1. The membership of the council will include approximately twenty-one (21) adult members, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability, as evenly distributed as possible, representing business, industry, labor, management, government, and education.
    2. The term of members shall be for three (3) years. With the recommendation of the nominating committee and the approval of the Superintendent, members shall have the option to serve additional terms. Officers shall serve to the end of their tenure of office.
    3. The membership of the council shall be appointed by the Superintendent selected from a list presented by the nominating committee.
  3. Ex-Officio Members

    School personnel involved in technical and career education shall be appointed as ex-officio members of the council and shall include the Director of Technical and Career Education, the Director of the Technical and Career Education Center, the Director of the Advanced Technology Center, the coordinator for the Governorís STEM and Technology Academy, technical and career education coordinators, and other personnel designated by the Director of Technical and Career Education. Ex-officio members shall not have voting privileges.

  4. Meetings

    The council shall meet quarterly in September, November, February, and May on a regularly scheduled basis, or as otherwise directed by the councilís chairman.

  5. Officers/Procedures

    Officers shall be elected by the voting members. Procedures are established in the council's bylaws.

  6. Reports

    Periodic reports may be made to the School Board through the Superintendent.

    An annual report describing the council's activities shall be submitted to the Virginia Department of Education.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations Governing Career and Technical Education, 8 VAC 20-120-50, as amended.

Approved by Superintendent: August 14, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: May 23, 2014