608P - Advisory Program Committees

The School Board may appoint advisory councils or committees of citizens of the school division for consultation with reference to specific matters pertaining to local schools. In addition, pursuant to Board of Education regulations, the School Board establishes advisory committees for the following programs: special education and career and technical education. These committees shall serve without compensation for one-year terms.

A Gifted Education Advisory Committee will be established. The Committee will annually review the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented. The comments and recommendations of the Committee will be submitted in writing directly to the School Board and the Superintendent. The Committee will reflect the ethnic and geographical composition of the school division.

A Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee will be established. The Committee will provide recommendations on current job needs, the relevancy of career and technical education programs offered, and assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the local plan and application. The Committee will reflect the ethnic and geographical composition of the school division and include representatives from business, industry and labor.

The division superintendent may establish and maintain other advisory committees comprised of employees, parents, patrons or citizens to provide input regarding matters relating to the efficient and effective operation of the school division.


Legal Reference:
20 U.S.C. § 5964(a)(6), 6318(e)(12), 7115(a)(1)(E).
Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1-18.1, 22.1-275.1, 22.1-279.8.
8 VAC 20-40-60
8 VAC 20-81-230.D.
8 VAC 20-120-50
8 VAC 20-131-270



Cross Reference:
Policy 113P, School Board Bylaws-Committees
Policy 202P, Administration-Delegation of Authority







Adopted: February 6, 1990

Amended: August 17, 2010

Amended: April 5, 2011

Amended: June 19, 2012

Amended: April 21, 2015