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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 7-24.1


Citizens' Advisory Committees: Gifted Education Citizens' Advisory Committee

A local advisory committee for gifted education (“Advisory Committee”) shall operate under bylaws which are in compliance with the Virginia Board of Education Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students.

  1. Purpose

    The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to advise the School Board of the educational needs of all gifted students in the School Division.

  2. Duties

    The duties and responsibilities of the Advisory Committee shall be to:

    1. Review annually the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions.;
    2. Determine the extent to which the local plan for the previous year was implemented.;
    3. Develop annual goals and priorities;
    4. Represent the community;
    5. Encourage a collaborative relationship between School Division staff and the community;
    6. Become knowledgeable about current programs, research, and best practices in gifted education and its relationship with general education;
    7. Focus attention on issues relative to improving the educational services for gifted students; and
    8. Submit recommendations of the advisory committee in writing to the Superintendent and the School Board.
  3. Members/Terms of Office/Appointment/Representation
    1. The membership of the Advisory Committee will be appointed by the School Board from recommendations of the full Advisory Committee.
    2. The term of membership will be three (3) years. With the recommendation of the nominating committee and the endorsement of a majority of voting members, members may serve additional terms in accordance with the bylaws of the Advisory Committee.
    3. Voting membership of the Advisory Committee will include approximately twelve (12) members representing parents of students in the gifted program, community representatives, and business leaders.
    4. Ex-officio (non-voting) membership of the Advisory Committee shall include the program director, a student appointed by the administration, and four teachers of gifted students who work in the following areas: arts, elementary, middle, and secondary levels.
    5. The voting membership of the Advisory Committee shall reflect the ethnic and geographical composition of the School Division.
  4. Operating Procedures/Officers
    1. The Advisory Committee shall maintain current bylaws and standing rules to govern the operation of the Advisory Committee.
    2. The Advisory Committee shall develop a calendar for regular meetings which includes at least four meetings per year.
    3. Officers shall be elected by the voting members according to procedures established in the Advisory Committee's bylaws.
  5. Reports
    1. The Advisory Committee shall present written recommendations to the School Board and Superintendent.
    2. Reports shall be made to the Virginia Department of Education as required and requested.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students, 8VAC20-40-10 et seq., as amended.

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

Approved by the Superintendent: May 6, 1997
Revised by Superintendent: May 5, 1999
Revised by Superintendent: October 10, 2000
Revised by Superintendent: May 23, 2014